Why should you CARE for your audience? The answer is simple. The Law of Reciprocity. It basically says that when someone offers you a gift, care or support you tend to feel compelled to reciprocate. Of course there will be times when you offer without having the intention to receive anything back. However, the chances are high that you will always receive something back. It may not be something tangible. It may just be the feeling of joy, happiness and peace in contributing to another. Giving and receiving is part of building relationships and trust. These are essential ingredients in successfully [...]
About DebbieDebbie is a dynamic speaker and facilitator, who has a strong desire to help individuals develop greater self confidence through improving their communication skills. She is also a Leadership and Career Development Consultant who is committed to helping people gain clarity around their aspirations and supporting them in achieving their vision. She is a certified NLP practitioner, certified Six Sensory Practitioner, Diploma in Life Coaching, accredited Extended DISC consultant and certified Time Line Therapist.
I can still vividly remember when I decided to speak out at work in a meeting. My heart was beating so fast, palms were sweaty and words were coming out real quick. All I kept saying to myself (in my head) was "I'm going to make a fool out of myself" "They are going to think who hired this bozo?" "What are they thinking now?" "Are they getting my message?" "Are they getting me" ...well you get the gist!! It wasn't a very empowering situation!! nor was it one that encouraged or inspired me to kept speaking out. However, in 2004 [...]
When I first started my journey in public speaking, I have been told numerous times to Fake it Till you Make it!! I can be dramatic but faking it? I don't think so. It is a challenge to project confidence especially when you first start to stand up and speak. The worse thing that you can do to make yourself even more nervous is to pretend to be someone who is already an expert and needing to "get it right". Even experienced speakers out there have moments of mental blank, speeches that went in a different direction or dealing with unexpected [...]