Career Development: Confident Public Speaking – A Technique To Help
Do you have to give presentations? Many of us finding giving presentations and speaking in public is an important part of the job.
Certainly, if you are looking for a senior role, the ability to present confidently is a great asset. And lots of us do feel nervous.
Tapping as a technique seems strange at first. but lots of people have found that it works for them. In this video psychologist, Steve Wells, and coach, Rachel Green, show you how to do it.
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How to explore confidence, to help you begin to act with greater confidence.
Confidence is essential if you want to get the most out of your life. Whether you want to make friends, find a partner or get on at work you need to be able to demonstrate a degree of confidence. Many people think that there is nothing they can do to improve their confidence – as if they were born lacking in some way. This is not true – anyone can learn to be more confident providing they are prepared to do a little work. This workshop is going to look at how confident you are now and how you can begin to think and act with greater confidence.
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Course AimsThis half-day course is designed to explore confidence, to help you begin to act more confidently (including having confident conversations with others and networking) and to help you begin to think in a way that supports your confidence!
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Career Development – Six Tips To Help You Look Confident
Why is looking confident important?
If you want people to have confidence in you, as well as being good at what you do, you need to look confident. Yes, I know that is a little unfair – surely being good should be enough? Sadly in the real world, that is rare!
So, do you look confident?
If I met you for the first time, what would I see and what would I hear? What would your body language tell me? Would I want to get to know you better? Would I have confidence in your ability to do that job I might have available. Or, would I buy that product or service from you?
The need for confidence goes beyond work, of course. People like others who are confident as friends and potential partners.
When it comes to appearing confident, remember that over 70% of our communication is transmitted by our body language. So, while you are working to increase your confidence, how do you change your body language to make you look confident? Here are some tips to help:
Six Tips To Help You Look Confident
Start with your feet. Stand with them at least 12 inches apart and have your weight distributed evenly between them. Plant the soles of your feet firmly and evenly on the ground – let them give a firm support to the rest of your body. Now, you are rooted but not rooted to the spot! But don’t lock your knees – instead keep them soft and very slightly flexed.
Let you spine be proud. Your spine protects and supports your internal organs! Feel your spine lifting you to the sky – that is what it is there for! Lift your upper bodyout of your pelvis and stand upright. Feel yourself “lengthening your spine” – stand proud! Try thinking of a piece of string attached to the top of your head gently pulling upwards. But don’t stand rigidly – you are not a soldier on parade.
Keep your shoulders relaxed. Let them drop – don’tlift them high.The shoulders and neck often show how tense we are – let yours relax.
Let yourshoulders widen rather than pull back. Open your chest up so that you can breathe freely. That in itself will make you feel more relaxed.
Smile. Work on learning to smile naturally at home. Practice some affirmations giving yourself some positive messages, for example; “relax and smile”, “calm and smile”, “wonderful people make me smile”. Bring that smile to your eyes and let it broaden to fill your whole body and mind. Practice feeling how it feels. Now when you meet other people say quietly to your self – “these are the wonderful people who make me smile”. Now find yourself smiling.
Change your focus. When we go into a new situation if we lack confidence, we tend to focus on ourselves and how we feel. You can deliberately change your focus to the people about you. Start to be interested in them rather than how you are feeling. You will look approachable and look more confident.
Practice my six tips and you will be surprised at the effect. You may well find yourself, not just looking more confident, but feeling more confident too. It helps to work with a coach of course and I just happen to be a qualified confidence coach – so feel free to get in touch!
Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,The Wolf ProjectWendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at email@example.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
Have you been searching for a new job for a while now? Hard isn’t it to keep up that energy? But there will be new and exciting opportunities in 2013, if you can re-energize your quest. Here are some tips to help you refresh your job search.
Update your image and your attitude.
What would really give your confidence a boost? How about a new hairstyle or should you considering a new style of dress? What kind of change could you make as an out ward sign that something is different in 2013? You could make a change to represent the new you and your new approach.
Work hard on your commitment to positive thinking and your self-belief. If you catch yourself thinking negatively, stop in your tracks, catch that thought and flip it over in mind. Think of yourself as not so much looking for a job as looking for an opportunity to add value. You know that given the right opportunity, that is exactly what you will do. Think every day about the benefits that you will bring to your new employer.
Maybe now is a time to think about quite radical new options. Changing careers isn’t easy. But nor is it as hard as you might imagine. I’ve done it four times in my life successfully. I’ve enjoyed the different careers at the time and I really was successful in each one. For me, there came a time to consider new options. Changing in this way has allowed me to come to terms with a changing economic environment and each new direction has built upon the experience and knowledge gained in the last one. Here are some thoughts for you to consider on the process. http://wisewolftalking.com/2012/10/17/changing-careers-part-3-deciding-whether-to-make-the-change-a-checklist/
A Career Coach will work with you on all the practical aspects of applying for jobs. The coach will help you to look at your achievements and results so far and how you can build on them to make your next career move work out well. A good coach will help you build your confidence and maximize your chances of landing the right role. (I am happy to offer a free one hour coaching session by phone or Skype to readers of this blog.)
Even though looking for a new job is a big challenge now, with a positive attitude and the right tools and support, I know that you can be successful in 2013.
Wendy Mason is a career coach. She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
Friday Quotes – Career Development – Have the Confidence To Change Your Mind
Always remember, YOU have the power to change your life because YOU have the power to change your mind! Anon
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary
You have to change your mind with every orchestra because every orchestra has a different character. Kurt Masur
Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs. Joy Page
Life can be like a roller coaster… And just when you think you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to get off the ride and take the calm, easy merry-go round… You change your mind, throw you hands in the air and ride the roller coaster all over again. That’s exhilaration…that’s living a bit on the edge…that’s being ALIVE. Stacey Charter
Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. Anon
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. Edward de Bono
By simply changing our mind with the same ease with which we change our socks, we can move from lack to abundance, absence to presence, persecution to empowerment; and by observing our internal dialogue and reversing the content, pitch, cadence, and conviction of our thoughts in another direction entirely, we can, as an artist before a canvas, paint a whole new reality before us. Saleem Rana
I wonder where you got that idea from? I mean, the idea that it’s feeble to change your mind once it’s made up. That’s a wrong idea, you know. Make up your mind about things, by all means – but if something happens to show that you are wrong, then it is feeble not to change your mind, Elizabeth. Only the strongest people have the pluck to change their minds, and say so, if they see they have been wrong in their ideas. Enid Blyton, The Naughtiest Girl in the School
Wendy Mason is a career coach. She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy email@example.com and find out more athttp://wisewolfcoaching.com
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