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  • Build Your Confidence Muscles – Three Tips and Three ChallengesLisa Braithwaite, Public Speaking Coach
  • What isconfidence?
  • 1982 2012
  • The only way tobuild confidenceis to get out ofyour comfortzone
  • Confidence isboth mental andphysical
  • Follow these tipsfor buildingconfidence as aspeaker
  • 1. Always be prepared
  • Know your audience, objective andmessage
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Be prepared for mishaps
  • 2. Embrace your uniqueness andimperfections
  • Focus on connection and givingvalue
  • Imagine your success usingvisualization and positive self-talk
  • Check your posture, body languageand eye contact
  • 3. Never apologize
  • So what if you’re inexperienced?Everyone starts somewhere.
  • So what if you’re nervous? Everyonegets nervous.
  • So what if you make a mistake?Everyone makes mistakes.
  • Here are three challenges to buildyour confidence muscles
  • 1. Make eye contact
  • Hint: Smile
  • If that’s easy, make eye contact andmake a comment Your dog is cute.
  • If that’s easy, make a comment orask a question Your dog is cute. What’s her name?
  • 2. Be present
  • In class, give the teacher your fullattention
  • When youre in a conversation, listenand hear what the other is saying
  • Listen and hear what youre saying Hello? Hello? Is anybody listening?
  • 3. Speak up
  • Remember your courage
  • Plan ahead to ask a question ormake a comment 1. Ask a question 2. Make a e t c o m mn ne a n d 3. Ri s repeat
  • Make opportunities to speak
  • If you don’t haveopportunities tospeak, make them
  • You dont have tobe confident toappear confident
  • Believe inyourself and yourmessage, and theaudience will, too
  • Lisa Braithwaite, M.A. 805.207.7647 lisa@coachlisab.com www.coachlisab.com lisabraithwaite coachlisab