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                  ...
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    ...
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          coac...
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  1. 1. Build Your Confidence Muscles – Three Tips and Three ChallengesLisa Braithwaite, Public Speaking Coach
  2. 2. What isconfidence?
  3. 3. 1982 2012
  4. 4. The only way tobuild confidenceis to get out ofyour comfortzone
  5. 5. Confidence isboth mental andphysical
  6. 6. Follow these tipsfor buildingconfidence as aspeaker
  7. 7. 1. Always be prepared
  8. 8. Know your audience, objective andmessage
  9. 9. Practice, practice, practice
  10. 10. Be prepared for mishaps
  11. 11. 2. Embrace your uniqueness andimperfections
  12. 12. Focus on connection and givingvalue
  13. 13. Imagine your success usingvisualization and positive self-talk
  14. 14. Check your posture, body languageand eye contact
  15. 15. 3. Never apologize
  16. 16. So what if you’re inexperienced?Everyone starts somewhere.
  17. 17. So what if you’re nervous? Everyonegets nervous.
  18. 18. So what if you make a mistake?Everyone makes mistakes.
  19. 19. Here are three challenges to buildyour confidence muscles
  20. 20. 1. Make eye contact
  21. 21. Hint: Smile
  22. 22. If that’s easy, make eye contact andmake a comment Your dog is cute.
  23. 23. If that’s easy, make a comment orask a question Your dog is cute. What’s her name?
  24. 24. 2. Be present
  25. 25. In class, give the teacher your fullattention
  26. 26. When youre in a conversation, listenand hear what the other is saying
  27. 27. Listen and hear what youre saying Hello? Hello? Is anybody listening?
  28. 28. 3. Speak up
  29. 29. Remember your courage
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Make opportunities to speak
  32. 32. If you don’t haveopportunities tospeak, make them
  33. 33. You dont have tobe confident toappear confident
  34. 34. Believe inyourself and yourmessage, and theaudience will, too
  35. 35. Lisa Braithwaite, M.A. 805.207.7647 lisa@coachlisab.com www.coachlisab.com lisabraithwaite coachlisab

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