Build Your Confidence Muscles: Three Tips and Three Challenges

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