Presence and Connection benefits customers

Presence and Connection Lead to Customers

By | Authentic Speaking, Confident public speaking, Essential Speaking, Fear of Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog, Mindfulness and speaking, Presence and public speaking, Public Speaking Anxiety, Public Speaking Coaching, Public Speaking Tips | No Comments

Presence and Connection Lead to Customers When you speak, it is your presence and connection ability that carries your words to a customer. You may think that your words are the important factor, but being in the moment, fully present, connected to yourself and others gives power to what you say. Whether it is sales or support, when you are anxious, you are less effective. Perhaps you feel pressured to make an impression or get the sale. Maybe you lack…

Read More
What Is More Powerful Than Your Words?

What Is More Powerful Than Your Words?

By | Authentic Speaking, Essential Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog, Presence and public speaking, Public Speaking Coaching, Public Speaking Tips, Storytelling | No Comments

Our common language There is a common language we all share and it is more powerful than words. The best way to explain this language is to share about my recent trip to Greece. The phrase, “it’s all Greek to me” ran through my mind constantly. When I tried to communicate with someone other than a shopkeeper, it was literally all Greek to me. I couldn’t understand anything. I realized, however, that I did connect with individuals using another language……

Read More
Public Speaking Tips

Is Your Public Speaking Anxiety “Deep Rooted”​?

By | Authentic Speaking, Fear of Speaking, Fearless Public Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog, Mindfulness and speaking, Public Speaking Anxiety, Public Speaking Coaching, Public Speaking Tips | No Comments

Your public speaking anxiety may have deep roots…and here’s why: When you were young and ever so tender, your ability to freely express yourself may have been stunted. If so, to develop a strong and resilient sense of being safe whenever you speak is compromised… …and childhood memories of criticism, judgement, bullying, humiliation, and/or shame persist. You may not have had the internal resources or the external support to heal the emotional injuries at such a young age. You had…

Read More
Public Speaking Tips

Are you Hiding or Welcoming Your Authentic Self?

By | Authentic Speaking, Essential Speaking, Fear of Speaking, Fearless Public Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog, Mindfulness and speaking, Public Speaking Anxiety, Public Speaking Coaching, Public Speaking Tips, Speaking Circles | No Comments

Are you Hiding Your Authentic Self? Many people are simply too afraid to even face their public speaking anxieties. They can and do avoid the spotlight for years. The truth is that the beautiful and natural Essential Self within never gets to come out from hiding. It never learns to dance and play and sing because it might be judged. Let’s extend an invitation and welcome the authentic self, your most powerful inner resource, out into a new world. You…

Read More
Finding Flow When Speaking in Public

Find Your Voice and Your Words Will Flow

By | Authentic Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog, Inspiration to speak in public, Mindfulness and speaking, Presence and public speaking, Public Speaking Tips | No Comments

Flow and Public Speaking What’s flow… and how can you apply “flow” to speaking in public? Well, let’s start with what it’s not. Flow is not… … worrying about the future and how you might fail when presenting a report. … agonizing about the past and how you didn’t live up to your expectations. … thinking about the present and how you are being judged for every word. … and, flow is not about being tangled up and overcome by…

Read More

Essential Speaking Podcast with Doreen Hamilton, Ph.D 

By | Authentic Speaking, Essential Speaking, Fearless Public Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog | One Comment

Public Speaking is not about Performing Listen to Louise Reid ask me questions about Essential Speaking. You will be inspired to learn that overcoming the fear of speaking is not about performance techniques. I believe to dissolve the fear of public speaking, you need to go on a journey of self-discovery. Here is where you face your fear and uproot the hold it has on you. The underlying causes of your anxiety are released and you are able to finally…

Read More
Two people walking through the woods on a leaf-filled path

Journey to Your Real Self and Speak Authentically

By | Authentic Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog | No Comments

Essential Speaking Programs Can Lead You to Your Real Self –

Have you been longing for a deeper connection to your real self? Your heart, mind, and soul may beckon you toward a path that can lead you to speak authentically. In the programs offered by The Essential Speaking Institute, you will find an innovative process that not only dissolves stage fright, but will empower you to be true to who you essentially are.

Read More
Genuine Presence: The Key to Speaking Without Fear

Genuine Presence: The Key to Speaking Without Fear

By | Authentic Speaking, Events & Programs, Find Your Voice Blog, Presence and public speaking, Speaking Circles | No Comments

The key to speaking without fear is learning how to be genuine and fully present in the moment. I find that many people are afraid of being themselves in front of others, often for fear of being judged. To deal with that fear, they anxiously focus on trying to figure out the perfect thing to say, or the perfect script and speaking techniques, when presenting to a group. “I have to know what I have to say,” “I’m going to…

Read More

Speak Without Fear

By | Authentic Speaking, Fear of Speaking, Find Your Voice Blog | No Comments

Programs offered by The Essential Speaking Institute are designed to inspire you to find the power of your real voice, speak without fear, and make the changes you deeply desire. I enjoy sharing with you all that I have learned about speaking without fear. Having suffered from stage fright myself, I’ve traveled the same path you may be on. I know from my own experience how fright can show up in a body. Heart palpitations, cold sweats, dry mouth, and…

Read More

How to be an Authentic Speaker – Coaching for Professionals

By | Authentic Speaking, Events & Programs, Find Your Voice Blog, Leadership and Public Speaking, Professional Speakers | No Comments

Make A Connection Recently I took the opportunity to remind a group of professional speakers that being a powerful and authentic speaker is not so much about what they have to say, it’s more about the connection they can make with their listeners. These professionals, enrolled in the Speakers Academy sponsored by the National Speakers Association, are eager to learn platform skills so they can effectively deliver their messages to their audiences. I was honored to be invited to coach…

Read More