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The surprise of success…..

Making a presentation is easy….for me. Making a presentation with confidence, is frustrating and futile for many. The message you want to get across, comes thru in your mind, but not from your mouth. Nerves take over. People are watching you and waiting to hear what you are saying next.
Then fear becomes the inevitable…and you lose the flow of your presentation. Trust me at this point you ARE being your own worst enemy. Your audience, usually is compassionate and will allow a stumble or two. But after that, you have to take control of the situation and realize that it is up to YOU to feel confident and continue to make a presentation of material that is worth listening to.
And the fact remains that this takes practice and confidence and focused concentration of what your objective is.
As an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Kean, I know what I am speaking about at class that day, but you must be able to flow with the environment. And this takes experience.
Fear can overwhelm many people and they then take a step backwards, and they tend to lose their “mojo” while presenting their topic.
The acronym for fear is F.alse E.xpectations A.ppearing R.eal. But maybe it is not false…maybe you did make a mistake. Simply own up to it, state that you are nervous and take two deep breaths.
I am sure you have heard the sentence “If it is to be, it is up to me.”
Well that is the truth.
Snap out of the fear mode. Become of aware of your skills, take those two deep breaths, anchor your fingers onto something solid….and continue.
Simply keep going. Do not wallow in a communication failure.
Remember that movie “Cool Hand Luke”…where the famous sentence was said…”What we have here is a failure to communicate!”
Well, don’t let a failure become a reality.
Take focus, use your knowledge and knock
your audience out with a surprising good presentation.
Hey “Rocky” did it more than once….and so can you!
You will be surprised by your success!
If you have speaking fears that need to be addressed, contact Strong Incentives, and we will work with you directly to create a presentation that is a “knockout.”
Why not be a winner, who will relish the success of a great presentation, and realize that fear is something that is no longer a part of your speaking repertoire.

Confident to compelling! What a goal to achieve!

To be able to speak with such a manner that people stand when you finish…is “nirvana.” It is the ideal model that most people would have their draw drop open, if that were to happen. Well it has happened. When professional speaker Randy Gage speaks….audiences leap to their feet at the conclusion. He has mesmerized them and has had them take a “call to action” as a result of his content rich information. In fact his video’s usually open with footage of audience, after audience, after audience, literally giving him a standing ovation. Now that is compelling! Yesterday I had the incredible pleasure of meeting and working with Business professional Vicki Sullivan. She has booked speakers, worked with them and now shares her wisdom with multitudes of professionals who are eager to “sit at her feet”…and simply learn. And I intend to do so also. I have taken pride in the fact that speaking is a learned profession that has to be frequently tested, so that your learning curve continues to spiral up. At the National Speakers Association of New Jersey she did a workshop and a presentation on the technique of mastering a focal point. A marketable topic that is enticing enough for people to call or send an email. Her skills are so powerful, that even the veteran speakers felt energized! Well that is what my company Strong Incentives does. I work with people directly to minimize their fears and accelerate their learning curve so that presentations become effortless. It is possible. You may not think so…but it is. If “confidence” is the missing piece to your presentation….call…do it now. No more excuses….take control, take action and take a presence on the stage that is worthy of your knowledge!

Interview with confidence!

Remember….the first sale is to yourself!
Believe in what you have to offer to a client or a company that you want to join. And believe it with rock solid confidence.
So many approach an interview with hidden apprehension. Fearful that they will not be accepted or worse yet…..completely rejected, and no follow up is required.

Keep a passion of what you want to achieve. And sell yourself with this passion everyday. Start in the morning and reinforce it during the day.
Image yourself shaking the hand of your client. Seriously DO THAT NOW!
See the contract being signed.
See that phone ringing and think of how that sentence will sound as they accept your idea…your proposal! The power of your mind continues to be the most important sales tool that you can carry with yourself at any point in time.
Research has proven this again and again.
It is written about in “The Secret” and also in “The Power of Positive Thinking”…and even more so in Napoleon Hills “Think and Grow Rich!”
It is all simply waiting to be untapped by you.
Self your skills and talents to YOURSELF first!
Do this EVERYDAY….seriously. Think of how Vince Lombardi took that average football team in Green Bay and took them to 9 championships and 2 Superbowls…all because of the way
he made them believe in themselves.
Start this week off with a positive visualization each morning… and an even more powerful verbal sentence of focus and gratitude.
Remember….as Alan Weiss always says “The first sale is to yourself!”
It’s true!

Eileen Strong

Powerful Results with StrongIncentives

The constant journey of keeping and maintaining your confidence.

How many times have you felt confident about yourself for the existing moment….and then someone tells you “NO” about your idea, or a project you were working on, or a date went wrong and they do not want to see you again…..the list can go on and on. Confidence is a sensitive area for all of us. We always seek the welcoming experience of pleasure (in all forms) and want to avoid pain (of all forms.)
This journey of life takes us thru this roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis….doesn’t it?
Think about the simple things. You see an article of clothing and you like it…till you try it on, and can’t believe how lousy you look in it. The spiral continues down from there…as you look at yourself in that 3 way mirror, being your own worst judge. C’mon….you’ve been there. And you have been there more than once.
As a professional speaker, I am very comfortable in front of audiences. It has always been a natural feeling for me….and I love it to this day. Yet every time I watch myself on video….the criticizing takes place with such force.
Each time I make a slight change, a pause, a sentence or even a story. Always wanting to improve…which is good, but boy can this be tough. Especially when you thought you were doing so well!
I have several speaking engagements coming up, and each one becomes a challenge of how I can make it better.
That also happens when I work with people making their presentation better. They want to be able to feel good about their speech, but have already given themselves a “death sentence” of failure. They think that they cannot make it a great presentation, long before they are even in front of their audience!
Always remember the art of practice.  Your speech, or toast, or leading a meeting in the future, practice it  in front of a mirror or your pet. Just feel comfortable enough so that when it IS your time to “shine” you do so with confidence.
Hey you have heard it before….. the “practice makes perfect”…well it does!
Professional athletes practice for hours on end to keep their game at a highly effective level. So can you.
Making a sales presentation is a matter of words and credibility being present with every move and every sentence….but also remember one important component.
LISTEN.
Combine all of those skills and you will be composed, confident and skilled.
Your sales skills will improve.
Your presentation skills will improve.
Your level of confidence in yourself will improve too.
I genuinely love to help people with these issues. Call today or send me an e-mail to make a positive and confidence change within your life!

Simply go to EileenStrong.com and get a free consultation call. You are worth it!   Eileen@StrongIncentives.com