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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!