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Do You Carry Mental Baggage?

by | Jan 20, 2019 | 0 comments

How much mental baggage do you drag into your sales or business presentations? Do you pull pounds of doubt or lack of confidence into your mindset? Think about these questions. If you are not sure of yourself, self-doubt will be reflected in your body language; and the power and passion of your words.

But there are three things you can do to kick negative mental baggage to the curb. Just take these steps to overhaul a power-less mindset and replace it with an empowering mindset:

1. Free Yourself – Free your mind of messages that don’t build your confidence. Stop saying these things: “People will judge me”; “I must be perfect”; “I hope I don’t blow this opportunity”!

2. Erase the Past – If you did not do a good job the last time you gave a presentation. Let that experience die. Don’t revive it. You can always learn from your mistakes. You don’t have to relive and repeat them.

3. Follow the “IPAR” Recipe  IDENTIFY one presentation skill you want to improve. PRACTICE that skill every time you speak. ASK for feedback from a coach, mentor or someone who excels in the area you want to strengthen. REFINE that skill, based on the feedback you received. Speaking is a skill that gets better with practice!

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Rosalyn Porter

Rosalyn Porter

Rosalyn Gist Porter, MBA, founded Better Speaking Skills after more than 20 years in corporate communications as a manager, writer, and editor, for major corporations such as Lockheed Martin. Today, she helps coaches, business owners, executives, salespeople, sales teams, and other professionals increase sales, confidence, and influence with powerful public speaking and presentation skills! Rosalyn is Certified World Class Speaking Coach and a proud member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.

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