Be yourself

Be yourself

Business
When you first start in business, we all listen to everyone else. We have all been there.   We take the decision to start our own business.   We love what we do and we want to spread the love to the rest of the world.   Trouble is, we then have to think about all the stuff we don't know about.  Telling people, a website, emailing people, marketing, PR, accounts, networking, etc. etc. What do we do then, we go and look for people who have done it before.   Those that have blazed a path for us to follow.   We go online, we follow people on social media, we pay to do workshops, online courses, mentoring.  We do to all sorts of events and before we know it we have paid hundreds,…
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Are you afraid of speaking in public

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Are you one of those hundreds of people who are afraid of speaking in public? Have you ever asked yourself why? There are so many reasons why you are afraid, and all of them completely understandable.  Being afraid of speaking in public is no different from being afraid of anything that puts you in the spotlight.   There is this belief that when we are in the spotlight, our brains will turn to mush.  We will say things without thinking and make a fool of ourselves. We believe people are not interested in what we have to say and will be bored.  And the most common one is 'I don't know what to say'. I have been speaking in public for many years, and I have to agree that if someone…
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Once upon a Tuesday –

Once upon a Tuesday –

Business, Public speaking
I am a good speaker. I wasn't always a good speaker. I spent a lot of my time as a child being really quiet, because every time I opened my mouth, something came out that resulted in teasing, being told to be quiet, or complete rubbish to the people I was talking to.   As a child, this is devastating and we learn to keep our thoughts to yourself as no one else really understands what we are talking about. [caption id="attachment_3609" align="alignnone" width="300"] Be a good speaker[/caption] As I got older and started Drama classes (all because my sisters danced and I had 2 left feet), I learnt to speak through scripts and other characters.    This meant that I loved the stage and went on to Theatre school and…
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