Many reluctant presenters have one or more limiting beliefs that hold them back from developing their full potential. If you’d like to learn some simple ideas to break through this self imposed barrier, read on….
What we believe about ourselves can imprison us or set us free. It’s a choice. Typical limiting beliefs of Reluctant Presenters include:
- I’m not good enough
- I’m a poor presenter
- I’m too nervous
- I don’t have anything new or interesting to say
- I’m not experienced or smart enough
Typical beliefs of Confident Communicators on the other hand include:
- I’ve got something that my audience want or need to hear
- I’m good enough
- Practice will make me better
- I’m an expert in my field
- I have a unique insight into the topic
So step one is to ask yourself what might be the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from being a confidence communicator? Get out a piece of paper and write them down. Don’t analyse at this stage, just jot down a list of all the things that you say to yourself about your ability to present that are less than supportive.
Step two is much more fun. Create a list of all the things that you would like to believe about yourself that would help you to be a better presenter. What would you need to believe? What do confident presenters believe about themselves or their audience? Again, don’t analyse or judge, just write.
In my next post I’ll cover how to discharge the old belief (s) and power up the new one(s)
Enjoy your day.