Anxiety can make you insecure at the worst possible times. In this video, learn how to use techniques to make yourself genuinely confident.
- Ever hear of the expression that sometimes … the worst thing that can happen to you … turns out to be the best thing that happened to you? … After my handful of panic attacks live on the air, … I learned how to breathe properly, … and the problem went away, but not for good. … It came back one more time. … It happened when I was invited to be … one of two keynote speakers at a convention in Texas. … I flew into George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston … only to discover that the other keynote speaker … was former president George H. W. Bush. … Never before had I shared a stage with a president. … I was nervous. … Now a little nervousness is fine and natural, … but I was about to follow a former president on stage, … plus there were about 2,000 people in the audience. … As I stood backstage waiting to go on, … my nervousness turned to anxiety, … and I felt something grab my ankles. … The shark was back. … The same shark that tried to swallow me on live TV … was back, and this was the worst possible time …
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Be a Better Communicator
2. Honing Your Message
3. Say It Like You Mean It
4. Look Like You Mean It
5. Confronting Anxiety
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