“All of us, whether we are in this business or not, have little voices that tell us we’re not good enough.” Ellen DeGeneres
Why are we so quick to find fault with ourselves? To think we are not good enough, that we will never “measure up”? In a recent blog post, “Fear of Public Speaking and Performance Anxiety”, I cited the wide variety of professionals, including politicians, celebrities and performing artists who suffer terribly from fear of performance failure.
I’m grateful to Ellen DeGeneres and others who publicly acknowledge the universality of these fears. She validates the feelings of those who are less well-known by letting them know they have plenty of company in their struggle to gain the confidence necessary to be authentically themselves and fully expressive in a public speaking situation.
One of the greatest gifts we possess as human beings is self-expression. In order to become fully expressive, a person needs to tap into and develop these 5 elements of expression that I call, VIBES:
A good place to begin is by simply making a commitment to not heeding that nasty “little voice” inside that DeGeneres referred to. By taking a leap of faith and believing that you will succeed, you change the way you walk, talk, listen and present.
Now, don’t misunderstand me. To achieve this freedom of expression, you must first do adequate and appropriate preparation prior to presenting. This includes practicing out loud and on your feet, at least 3-5 times.
Here is a brief checklist to help you to ensure that you are well-prepared. (please note this does not address the technical and logistical needs of being “on location):
Enjoy Your New Confidence and Freedom of Expression!
At Social Hire, we don't just do social.
Isn't it time to stop making difficult personnel choices that don't work well for your online marketing?
Is it important to you to increase the digital footprint of your business by utilising digital marketing, but can't work out how to begin?With the professional understanding of our marketing managers working in your business, you can begin to see interaction, brand loyalty and enquiries get better without having to take your team out to spend time on in-depth marketing strategies, or spend money on a internal marketing manager with a view to get results that may not deliver!
The social media marketers in our company are the best in the business at helping our partners enhance their online marketing. We outline and implement cutting-edge social media marketing plans that help our customers realise their organisational objectives and further their social media presence. Our experienced team of digital experts do your social media strategy creation and management in an uncomplicated monthly plan that is cost-effective and is genuinely useful, whatever results you demand from your marketing team.
Our group of specialists are an organisation that helps our clients boost their online marketing by offering social media management services on a monthly basis.
You might like these blog posts Someone Important Just Quit-Here’s What To Do, In This Order, Small Business Tips: Focus On Engagement Rather Than Promotion, Stop Your Top Talent Heading For the Door., and Deciding on the Right Temporary Cover For Your Social Media Manager.