Biggest Attraction Factor
Did you know that the most valuable asset you carry is You, your authentic self? Audiences are most attracted to people who are real and authentic. As a speaker you may be tempted to imitate other speakers’ style or method because of their success. However, I want to caution you that when you learn from other speakers take what is useful and adapt it to fit your own personality and uniqueness. Avoid comparing yourself to others, and instead learn to measure your success in the following three ways:
1) By your level of fulfillment. Success means different things to different people. I believe that successful people are not always fulfilled, but fulfilled people usually enjoy feelings of success. What is your definition of success? If it involves others then it will be short-lived and unsatisfactory.
2) By your growth. If you are constantly growing and can identify definite improvements, changes or learnings since 6 months or 12 months ago, then you are moving forward. Staying at the same place for too long can cause stagnation and even setbacks. Set a plan of action to continue growing and sharpening your speaking skills and compare your progress against where you were 1 year ago to where you are today. This will be a truer measure of success.
3) By how authentic you are . How true are you living to your own values and purpose? Embracing the process of becoming freer to live from your authentic place, and truer to your core purpose brings lasting change and fulfillment. Audiences want to see the real you! That is what is potentially the most impacting!
Measuring your success by your own progress and not comparing to others will cause your confidence to soar much faster.
Keep letting the REAL U…..Speak Through!
Lisa Vanderkwaak M.Sc.
Certified World Class Speaking Coach
REAL U Institute™
“Equipping You to Communicate with Passion, Purpose & Transformational Impact”
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