Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Communication from the Inside Out

Before continuing to post about the Feminine Entrepreneurial Model of Business, it's good to take a moment to see how this paradigm shift affects communication in general, and presentation skills in particular.

The difference is an emphasis on preparing your mind and heart, rather than focusing on techniquie and closing (which are important, but secondary.) The bottom line is, your effective presentation starts with your mindset. And it's not one of (the Brain) trying to figure out how to get your audience (Pinky) to do your will.

(If you haven't seen Pinky and the Brain, go order some episodes.)

When you're clear about who you are, and what you want to say, or share, with your audience, you will be effective.

When you can get yourself in front of a group of people, and take advantage of that present moment you have to share your message, you won't feel anxiety.

When you remember that your people will support you, and those who are not your people, are not your concern, you can relax.

When you acknowledge that you can handle ANYTHING, that you've always handled everything that appeared in your life, you exude a contagious confidence.

There's a magic that happens when a speaker/teacher/presenter can forget about herself, get into her story, and connect at a deep level with her audience. That's communication from the inside out.