Time To REFLECT & OBSERVE – We Don’t Learn From Experience, We Learn From Reflecting On Experience
What did I do this week to further my public speaking?
If you have trouble answering that question, it’s time for a change. It doesn’t matter how busy you are, learning something new every week will keep you on top of your game.
Even if you didn’t have a speaking gig this week we learn from observing others – whenever in a conversation or seeing someone speak – ask yourself: ‘How does this person make me feel and why is that?’ Their stories? Humour? Stage anchoring? Then note down your anwers in your speaking public speaking notebook.
Another area to observe is body language. Are the words consistent with the body language?
Word of warning: body language is not 100% reliable when guessing someone’s mood – observe different people and their consistent signals. I for example LOVE crossing my arms, even when engaged in conversations or when watching speakers. It doesn’t mean that I am bored. Just making myself comfortable So don’t be put off by misread signals in your audience.
So let me nudge you again: Are you progressing as planned?
If the answer is YES – go celebrate If the answer is NO – make some adjustments and brainstorm a PLAN to ACTION, for example to book yourself a speaking slot at the next Members Impact Hour.
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Love, Annik x