Want to Speak Like a Pro?
Attractiveness is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Whenever I speak, the number one question I get asked often when I speak:
Mary Jane, how’d you get so comfortable speaking before thousands of people? What makes you love the speaking profession so much? How’d you get to be named a Legend of the Speaking Profession?
It’s common knowledge that not everyone likes to stand up and speak. Not everyone likes to even speak up at a meeting. Some people tell me that they don’t ever want to be the center of attention. But, of course, what they also realize at some level is that there are definite benefits to being able to speak with confidence and clarity—and perhaps a bit of charisma.
They recognize that being able to stand up and speak out with confidence is the very thing that helps people get noticed, move ahead in their career, get the sale, do well in interviews, and get their message out to larger numbers of people.
So people want to know – How did I get comfortable?
After speaking at literally thousands of events across the country, it’s just what I do. But that wasn’t always the case.
In my youth, I was one of five finalists in the Miss Michigan Pageant – and totally blew my question. The most humiliating moment in my life. And I was determined that that would never happen to me again.
When I went away to college, I took every course that would force me to stand before others and speak. And it was during those college years that, from those ashes of defeat, I actually found what would become my life’s calling.
When the opportunity came up seventeen years later to teach a group of doctors, managers, and consultants to speak, I jumped at the chance.
And the rest is history.
It’s not always been easy, and it did take a considerable amount of work. But it’s always been something I’ve loved doing once I learned HOW to do it and put in hundreds of hours of practice. It’s always been a learning experience. And I’ve always loved working with my clients. Helping them is what brings joy to my life.
I’ll be speaking about what it takes to become comfortable being uncomfortable while the knowledge and skills are being learned and honed – along with a whole lot more – at our Learn to Speak Like a Pro Speaking Mastery Retreat.
Here are my questions for you:
What do you love about speaking? Or, what is it that scares you? What questions do you have for me? I’d love to hear your feedback, and share some ways that will help you can get better results, too. Please send my your comments and I’ll see what I can do to send out a response to you.
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