I am so very lucky to be able to enjoy public speaking and to, in some small way, motivate and encourage others to tread a path they might not ordinarily follow.
Finding the courage to shine, to be the best that we can possibly be and to throw our heads back and give off a huge lion’s roar takes courage, it takes conviction and quite frankly it takes ‘a bit of doing’ for some of us.
The subject of my presentation on Monday was ‘Talking Up Your Business. Finding Your Voice In The World Of Therapy’ and my aim was firmly set on helping my audience to believe that whatever they have to say is worth saying, is worth listening to and is worth remembering. We all just need to engage with what we believe, what matters most to us and to our audience and to give them everything we’ve got in terms of energy, enthusiasm and excellence. Simple as that.
The feedback from delegates has, I am relieved to say, been incredibly positive. People have told me I was funny, engaging, inspirational and motivational. All things I aspire to be, but, and it is a very big BUT, I couldn’t be any of these things if I didn’t take some of my own medicine. If I didn’t walk the talk. If I didn’t believe in my subject, my specialism and myself (at least some of the time).
Monday was a day full of positive energy in an environment where everyone was given the space to soar like an eagle, the stamina to march like an elephant and the energy to roar like a lion.
Heather Noble is a Coach, Trainer and Facilitator specialising in communication, leadership and management. Full details can be found at www.salt-solutions.co.uk or by calling 01691 700800.