I just returned from a three-day conference on public speaking.
For most of my life, I considered myself to be the farthest thing from a public speaker. I never raised my hand in elementary school, afraid I’d answer incorrectly and be judged.
—- So, whether you’re going on a first date, planning on a conference, or taking a trip to somewhere fun, take a step back from the emotional pull and invite your brain to join the party. That’s the ticket to learning to manage your expectations.
Gather up as much knowledge as you can so you’re informed before you get your hopes up too high.
— Unrealistic expectations can wreak havoc on your emotional health. Get as much information as you can to make an informed decision. Spend less time in dreamland, more with both feet planted on the ground.
Now, I love expanding and refining my speaking skills.
Men have a love-hate relationship with their mothers. They don't need to label the relationship and think where it is going. They'd rather live the relationship than talking about it.
The conference I attended promised that everyone can become a better speaker, 100% guaranteed.
We were going to learn everything from improvisation, to body work, to content creation, rehearsal tips, and the business of speaking.
There was even a comedian to teach how to use comedy in your speeches.I invested quite a bit of money, time, and effort into this conference. There was a little bit of information about a lot of things, but no deeper work. I’ve learned to take away the nuggets inherent in any conference or course.