My voice is strong. I advocate for myself. I ask for what I need. I stand up for my principles.
I watch my body language. I stand up straight. I uncross my arms and legs. I lift my head and hold my shoulders back. I smile and make eye contact. My hand gestures are smooth and natural.
I manage stress. I take deep breaths. I visualize myself having a productive conversation or giving a successful presentation. I feel relaxed and friendly.
I avoid fillers. I speak slowly and pause when I want to emphasize a point. I stay silent rather than hemming and hawing.
I welcome feedback. I ask others to evaluate my communication skills. I listen with an open mind. I thank them for their input. I am honest with myself about my strengths and weaknesses. I use what I learn to develop my abilities.
I come prepared. I practice public speaking with family, friends, and colleagues who I trust. I research topics to make myself more informed and knowledgeable.
I participate in meetings. I check the agenda to see what I can contribute. I listen attentively to others. I am courteous and concise.
I discuss my thoughts and feelings. I have the wisdom and resilience to handle sensitive subjects. Being vulnerable and authentic makes my relationships healthier and more supportive.
Today, I am confident in what I have to say. I believe in myself and my message. I communicate well and keep my audience engaged.
1. What can I do to take care of my voice?
2. Why is it important to appear confident?
3. How can I work on my public speaking skills?