As consultant, I have the opportunity to speak in public regularly: workshops, trainings or presentations. All of them require different kind of preparation, based on the content, the purpose and the audience. Regardless all the above, I need PREPARATION.
As Functional Consultant, I have the opportunity to work with your peers everyday. I have learned a lot by discussing, (re-)explaining, and asking myself WHYYY!!??
Your contribution is key in the era of technology. You are the craftsman behind-the-scene without even know it. That’s the reason I have a couple of insights that might help you to be more effective in your daily mission:
I would continue thinking -and doing- the same.
I would be missing the opportunity to growth and learn.
I wouldn’t be writing this.
Thank God I made mistakes last year. And all the shit of 2017 is my fertilizer for this year!
I wish you all the best –mistakes- for 2018 😉
“Embrace the mess“. It’s an expression I heard some days ago. And after a messy-week that’s exactly what I needed.
“This is the time for creativity“, he said. For me, creativity was a sacred moment with a spark of inspiration and not a survival effect.
“Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean is not helping you“. Deep in my heart, I know is true. But I confess: I’m still trying to find HOW.
In one year, I have learned A LOT about public speaking. I became member of Toastmasters Antwerp and in the meantime, together with some friends, I started a non-profit initiative (Xten-Encuentros para crecer) to give conferences to Spanish speaking women.
I have learned from books, watching TED talks and listening to my toastmasters-fellows, but MOSTLY from being on stage.
The following tips have helped me a lot. I put them in practice and worked! Let me share them with you: