Body

Don’t 💩 your 👖! (Say sayonara to stage stress)

Inbal Zisser had never given a speech in public before.  Here we are celebrating her accomplishment after sharing an original speech she created in our Sixth Circle of A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders in Tel Aviv.  We call this move ELEVATED SPARKLEATION!!!!

Inbal Zisser had never given a speech in public before.  Here we are celebrating her accomplishment after sharing an original speech she created in our Sixth Circle of A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders in Tel Aviv.  We call this move ELEVATED SPARKLEATION!!!!

Yes, the above is a little aggressive, but horrible things can happen to our bodies when we’re stressed - and public speaking can be STRESSFUL.

I believe that FEARLESS COMMUNICATORS need to be grounded in BODY, present of MIND, lead from the HEART and speak into the SPIRIT of our shared humanity. That’s right - I believe a powerful speaker must be firing on all cylinders, while connecting to their:

  • Body

  • Mind

  • Heart

  • Spirit

We want to showcase each of these elements in your Fearless Friday updates and give you tangible tips on how to leverage these four components. Doing so will help improve how YOU fearlessly communicate and share you message (while curbing any negative stress that doesn’t serve you.)

Today we will focus on the first element, BODY.

YAAAAAAS: your fierce, fearless, and fascinating body. #werkit #twerkit #azucar

But you know what holds our bodies back from being truly powerful?  (true KINGZ and KWEENZ) ?

T-E-N-S-I-O-N.

We are tension-prone, stress-magnetizing human beings.  And knowing we are about to deliver a speech to other HUMANS?! 👀... The tension is magnified.  We stress, we stumble, and it goes downhill reeeeal quick.  

BUT NOT TODAY SATAN!  Let’s (kickball)change that.

The next time you are about to give a presentation, I want you to take a minute to locate where you are carrying that tension.

Is it in your shoulders? Is it in your thighs?  Or does it come in the form of a thumping headache in your temples?  Most people suffer from speech anxiety (we covered that last week), so you really want to be aware and get comfortable with where you carry this tension.  AKA don’t ignore it and push it away!

Then, similar to when practicing yoga, you want to release your tension on your exhale.  This can be for any body part - your neck, your feet, your zorch etc... (I’ll share where your zorch is found on your body next Friday..it’s likely not where you think it is)

FEARLESS TIP  Identify where the tension is and release it on breath.

Pay attention to your body and to your muscles. Are they contracted and tense?  Take a mental stroll through your entire body - from your scalp, down your spine, through your calves and into each toe - and release every part of your body that holds any tension.

Add this ritual before you speak. When I reach an especially tense spot on my body during this routine, I like to put my hand over that spot, and let out an over-exaggerated exhale on a SHHHHH sound.  

The tension you're holding is simply the manifestation of fear.  When you release that fear… you’ll feel lighter, you’ll be more focused, and you’ll be ready to share your message with authority.

The world NEEDS your message.  Use this Fearless tip the next time you speak.  It will help you connect with your body and calm your nerves - allowing your authentic voice and story to shine baby, SHINE!  

We're Back! #nobigdeal #nailingit #werk

This photo was taken in Tel Aviv during our first international A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders event.

This photo was taken in Tel Aviv during our first international A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders event.

I have abruptly awoken from my copy-coma and am coming to you with a POW, a ZING, and a BANG to share on our blog!

Why? Because the world is calling for Fearless Communicators like YOU- individuals committed to the change the world needs.

Therefore, your Friday’s are about to get magical...

Yes, every Friday will be FEARLESS FRIDAY! YAAAAAAAAAS..

So what the heck have we been up to this year?

Fearless Communicators has been fearlessly WERKING all over the world, empowering leaders to step into their greatness with authenticity, vulnerability, and power.

Below are highlights from what we’ve been up to since you and I last connected... #ItsBeenAWhile #ItsMeNotYou #abscencemakestheheartgrowfonder

  • Spoke at the WIN Conference  (Women’s International Networking) in Oslo, Norway

  • Coaching clients who have spoken at both Tony Robbins Business Mastery Programs (Yas Allen Morgan and Jonathan Cohen of Agency of Trillions. )

  • Supporting private clients who are speaking on some of the most important topics in the world - like Elatia Abate, who from the speech we created together, booked a speaking tour in Argentina all about “THE FUTURE OF WORK”.

  • We also had the privilege of leading group workshops in New York and LA with HBO’s LGBTQ employees, and facilitated workshops at Yale and Juilliard.

  • We also have added several team members to Fearless Communicators.  Linda Fern is our Fearless Associate, helping with an array of administration functions, and both Ben Pelteson and Debra Driscoll have co facilitated our Fearless Force cohorts in New York.

What’s coming down the community pipeline?

A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders is off and running.  In this program we work with visionary women on the crafting of original TED style speeches.  This year alone we have held 2 Circles in New York, 1 in Tel Aviv and we will be in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in September. This multi-day intensive speaks to the body, mind, heart and spirit, while fully preparing you for a TED-style talk that you will present to a live audience.

The following locations have been announced for 2018:

  • Melbourne, Australia  September 1-6
  • Sydney, Australia  September 8-13
  • Brisbane, Australia September 15-20
  • Tel Aviv, Israel October 12-17
  • New York, November 3-8

If you’re planning to be in the area during this time, connect with me and let’s get you a seat to the event (or better yet, let’s have you speak at it!)

I’m here to support you, my fearless friend.

We currently have an exponentially growing community of dynamic and high-achieving men and women in our communitymand as we continue to grow, I want to provide you with efficient and useful content that will help you be COURAGEOUS and…

  • Amplify your message

  • Position yourself as a thought leader

  • Allow your work to POP and stand out from the crowd

  • Get paid (and paid well!) to speak

  • Connect with your ideal clients


The key word here is courageous. . :-)

Our Fearless members are a fun, authentic, and loyal community committed to self-growth and development, and I am honored you have chosen to be a part of this community
 
And now you have my commitment to ensure you reach these goals, too.
 
So, if you’re along for the ride and ready to play ball, hit reply on this email and let me know exactly where you could use support right now, and I will make sure to address those points in our  free Fearless Friday updates. I check every email, and I want to curate these updates with major value to help you grow personally and professionally. .

Go ahead, what tips are you looking for to become a more effective speaker? How can I give you ample value to help boost your career from center stage?