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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!  

Fearless Launch! #fearlessfriday

This is the energy that is present when creating a Fearless Vision Session with the team at mobilize in San Francisco. 

This is the energy that is present when creating a Fearless Vision Session with the team at mobilize in San Francisco. 

It's launch day.  As CEO and FOUNDER of Fearless Communicators, I have been suffering from an acute strain of Fear of Launch.  The inner perfectionist has been at work for weeks resisting, avoiding, delaying, and hiding.  Now as someone who engages in a myriad of internal and external conversations around the topic of fear I have been able to distinguish that at the root of the inaction and avoidance is the belief that no one will care.  How many times are we blocked from sharing a great idea?  How many times do we prevent ourselves from speaking up and declaring what we want?  How many times are we stopped because we are afraid of other people's response?

In my experience there is only one way to counter the fear of launch- just launch.  SO here it is.  Our new website.  I'm so excited to share this with our present and ever growing global community of fearless communicators making a difference in the world.  April is a very exciting month.  Next week I lead the first Unlock Your Voice workshop in New York City, the first part of the Fearless Communicator Curriculum.  In two weeks I will be leading again at the Bravehearts Men's Retreat in Bermuda.  The end of April culminates with a #supercaliferosh event at the Center for Social Innovation called A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders.  Keep May 4th blocked off on your calendar - this will be the live event.  It has been a thrilling journey so far and I can't wait to meet more of you and continue to amplify your voice and unleash your story on the world.  1 -2 - 3- Launch and move lightly!

 
Lightly, lightly - it’s the best advice ever given to me . . . to throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling . . . “
— Aldous Huxley, Island