Want To Deliver A Knockout Speech…but your FEAR of public speaking stops you!

It’s a fact that this #1 fear that people have, has stopped thousands of people!

You have a message that you know with confidence, but your fear limits your ability!

Do you belong to that group? Well, welcome to a group that is crowded…very crowded.

#1) Write your speech out on 8×10 sheets, and put it in medium size font.

#2) Stand in front of a mirror that you’ve stood in front of many times, and read your speech out in full content, while looking into the mirror frequently. Repeat this process at least 3 times.

#3) Now take a deep & refreshing breath and read it again with pauses and style. Read it as if you were presenting a story to engaged young people, eager to listen to you. Now  smile as you present it again. Repetition is critically important here.

#4) Next present your presentation to a friend, family member or even a pet. Having an audience of any nature is a necessity for you to take control of your fear of public speaking. Now do it again, with someone else. (As the sentence goes…”How do you get to Carnegie Hall…practice, practice, practice.”)

#5) Now stand in the spot that you are to make the presentation from, or at least know the lay-out of the room and the seating configuration of your audience. All of these baby-steps rebuilds your self-esteem as a speaker. Seriously, you DO know your material, so the more you honor these simplistic steps, the easier it will become.

#6) Finally record yourself and watch your presentation. We tend to be our own worse critic, but if you see how you look and sound the “safer” you’ll feel about what you are doing. Simply because you’ve  become familiar with knowing, hearing and seeing what you look like. This is just plain powerful.

Do each of these steps, and your fear WILL be eliminated.

It IS good to have some level of anxiety, but you can minimize that fear by practice, confidence & a belief in yourself.

Seriously, you ARE worth it!

Eileen Strong shows people how to speak with confidence & clarity; and delivering their compelling message successfully!

 

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Do you have to be on the lookout everyday at work? It’s a fact that your workplace might be a dangerous place. In 2015 over 5 BILLION dollars was spent on repercussions from anger, communication & conflict between employees! And it IS affecting your company’s bottom line. Anger affects productivity….significantly! You know that yourself don’t […]

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“Thanks for the memories……..So as I gaze back at this picture I realize the journey that many of us have been on.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, West Allis, Wisconsin

Smiles, friendships, growth, loss and aging are all innocently presented in this picture. More than enough of these smiling 3rd graders have already passed away. Quite the shock! Makes you realize how brief life truly is.
As a professional speaker and trainer I share many stories from my childhood…and capture them to my audience memories.
I’ll say….”come back with me” to your years of innocence and fun filled experiences. Maybe not so much fun, but truly memorable. Or as the late great Jerry Garcia sang from the Grateful Dead….”What a long strange trip it’s been!”
Well that IS the truth. Each day lived, is another day of life that we were blessed to live and learn from.
Whether you feel alive and vibrant or slow and tired due to a multitude of reasons….you truly appreciate each day. I know you’ve heard that before….but think about it again. What if you knew you had only 1 month…or1 week or 1 day left? What would you do? What would you WANT to experience.
Please take every precious moment you are blessed with and savor it.
You are worth it….because NO one is as INCREDIBLE AS YOU!
Believe that….think that….and live it!

“Why NOT you?”

Russell Wilson’s dad said this to his son…repeatedly…regarding his “limitations” of being only 5’11”!
Coaches questioned whether he really could be a solid, successful quarterback and that size would hinder him.

Obviously he proved everyone wrong…as did all of his incredible teammates. Think you can, think you can’t was proven again to be right. They thought they could and they DID!

When you are making a presentation…know that you CAN make a great presentation…..and you WILL.

Remember, know your material.
Know your audience.
And KNOW that you will make a great presentation….and you will!
Just like Russell Wilson!

Call me to find out how great of a presentation YOU can make!
732-389-3868…..a simple call with powerful results!

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“Think you can…think you can’t…either way you’re right!”

Henry Ford is credited for this sentence….but sadly he never “thought” his only son (Edsel)…could! A lifetime of criticism & disbelief in his sons skills, caused long term conflict between father & son. Once words are spoken, a thousand horses can’t pull them away. Sadly Henry Fords wisdom was hypocritical in this situation. Edsel Ford never recovered from his fathers actions & beliefs.
And yes there is a true “rise and fall” story of the infamous Edsel automobile. Sadly it was a fiasco!

Are you ever thinking or doubting that you can do something? Many of us have….and affects our productivity & profitability.
Belief in yourself and your team remains critically important. Giving a co-worker, a family member or a team leader support is a major catalyst .
Look at the picture of this fish. What tenacity!

Everyday your supportive criticism must be interlaced with praise that motivates. For long term positive results, practice this in your professional & personal life
You, your family & your team members are worth it!

As a professional motivational speaker on Communication & Change Management, Strong incentives, delivers this with every productive presentation. Contact EileenStrong.com to find out that the walk that I talk is applicable to you team too!

Seriously….does this even need explaining? I support the “Peter Pan” Syndrome…

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Published in: Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 at 2:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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A Chameleon HAS to adapt to survive! What do you do to survive in your business?

Blending in….the critical component!

As you grow your business, do you find it difficult to adapt to the environment?

My father use to say to me “Eileen always understand that nature is seldom mild in the wild.” That makes so much sense the more I experience the world of business.
With the intensity of competitive social media.
The ongoing pulsating factor of the internet…
always on – always going – never asleep – one is constantly adapting to the changing needs of a customer or unfocused employee. Do you have a team member not contributing their fair share to the team? Are their non-participatory actions causing you lack of productivity amongst your employees?
Then you have to adapt and take the next step actions. It is not worth the lack of productivity or loss of profitability. As a leader or entrepreneur, you have to take control of the situation.
Don’t think of it as “crossing the line” and jeopardizing
your relationship with them. Think of it like the Chameleon, adapting to the situation and the environment to survive.
Keeping your work environment productive, positive & profitable is your goal. Sometimes not easy…sometimes not pleasant…but always choosing to adapt so that positive results can be achieved!
Randy Gage is the prosperity expert and firmly believes in your mindset about adapting with a focused & positive drive. Or as the late great Vince Lombardi said…”Winning is not an option!”
As a Business Strategist, I work with entrepreneurs who want to adapt and acclimate successfully to the elements of their competition and want is going on out there.
Or as the Chinese General Sun-tsu wrote….”Keep your friends close…keep your enemies closer!”
So what is your competition doing more successfully than you?

Always think with the 4th sale in mind!

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Are potential long term customers “flying” away after doing one time business with you?

Well this happens with most of us. We keep on chasing that Gold ring, going round and round hoping to catch and close that deal. And then we never follow up with them.

That is why you should read about and learn from Ed Peters of Relationship Marketing. Not only does he send massive emails to potential clients and attendees at his presentations, but he also diligently mails out postcards, to each and every possible attendee.
As a result he gets a phenomenal response and very high turnout at every one of his presentations!

And the incredible Alan Weiss of Summit Consulting practices and preaches the attitude of “Always think with the 4th sale in mind!” Instead of chasing and chasing after customers, deliver, follow up and continue to do that again and again. Remember you ARE seeking a long term relationship that generates revenue and sales for both of you.

I personally follow both of these very successful men because of their strategies and attitude.
In fact I have been dubbed “The Attitude Amazon” because of my height (5’11”) and the last name of Strong. When you have those traits, you better make it work…..and I do!
I do have the right attitude as you should too!
Why not generate the results that will make a difference in your bottom line…instead of just going after that first sale again and again.
Your time is valuable and so are your skills and services.
Try these techniques, and generate increased revenue.
You know you are worth it!

Eileen Strong
Strong Incentives….Delivers Powerful Results!

Did you lose your self confidence today….again?

Image What fun it was wearing Loretta Larouches Cape of confidence!   Make an effort to see this dynamic motivational speaker who specializes in STRESS management…with a smirk and a smile! All 5 ft. of here rev’s up so much energy, that each comment is applicable and appropriate to your life!

But the fact remains, it is up to you to manage your stress levels…no matter what it is. Only you can control your responses to stress….because it your mind processing those thoughts. But we allow ourselves to be our own worst enemy, and we can talk ourselves out of it! Loretta always says that everyday we should give ourselves a “TaDa”…literally giving yourself a ‘pat on the back!” And if you can’t do it, ask the person next to you, as long you return the favor.

Celebrate your day of life every day. You never know how brief it may be….

And if that seems to trite….pick up the book “God Never Blinks“….and you truly will realize how beautiful life is and in particular….your life!

Published in: Uncategorized on March 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Do you love what you do for a living?

Y’know it gets harder and harder to seem to enjoy what we are doing on a regular basis. Either it burns us out and we get bored and look for something different.
I am finding that more true with so many students that I have met. I don’t know if they are looking for the perfect position or they have set their standards too high.
Compromise is a powerful word….and it works.
Find something that intrigues you and begin to experiment with the idea. Google as much as you can, and talk to other people in the field.
Get the book “What color is my parachute? 2012” and actually go thru it. Find out what intrigues you and holds your attention.
When I read that people between the age of 21 -30 might go thru 8 jobs….just in that short span of time! What are they really looking for?
I have heard that HR departments are stunned by the way these young people can’t stay focused for long term responsibilities.
I would be curious what your attitudes are about this dilema?
Maybe all of our “ripples” of conversation can begin to make a difference.

Published in: Uncategorized on November 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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