How to Start Trusting Yourself More

How to Start Trusting Yourself More

Trusting in oneself is something people deal with at one point or the other in their life while growing up – some adults are still dealing with the problem of how to trust themselves. Trust actually starts from within and can affect a lot of the decisions you can make. When you do not trust in yourself, you can easily end up feeling stressed out, which shines right through your body language. Public speaking requires a significant level of trust with yourself to ensure you’re appearing confident, speaking clearly, and engage with the audience. So, if you’re looking to develop self-trust to help with your public speaking skills, keep reading below.

Here are a Few Tips on Developing Self Trust:

Focus on your Strength

We are all better than each other at various things, so focus on what you are good at and build on it. When you take part in things that are a source of strength to you or engage in activities you have a better advantage over others, this can help in building trust in yourself. Trust is built from your strength through believing that you would succeed in whatever you are good at. Although, you can take up different daunting task if you trust you can, it all starts from within and that is self-trust.

Make Decisions and Stick to them

Lack of trust in yourself can make you blame yourself countlessly based on the past. When we lack self-trust, we tend to question everything about ourselves and this could result in having low self-esteem. Making a decision and sticking with it can be a good way to develop trust in yourself, not all decisions will turn out the way you want so accepting your mistakes and learning from them gradually build the trust you have in yourself. Mistakes are bound to happen, we all have made bad decisions sometimes and in our lives and there are still some bad decisions we are yet to make. Do not beat yourself up when things don’t go as planned.

Be Yourself

Today, the fear of what people would say have prevented a lot of people from taking some steps that would change their lives positively. If you put up a different action when you are around people, this simply indicates you are lacking confidence and trust in yourself. A lot of people have become so good at pretending to be someone else because of the fear of criticism. Some questions you ask yourself have a negative impact on trusting in yourself. Some of these questions are:

  • What will they think of me? 
  • Do I fit in? 
  • How do they feel about me? 
  • And so on…

To build trust in yourself, you have to understand and accept that no matter what you do or who you try to be, not everyone will feel the same way about you. So start today, by being yourself around people!

Spend Time to introspect within you and Be Nice to Yourself

Lack of self-trust is sometimes as a result of not taking out time to really check yourself. Start by loving yourself, when you love yourself, all negative thoughts are greatly reduced. Meditation is also a great way to build your self-trust and self-confidence, endeavour to take out some time daily to introspect. Spending time with yourself can help you curb the occurrence of negative thoughts as well as help you figure out several actions or decision either taken or yet to be taken.

Building trust in yourself is a gradual process but can make you a phenomenal public speaker and help foster great relationships with others. For 1-on-1 tailored public speaking advice (online or in-person) or corporate public speaking training, contact us at Fearless Speakers today!

Author’s Bio 

Alex Morrison has worked with a range of businesses giving him an in-depth understanding of many different industries including home improvement, financial support and health care. As the owner of Integral Media, he is now utilising his knowledge and experience with his rapidly increasing client portfolio to help them achieve their business goals.

 

5 Powerful Hacks to Immediately Improve Your Presentations

5 Powerful Hacks to Immediately Improve Your Presentations

Great leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Richard Branson are known to have many skills in common, one of which is public speaking. There are many elements that can help you deliver a better presentation, but the most important part is the way you deliver the message. 

And, the best way to show a good image is to be a confident orator.

Even though you may have to rely on some visual elements, your voice will set the tone and pace of your presentation. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of developing your public speaking skills and give you a few tips to help improve your presentations.

Why Should You Hone Your Public-Speaking Skills?

We live in a society that’s driven by technology, but public speaking remains one of the most important skills you should develop if you want to be successful in the business world. 

From politicians to managers and professors, having the ability to eloquently deliver a message to a large number of people without losing their attention can help you become great at your job and provide additional opportunities you never thought you could achieve. 

Modern influencers like Jon Barnes have earned a reputation as public speakers, which has enabled them to publish books, create emotive podcasts, and coordinate talks that challenge the way modern society operates.

Although some people believe that public speaking is a natural skill, becoming a great orator requires a lot of practice. It’s true that it may seem easier for some, all great speakers need to put in the time and develop their skills in order to become a great communicator. 

Here are some tips to help you improve your presentation skills.

Don’t Wing It

From an outsider’s perspective, it may seem like some public speakers simply get on stage and deliver talks without any practice. However, the key to any good presentation is preparation. Delivering a great speech means investing a lot of time into developing the content and hours of practice to help deliver the talk in a concise and alluring way.

Take an Angle that You’re Passionate About

Let’s face it, not all presentation topics interest the person delivering a talk. You should always choose topics that move you in order to channel that emotion into the presentation. If that’s not a possibility, remember to always take an angle that you believe in. 

For example, if you have to talk about the education system and how it can improve, personalise your presentation by researching facts that you believe in and presenting them to your audience in an objective way.

Avoid Using Crutches

Using crutch words and sounds like “um” or “ah” can diminish the quality of your presentation and even lose your audience’s attention. Avoid using these crutches at all costs and employ silence to create an effect.

Use an Outline to Stay on Track

All great presentations have an outline, so write it down or memorise it and use it to stay on track during your presentation. Just remember that you can still make unscheduled pauses and include the audience whenever you like.

Rephrase Questions

When it’s Q&A time, always rephrase a question before answering. This will show your audience that you understand their inquiry and give you a few additional seconds to come up with a response.

Learn More About Developing Your Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking and presentation delivery are crucial skills that you need to hone in order to succeed as a professional. The tips above should help you sharpen your presentation skills and improve the way you deliver information to a crowd.

Want to hone your orating skills? Get in touch with us and our team will be glad to help.

Author’s Bio 

Kym Wallis, the founding director of Higher Ranking has over 15 years of advertising sales, digital strategy, and business development experience. He is currently working as Digital Adviser for iChoose New Zealand.

 

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