Don’t take yourself too seriously

Don't take yourself too seriously

In this video, I chat with Carol McManus, known in some circles as “The LinkedIn Lady”, about her public speaking superpower.

In the video, she shared her advice for being an effective speaker. Her tips and suggestions include:

  1. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Realize you’ve just changed your position from sitting in the audience to standing before them … but you’re still the same person.
  2. The audience is there to support you. Embrace and tap into their support of you.
  3. Your purpose for being there is to serve the audience. Be of service and you will succeed.

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Other speakers in this series from that event include: Bridget Brady, Maurice DiMino, Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez and Martin Presse.

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About the author

Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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