I can’t help it! I get excited when I have the opportunity to help someone grow. Even when I can’t understand them fully.
Working with eighth graders in religious education, teaching ten-year old to catch a baseball, or working with adults on how to make a presentation in front of the room, it’s exciting to see someone grow! And the excitement is often contagious. Once someone steps into the the energy zone they become more spirited and energetic.
I attended a retreat recently and I did not understand a word that was said. The retreat was presented by a native of India and he spoke in his native tongue. He and I have been working together to improve his use of the English language. He is doing great but I thought it would be a benefit for me to see him in his comfort zone, speaking his language, and seeing how he uses his body mechanics and the atmosphere he creates while in his comfort zone.
While I did not understand the native Indian language I learned a lot about his communication style and techniques. When he spoke in his native tongue he was more energized and animated than when he speaks in English. Of course, he was more comfortable.
That taught me about comfort. It is a strong message for all of us. Get comfortable in what you say and how you say it. Believe it! Believe that it will help others! Believe that what you say has value! Believe that it is worth hearing by others. Believe that it will help someone, somehow, someway! When you know your message has value you will share it more readily and with more confidence. You will work harder to be sure the audience understand exactly what you mean and what you feel about the message. The words are coming alive and being influenced by your actions.
I am going to work with my friend to get comfortable in a new language and I want him to understand that his message, although it might be a little difficult to comprehend because of the challenge of a new language, nonetheless it needs to be delivered with the energy that lives inside him. Let it out! That is part of who he is and how he presents. Go past the doubt that the different language presents. Share the energy, the audience will get the meaning even thought they might not comprehend each syllable. They will piece it together, the words and the action, the smile and facial expression , and they will receive the intended message.
September 17, you are invited to grow your presentation skills. You will learn how to boost the energy level when you communicate, to a large audience, or to an audience of one. Even if it’s to your spouse, daughter, son, or co-worker, the energy you bring creates the atmosphere of the message. When we speak, our purpose is to be understood. We want that atmosphere to help the meaning of the presentation come alive! The “Making Magic in Front of the Room” seminar will help you grow as a presenter and a communicator!
Go to www.icanplay.com/magic to learn more about the seminar and to be sure to reserve your seat.
Look forward to seeing you, and seeing your excitement September 17, 2015 at Indiana Wesleyan – 1500 Alliant Avenue, Louisville- 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
When you register for the seminar you can also sign to make a five-minute presentation and have it critiqued during the seminar. It’s a great way to learn for the presenter and those in the audience.
To register go to: www.icanplay.com/magic