What is your biggest speaking challenge?
My biggest challenge is maintaining vigilance in wearing the proven delivery skills. I have found that I can pick up a popular filler word and use it right along with everyone else.
How comfortable are you speaking in front of others
I love it!
What is your worst public speaking memory?
After a session, a participant shared that she had fibromyalgia, and when I rested my hand on her shoulder, it hurt. I was horrified that I would cause pain to someone. It was a valuable lesson and now I am more aware of my interactions with the audience.
What is your goal for 2018 to improve your speaking skills?
My goal in 2018 is to continue to refine the balance between encouragement, creating progress, and pushing too hard in my coaching sessions. There is an imaginary line that is different for each person and when crossed, it leads to frustration, rather than change.
How frequently do you plan to practice using Presentr?
As frequently as I can.