“It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting.” William James
Last week at the Confident Club we had a great 2 day Presentation Mastery Workshop here in Leeds. The workshop was run by Steve Mc Dermott (www.stevemcdermott.com) supported by me as Head Coach.
The workshop was particularly enjoyable because all the delegates were outstanding in their willingness to push their boundaries and to try something new.
One of the crucial things that makes this workshop so successful is at The Confident Club we understand that for the workshop to make a lasting difference then beliefs must always underpin (come before) skills.
We have done a lot of research over the years studying professional speakers, charismatic speakers and more recently stand-up comedians in order to discover their “secrets”.
One of our many discoveries is that inspiring and influential speakers all share the same 4 beliefs which Steve talks about on the workshop
My favourite one is “You don’t have to be perfect”. Just be a person and not a presenter. Have you noticed that you can meet someone in the pub or at the coffee machine and they seem to be a perfectly nice chatty person and then you see them present and they change into “robot” man/woman?
So what happened?
This can be a challenge for many people. Hence the quote above. Sometimes the easiest way to create a new belief is just to act as if it is true and the belief will follow. We very much encourage this attitude on our Presentation Mastery workshop.