Ideally, using your voice to speak up as a selfless servant may sound pretty easy. However, some people just make it look easy. Here is an excerpt of an article I recently wrote about this topic.
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“How Do Public Speakers Make It Look So Easy to Use Your Voice?” (excerpt)
- 1. Speaking Veterans Make It Look Easy (or Scary)
- 2. Hidden Magic Behind the Scenes
- 3. Support for Speaker’s Weak Areas
#1 Speaking Veterans Make It Look Easy (or Scary)
Sometimes the most effective speakers, such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., make it look so easy that even children, like me as a high school speech team contestant, memorize and recite their speeches at school events and competitions. However, those who are not the smoothest speakers can make it look pretty scary, like former Vice President Joe Biden, who has frequently apologized for gaffes during public appearances on television and at events.
And, most recently during the global pandemic crisis, famous people are now looking more like “normal” people because they do not have their glamour squads at home. So, when some of us see them on tv or online, we may feel like they are more relatable. I don’t know about you, but for me this pandemic time has boosted my self-esteem a bit because many of those people are gray, just like me, and are not wearing makeup, just like me (watch my video above).
[SIDE NOTE:] My friend, Dr. Cheryl Wood @cherylwoodempowers, is a fantastic supporter of speakers. If you missed her during our COVID EMERGE webinar event series, make sure you register for the final event on 6/7 at 2pm EST or join our mailing list to hear the replay.~ Donna Marie Johnson
As you strive to speak up and use your voice more, you must develop realistic expectations and set yourself so that you do not allow fear to hold you back. How? Building your support system as a speaker is key so that you can have a foundation and build up momentum to keep your speaking career moving forward.
[To read the full article for points 2 & 3, see my linkedin profile.]
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I recognize the value of my voice and have been using it for years to influence local leaders and leaders I have been meeting online. Finally, and most importantly, I have been successful with researching, networking, and developing trusting relationships with leaders who have joined me as co-sponsors (i.e., the Fayette County Public Library, Club E co-working organization) and also who have joined me as speakers and guest panelists.
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