Creating Your Presentation Success With a Positive "I Can" Attitude

Written by Debbie Bailey

According torepparttar Lamalle Report on Top Executives ofrepparttar 107983 1990s, one ofrepparttar 107984 most important factors in determining financial success by those earning over $250,000 is being enthusiastic and having a positive attitude (46%). Apparently, successful people never underestimaterepparttar 107985 power of positive thinking.

Why does having a positive attitude matter so much? Research solidly indicates that expectations influence behavior meaning if you expect to succeed, it is likely that you will and if you expect to fail, you are more likely to be unsuccessful. Expectations create outcomes because we work towardrepparttar 107986 outcome we expect, even if it is failure. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can't--you are right.”

Overrepparttar 107987 years, I have worked with hundreds of presenters who had a negative script running through their head before each presentation. Their self-talk sounded something like this, “I should have prepared more. I wanted to do so much more but I ran out of time. I’m not a very good presenter. I don’t think this is going to go very well. If I had a few more days, I could do much better.” And so on and so on. This constant mental berating of oneself is very dangerous. Not only does it increase your anxiety about presenting, it helps shaperepparttar 107988 outcome of failure. We believe we won’t do well and so we manufacture that failure to confirm what we already know to be true.

Coaching: Communicating What Service You Provide

Written by Catherine Franz

Coaching is unique because it makes a special promise: transformation. Atrepparttar root of any desire for personal development isrepparttar 107982 expectation that, every time they have an encounter with their coach, they have some how changed fromrepparttar 107983 person they were intorepparttar 107984 person they more prefer to be.

Instead of focusing your communications, this includes all marketing materials as well, on subject areas or benefits, concentrate on lives --repparttar 107985 kind of person you help create. This isn't merely an issue of who they can become; it includes values, ethics,repparttar 107986 sense of personal mission, and what people want to accomplish within their life times. In this way, you can reach beyondrepparttar 107987 practical considerations withinrepparttar 107988 decision making process to speak torepparttar 107989 individual underlying core: a person’s dreams.

Here are a few ways to make your communications more personal, and directed towards their dreams, thus, making it more appealing and attractive:

1. Speak and Write to Their Values

In any coaching communications, two ofrepparttar 107990 most important words you can use are "we believe." Evenrepparttar 107991 most practical personal development desiring person believes in something. Tell prospective clients what your coaching stands for so that they can evaluate whether they share your coaching values, which isrepparttar 107992 same as your personal values if you are solo.

This step helps filter that would most likely not be a match anyway.

After all, in a country crowded with coaches, your values can be your greatest distinction. Maybe your coaching encourages an entrepreneurial spirit through projects or creative approaches to familiar problems or challenges. Some people preferrepparttar 107993 word challenge, so I included both. Put your coaching values front and center.

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