Over the last couple of years I have been gradually gaining more confidence to step out and start speaking in public. It has been a bit of a rocky start, with gigs being cancelled for various reasons. Anyway I have been able to use the delayed start date by getting my material together, what will I say to the audience, how will I deliver it?
This has been a very interesting question I have asked myself as I really need to be flexible in the material I present to each group. It's kind of like being able to take a formal suit and tone it down by removing the trousers and wearing jeans instead. I feel that it could help to shift the energy from being too rigid and allowing a bit more freedom to move through the time I am in front of people.
It recently dawned on me again that timing is everything, and if I try to force things they just get stuck! I can head into the realms of mental overload and get to tricksy with myself. The biggest aha moment came when I started to work with essences to help me with being confident and comfortable up there in front of those unknown people. I realised that there is a story inside me that I know very well and it was suddenly really easy to access in a universal way. This universal delivery has the potential to open pathways for others to easily connect with.
Oh heck, this is massive! For years I have been trying to figure out what and how to do this. I have had some encouragement from speaking mentors, who have given me tips and pointers, but I just could not manage to bring it all together until recently.
This got me thinking back to all those times when I had been asked to share something with a group and my mouth would not open! I turned into a possum in the headlights. Thank goodness things have changed, thank goodness for First Light® and the wonderful support that is available to build strong foundations and to bring forward the universal story that is to be shared.
If this resonates with anyone who is reading this help is at hand, freedom is just around the corner.
One happy Koru Kid!