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How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking 2e, 2nd Edition by Sarah Lloyd-Hughes

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Chapter 12

It ends with authenticity

Key wisdom from this chapter

  • It doesn’t matter if something goes wrong . . . what matters is how you deal with it. Confident speakers return to their authentic state, rather than turning to a defensive mechanism.
  • Become a weeble: every time something puts you off, learn to return to your centre by learning to access your inner confidence.
  • Get the right type of feedback: look for feedback that affirms your authentic qualities rather than criticises your specific behaviours. When you feel relaxed, your behaviours will naturally be powerful anyway.
  • Unleash your extraordinary authentic power: the most powerful version of you goes beyond ‘habitual’ authenticity to the real you that might never normally be seen. ...

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