Confident Conversation is a Learnable Skill: Participate. Advocate. Communicate. Educate.
The diabolical Pandemic of 2020/21 seems to be sticking around resulting in lifestyle and Work-style Changes. With change often comes new Challenges & Opportunities. If that resonates with you consider this: statistically, about 75% of Americans say their #1 Fear is “Fear of Speaking.” But, when I first started to follow “Fear of Speaking” stats in 2011, the % was around 45-50%. What happened? I don’t believe that people are more “fearful” now. I think the sampling & collection of the stats is more comprehensive. Whatever the reason for the uptick, if you’re in that 75±% you are limited in what you can accomplish by the Fear of Speaking! Reality is that most of the people I’ve seen come thru my Workshops in the US & Japan get over the Fear enough to Contribute to Conversations. And a pillar of my Workshop philosophy is: every verbal communication is a Conversation. You see, I deal with it regularly with some of the…
work that I do. But I know it’s possible to overcome the resistance to participate in Conversations at Work, at Home, in the Community, wherever. It’s a matter of You deciding that you really want to Participate in creating & crafting Solutions. The skills you need are readily available in many formats: Audio & printed Books, Podcasts, Seminars, College Classes, pdf’s, facebook groups, and local Speakers groups. The opportunities are prolific. So, why is it that there are a huge number of learning resources but the stats document the fact that most people still don’t Participate but Delegate…even if down deep they wish they could participate?
Well this, the 2nd year of the Pandemic, I’ve decided that my 2 special motivators are best expressed by the words: Community & Solutions . So however you identify your “Community”, whatever it’s composed of, your goals & aspirations are best accomplished through Speaking & Advocating. Consequently, I’ve developed the phrase: “Speak for Community, Advocate for Solutions”.
If you’re a citizen, a Global citizen searching for Global Solutions…stop back again. I’m updating this website, and designing an online version of the Workshops I’ve successfully delivered in the US & Japan. Not Lectures, but practical learning experiences where you develop the Confidence to use the Skills you’ll choose to learn to assist you in accomplishing your personal & professional Goals.