Podcast #521



Public speaking and speaking your mind no longer need to panic you or make you feel anxious and unsure of yourself. This podcast episode gives you practical and easy to implement tips to improve your self-confidence for the next time you need to speak in public, or the next time you’re trying to speak your mind about something that matters to you. You don’t have to be extraverted or 100% confident in yourself to appear more confident when speaking in front of others. This episode will teach you how to trust yourself and how to keep your thoughts in a place of confidence instead of self-judgement and fear for the next time you speak. 

In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we’re coaching on:

  • Public speaking confidence and tips for preparation
  • How to use confidence in sales and business conversations
  • Practice methods to improve your ability to speak your mind and express your opinion


Love this podcast! Just found it last week and it has already helped so much. Looking forward to listening to more episodes and going on this confidence journey. 

– ltr1101




3 rules:

  1. Know your audience
  2. Know your material
  3. Know your passion
  • Be comfortable with the pause.
  • Most people won’t look engaged.
  • Have a plan
  • Know your opening and closing statement.
  • Assume people care – remember, the audience is on your side
  • Repeat yourself for emphasis
  • Use stories
  • Use inclusive language
  • Work from an outline
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Embrace your personal style and quirts
  • Wear something that makes you feel powerful  


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Prepare Personally

  1. Admit nervousness / Identify your emotions
  2. Do the Tea Method
  3. Expect your brain to offer self-judgement

Effective Speaking via Vocal Production

  • Volume – to be heard
  • Clarity – to be understood
  • Variety – to ad interest


Dress for how you would like to be addressed.

Posture matters.

Open body language communicates openness. 

Day of WPMAMB (What Puts Me At My Best) 


Less is more.

You have the right to your opinion.

It’s okay if people don’t agree with you.

If you want to have a voice to stand up for the things that matter to you – politically, socially, emotionally – you have to practice trusting that what you have to stay matters.


-By having an opinion and expressing the opinion.

-By having the courage to disagree with someone

-By practicing debating with someone safe you trust.

-By expressing your preferences (even when you don’t want to bother or inconvenience people)

-By asking for what you want.

-By initiating conversation with strangers

-By complimenting 3 people you don’t know on a daily basis 


Thank you for all that you do. I have been listening to your podcast since July 2019. And you have taught me to ask. If you don’t ask you won’t know. I recently traded in my Tahoe that was no longer being reliable for a Jeep. I asked if I could get a pink bow they said they didn’t have a pink bow but they had red. 

If it weren’t for you – this is something I would normally not ask for. I was so proud of myself for asking and them saying yes. I had to share the photo below as I hope you are also proud!

Congrats on your 500th episode. You are truly amazing!

Have a great day 

Maria kench 

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