July 27, 2023
Would you like to speak more powerfully?
Cut through confusion in the room?
Illuminate the vibe around you with your words?
Gain more respect & trust?
Scroll to the bottom for the blooper video; for the speech mastery tip, read on.
Years ago, I wrote this blog post: 6 Methods for More Powerful Speech
Here’s a new one to add to the mix!
It’s super simple …
The hardest part is that it requires your continual awareness and attention if you truly want to improve.
Coincidentally – or not so coincidentally —
when the LOTUSWEI team was hitting the Divine Truth remedy really hard …
Taylor got tired of editing out filler words in our videos, and brought it to my attention.
I asked her to put together a video of all of our flub-ups.
These are not mistakes. Mistakes are fine; mistakes happen & that’s how we learn.
These are habitual patterns.
Delay and detract from the point
Unnecessarily soften the delivery of our words
Make our speech less effective
Create more confusion
Undermine our expression in the world
At worst, catalyze a loss of respect
Now, we’ve become ultra aware of speech patterns that give the impression of being insecure, inexperienced or lacking in power & strength.
To get specific, here’s a list of each of our favorite go-to, fluff-puff words:
Lisa: right … and so … and so um … you know … just … things
Alan: be able to … actually … kind of … sort of … particularly … ability … necessarily
Katie: um … and so
Justin: just … mmm
Taylor: um … like … aaaaaand
But one of the fastest ways to wake up is to enlist our loved ones to gently point out or reflect when we’re doing it – not to judge, criticize, point fingers or make fun of – but to encourage us to be the most powerful representations of ourselves.
And so …. uhmmmmm …. LOL, here’s the best part – watch our blooper video here:
Here’s to being perfectly imperfect human beings doing our darndest to improve and evolve!
P.S. If having more powerful speech is a priority for you, check these posts out: