“No one is ordinary and uninspiring – we simply learn to be that way”
– A. Colliver
Wouldn’t you love to be able to stand in front of an audience without feeling inhibited or self-conscious? Wouldn’t you love to be able to share who you are and the knowledge you have with joy, abandon, and humour? Unfortunately, despite a desire and willingness to do this, this is not quite as easy as it sounds. The journey from childhood to adulthood sees many of us suppress or modify the very feelings, emotions, desires and dreams that represent individuality and greatness which directly impacts the human voice, stunting its’ ability to fearlessly communicate with others.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it”.
– Naomi Wolf
Communication doesn’t only mean sharing what we know, but rather, how effectively and authentically we share that knowledge with others. Therefore it is essential that we learn to speak with confidence, authenticity and strength. For many of us the simple act of speaking can become fraught with pressure and anxiety when faced with the expectations of friends, family, colleagues, business associates or a paying audience, but luckily this is neither natural nor necessary.