What Is common sense in life? Common sense is defined as “sound, practical judgement that’s usually developed through life experience rather than any kind of formal training.”
If 95% of the stress in your Public Speaking career is self-induced, then having your own personal compass on recognizing and dealing with stress is the first step to success as a public speaker.
Always be aware of the quality of your self-talk. We all have inner critical voices. Some of us have more harsh critical voices that can erode the quality of our presentations. We must learn to create positive images in our minds when we face new challenges. Choosing to function with a positive attitude whenever possible can transform our speeches from boring to spectacular. Audiences, especially in these times, need to be given hope and not exaggerate the negative in their lives. We must try to not replay bad experiences over and over again. We must learn to break out of our reactive modes.
Following is a list of five more simple strategies to apply to your common sense principles:
- Learn to let things go.
- Accept the things you cannot change.
- Take ownership of your day before you leave for work.
- Never lose your sense of humour.
- Always remember that before you can take care of anyone or anything, you must first take
good care of yourself.
Bette Elly Klimitz