As speakers, your mental and physical state can alter the perception that you want your audience to receive. Positive words can improve your message and make your presentation memorable and valuable. There is an old saying “Fake it until you make it.” In these tumultuous times, our negativity towards life is echoed everywhere. I believe one of our missions as speakers is to elevate the audiences’ mindset. We have to help them to see and feel hope, to transcend the anxieties and fears circulating throughout our existence and replace them with a new attitude of resilience, fortitude and courage.
Negativity runs rampant in our words, phrases and conversations. It is easy to fall prey to this pattern of thinking and speaking. If an audience feels depressed by a speaker’s words then the power of change is almost impossible to overcome. Speakers can be the light at the end of a long dark tunnel.
Following is a list of some of the words that can lift our spirits and give encouragement and positivity. Try to include at least five to ten of these words in your presentations during difficult times.
- Yes, I can.
Your posture is another important part of transformational change. Make sure your posture matches your words. To offer empowering words you must also reflect this in your physical posture. Look in a mirror to practice your speech not only through your words but your physical posture. Your entire presentation will be changed by your positive words and the enhancement of your physicality.
Bette Elly Klimitz