Holland Haiis is The Connectivity Expert. She is a dynamic speaker and trainer who speaks on the value of connection to women and entrepreneurs. As the author of “Consciously Connecting” Holland believes it is time to reconnect to ourselves and each other, while learning to disconnect from technology. Holland has also been named one of 100 Global Thought Leaders by Hay House and will be a speaker at the Hay House World Summit 2016.
What a connectivity expert is
Holland, as a connectivity expert, helps either an individual or a business to reconnect to their areas of disconnect in their life and business. For speakers, she helps them to clarify their message and how to really connect to what they are trying to say. This involves working on stage presence, body language, so they can engage an audience.
Connect with an audience in the 21st century
To be connected you have to listen to others, not just hearing what they say. It means that you’re present and you connect at the deepest level.
As a speaker, nobody wants to be in front of a disengaged audience. However, we must be aware of false signs of being disconnected. Today in conferences, 50-70% of people take notes with a tablet or phone instead of with pen and a notebook, which looks as they’re disconnected but they are not. That is just part of the 21st century.
What great speakers do to be always connected
As speakers we must be 100% connected to our message and material. We have to believe in what we say and preparation is key.
Unexpected things happen (e.g. the slides don’t work, a phone rings) and you can be thrown by those surprises. Only the preparation can help you to overcome the situation and continue the talk with ease.
Some examples of people who always look connected are: Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey. They don’t get thrown off if some distraction happens because they are strongly connected to their material and most importantly they are deeply connected with themselves.
Holland’s advice for motivational speakers
First, discover what your message is, where is your passion? Second step is to look at what makes you different? What makes you stand out of the crowd? You need to know specifically your sweet spots.
“The only cost to greatness is your commitment.” — Holland Haiis
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Routine to Shine
Work on your diction. Practice enunciation in your words. Read out loud your favorite book. First overemphasize your words, then you pull it back.
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