Sam Liebowitz, known as The Conscious Consultant, is a mentor, coach, speaker, healer, serial entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book, Everyday Awakening. He has been in business since 1993 and has owned several successful businesses. His current ventures include Talking Alternative Broadcasting, and Double Diamond Wellness in Manhattan. Sam has lectured in several venues in New York City, including being a featured speaker at TEDxUpperWestSide in 2016.
With presence you win any audience
When we’re really present with another person (or a group such as our audience), we can feel things, hear things, and notice things that we don’t when we’re not present. And that is essential for communication.
How to notice presence in the audience
As a speaker you can notice subtle body language signs that give you indication that you need to change something. Notice a few people in different parts of the room, 3 to 5 people. That will give you an overall indication of the audience presence.
Energy management is important. Notice where they are and adjust your talk to where you want to take them to.
How to make sure the speaker is present
Just before the talk, sit down or stand up. Take a deep breathe, notice the feelings you have, and let it all go. Leave everything else aside, your worries, and show up in service to your audience.
“True power is presence. The person who is most present has the most power in the room.”
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking by Michael Gelb
Routine to Shine
At the end of the day, mentally give up everything you have (wealth, business, relationships) to the universe. Then when you wake up next day and you see you still have them, you will have a new appreciation that life gave you everything back, with a feeling of gratitude.
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