Self Confidence

Confidence Workshop – P2O Hot Pilates – Sept 22, 2018

Big thanks to Lindy Hobbs, co-owner of P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness, for a 3rd-year invite to teach a Confidence Workshop module during her Pilates Teacher Training intensive! “I can sense when a Pilates instructor is confident or not confident just by the way they present themselves, and how they speak.” – Melody, Sept 22,…

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Reid Walley leading Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop with Resident at UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Aug 2, 2018. Photo by Dr Amanda Kirane.

Confidence Workshop – UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons

A big thanks to Dr. Amanda Kirane for inviting me to present a hands-on bootcamp-style Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop for her UC Davis General Surgery Residents at their UC Davis Chapter’s Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) meeting. Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Date: Aug 2, 2018.

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Confidence Has A Recipe

Confidence has a LOOK, a SOUND, a PACE, a certain LACK OF APOLOGY. LOOK Confidence has a look, a stance, a profile, a posture. Sit up straight – no slouching; no hunching over. And confidence makes eye contact! “Perhaps the most important physical act onstage is making eye contact.” – Chris Anderson, TED Talk conference…

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What The Hell Does “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” Mean, Anyway?

You take action – even when you’re not ready! You take action – even when you’re scared shitless! You take action – even when you do NOT have all of your ducks in a row! You take action – even when you’re not sure of the outcome! “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” is facing…

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Speaking to Win: A Panel of Champions

Had an AWESOME time answering audience member’s questions and hearing my fellow panelist’s insightful answers at the 2017 Toastmasters District 39 Fall Conference Speaking to Win: A Panel of Champions Educational Session. Panel speakers: Keerthi Karnati, Donnie Crandell, Jeffrey Purtee, Reid Walley, John Davis Moderator: David Goad Conference: Toastmasters 2017 District 39 Fall Conference Event: Educational Session…

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Confidence Training for Pilates Instructors

P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness co-founder Lindy Hobbs made a very smart business decision when she expanded her business: include public speaking & confidence training as part of her Pilates Instructor training curriculum. Lindy understood the power of Toastmasters‘s public speaking training and wanted to offer that confidence to her future Pilates Instructors. She contacted Capital…

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Brandon Greathouse – Push for Greatness Leadership Speech

A “Reach Higher” Spotlight: Brandon “Knowbody” Greathouse delivering his “Push for Greatness” motivational speech to the dancers at his Sept 5, 2017 Warriors of Rhythm dance crew auditions. Step 1 Dance & Fitness in Sacramento, CA. Catch Brandon “Knowbody” Greathouse here: Website & booking info Instagram Facebook Twitter

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Public Speaking Practice Tip: Getting Beyond Uncomfortable

“I don’t want to waste everybody’s time.” This was Joy’s answer when I asked her what was going through her mind when she stopped speaking after only 30 seconds – when she had a full 60 seconds available to her. “I couldn’t think of anything else to say,” she said. “I felt my face go…

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How Do I Prevent My Low Self Esteem? Quora Q&A

Quora Question: How do I prevent my low self esteem and anxiety from ruining my relationship? My Answer: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie Bonus Answer: Find a local Toastmasters club and get experience speaking in front of people.

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Good Eye Contact Makes You A Badass!

Correction. Good eye contact makes your audience think you’re a badass! Whether you’re speaking to your board of directors, investors, customers, employees, or competing at a Toastmasters International Speech Contest, good eye contact makes you look confident! As Chris Anderson, TED Talks Conference curator, observes in his article How To Give A Killer Presentation in Harvard Business…

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