If you are going to stand up in front of people and lead, you first need to be able to stand up inside yourself and lead.
The more I think about what makes good facilitation and public speaking the more I think it’s an inside job. The more internal peace and quiet you have, the louder the audience becomes. You can’t read a room if your internal house is screaming.
Facilitation is about them, not you. If you have been well looked after (good sleep, food, and a calm soul) then you will be able to be fully present with connecting your room with what they need to grow.
That’s my thoughts anyway 🙂 It’s been a long road coming from a highly anxious redhead who wagged school to avoid speeches to somebody who enjoys a bit of limelight here and there.
I’d be curious what your strategies are for creating internal quiet…?