Welcome to the April issue of my newsletter.
With clocks having gone forward bringing longer and lighter evenings, I hope that you are all feeling positive about the coming months.
As things reopen and we return to some sort of normality, some of us may be excited and ready to embrace the coming months. Others may be feeling a little apprehensive about getting out and about so I wanted to share this quote with you.
I hope this goes some way to ensuring that no matter how you are feeling about the road ahead, you can look at it with positivity and acceptance.
Springtime often brings with it the excitement of forthcoming weddings. Some of you may be in the final stages of planning your or your children’s wedding. Perhaps your wedding has been re-scheduled or is going ahead slightly differently than originally planned. In any case, those pre-wedding nerves for Father, Mother, Bride, or Bridegroom around your day running smoothly and to plan are natural and will always be there until the wedding day itself ends!
I wanted to share with you the story of Vipin and Purnima, who were the Father and Mother of the Bride. Sometimes with weddings, even with the most meticulous of planning, things do not go according to plan on the day itself.
One of my roles as a Lady Toastmaster is to do everything that I can to ensure that any problems encountered on the day itself are resolved. Whether that be acting as a mediator or even anticipating issues before they happen.
In the case of Asha and Vik’s wedding even though there were some unexpected issues that occurred during the day, I was able to resolve these issues with no impact to the day. This ensured that the beautiful Bride and Bridegroom’s wedding day was memorable for the right reasons and for Vipin and Purnima, the Father and Mother of the Bride their day was as stress-free day as possible.
If you would like further information on how as a Lady Toastmaster, I can help make your or your son or daughter’s wedding memorable then more information can be found here.
I know from speaking to many people who have contacted me over recent months, that many of us have seen our jobs or roles change slightly.
Whilst change brings great opportunity it can also bring feelings of self-doubt or fear especially when it comes to a change in role that involves you having to communicate and engage more or even speak publicly.
Whether it is leading a meeting and engaging senior members, presenting to a group of people formally or informally, public speaking and communicating with confidence is becoming more and more part of everyone’s roles at work. If I asked you whether you enjoyed public speaking what would you say?
I’m sure many of you would say no, but, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are many ways that you can make public speaking a part of your role that you enjoy and look forward to.
To help you on that path I’d like to share with you my top three tips for public speaking. You can watch it here
If you’d like to delve deeper into how you can build your confidence and self-esteem when it comes to speaking in public then take a look at my adult online confidence course. You will learn about body language, voice control, how to engage your audience, lots of practice time, and importantly self-acceptance, a much-needed skill for all. Just follow the link to find out more.
In this newsletter, I have talked about positivity and building confidence due to the changes that perhaps previous months have brought. But as I mentioned earlier, there will be some of us who are feeling overwhelmed about what the future holds.
You may be feeling anxious about returning to your workplace and perhaps asking for a change in your work patterns due to family reasons. Or you may be feeling apprehensive about getting out and about and speaking with people you meet in your day-to-day life.
If this is you then I’d like to share something that I hope will help bring you some comfort and positivity. I have written a blog to help understand how mindful communication and confidence can help in many situations and better our lives. You can read the blog here.
For those of you who are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace or if you know someone who is, please do grab my free download to find out more about ways that you can help and places to find help. Here is the link.
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