BUILDING A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE IN PRESENTATIONS
"Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack."
~ Henry Miller
A negative body image can hinder your public speaking quality
Great and successful public speaking starts with feeling good in your own skin – loving your body, your mind and your spirit. A nice suit won’t cover up for a bad body image.
Feeling insecure about your bigger than average body or your curves, or even your butt, is a total waste of energy and will divert the all-important presentation energy into bad energy that leaves you feeling less confident about what you have to say.
A speaker can have a good body but still feel insecure about their looks. It is also not automatic that if you like yourself and your body, you will be a great speaker – but chances are very good that you will do better than someone who is self-conscious/body-conscious.
How to develop a healthy and positive body image
God loves you just as you are; do not allow world standards to destroy your self esteem and confidence. You have every right to stand in front of an audience and let your voice be heard. If you’ve got something to say to people, they will listen whether you look like a supermodel or not.
While it is important to dress appropriately and to look presentable, try to do so without an unhealthy perception of your body. From today onwards, give yourself positive messages about your body and your entire being. You do not need a good body to speak; all you need is a brain and some healthy, positive body image.
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