In July’s “Speaking For Impact,” I was coaching a thirty-something woman, who had just been hired by a Fortune 500 company in the San Francisco Bay Area. She had a Master’s Degree in public policy and was working in government relations.
When she was delivering her prepared speech, there was a disconnect between what she was saying and how she appeared. Her words were strong and convincing, but her body language was betraying her. She seemed like a nervous southern belle.
However, with a few posture adjustments (standing balanced, feet at a comfortable distance apart and hands rested at her side), she went from demure to confident.
As she sat down, she declared, “Oh, I get it. Instead of standing like the President’s wife, I should stand like the President.”
I love those “aha” moments.