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RESET YOUR COMPASS

Sunday, June 12, 2011

RESET YOUR COMPASS pdf

David's voice seemed very distant as he called me back from walking too far on the frozen Arctic Sea. We both knew that falling in could mean a possible ‘cardiac arrest’ but my adventurous spirit wanted to explore further and then, I paused...from all that had gone before and now this moment, my souls compass reset ... I returned to the arms of this life's-journey partner, we hugged, I’d done it!
I left my footprints in the Arctic

It was one of those lovely, fine days, temperatures below freezing point, blue skies, I thanked the universe, God, or whatever, for just being alive.

Have you experienced wanting to ‘test the waters’? In career, business, relationships or the journey through life but you decide to take the safe perhaps easy pathway instead? I have always been of the ‘knowing’ that if we listen and observe the land, the laws of nature we will know what to do, how to do it and what it is that we are supposed to be doing whilst experiencing this incarnation.  

Just a few days ago my husband David & I were in the Arctic walking on the Arctic Ocean. Not far ahead of us we could see where the solid ice was crumbling at the edge creating mini ice-bergs, only a few feet of solid water separated us from a foreboding grave or in other words, a challenging situation that the human body may or may not endure.

My life in Australia and New Zealand seemed bizarre and far away. Like many, I’ve experience times of deprivation and isolation. Here we had been travelling through desolate places where people exist in harsh foreboding conditions and yet the First Nations people and people who live and learn with them, survive! They having understanding, knowledge and power, they know how to listen to the land, observe nature and know what to do and how to live. It was a privilege to be in the presence of the elders and the next generation that they had passed their understanding and knowledge. It was in these conversations and observances of the stark reality that everything has a time and a season. In these harsh conditions and cold dark winters there is only a small opportunity to plant, hunt and gather. One must be aware, prepared and ready for each change knowing that change is natural.

One of our travelling group asked me, ‘Sylvia why is it that we have lost connection to our soul?” ... A feather could have knocked me off my chair, only a few hours before, this woman was a stranger to me and now she was asking me about soul connection! She recognised that the first nations people and people who connect and learn lessons from the earth, had a soul connection. After a brief explanation she was keen to learn more of our Mastery programs where people learn how to reconnect to their knowledge and in reconnecting to our knowledge we connect to our power. No more wondering about your purpose or reason-to be. No more questions as to what to do. You will just-know.

From the land of the midnight sun, I carry new learning and lessons. And look forward to sharing skills with you so that you will discover even more knowing that is locked away in your ancient knowing.  Deeper and deeper you will learn to understand that knowledge is power and a lack of knowledge is a lack of power. As we gain more knowledge, and this adventure to the Arctic has added a new dimension of understanding for me.

Reset your ‘Souls Compass’! Come, at our next seven day Mastery Retreat.

Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina
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SUCCESSFUL LIVING

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SUCCESSFUL LIVING pdf

How happy are YOU? Forty percent of the time, fifty, sixty percent...More? Less?

Was your answer an automatic response or did you ponder, Mmm, how happy am I really?
Recent years, I’ve been doing a lot of discovering. Very few people have one hundred percent happiness in every area of their life! Too few choose to change or seek remedy, instead
they repeatedly journey from minor to major life shattering epicentre idiosyncrasies and wonder why the same or similar outcome.

If this is you, it’s time to broaden your outlook. If it’s not your reality, read on, you may be able to help someone else get out of a debilitating spot.

When you drive your car, are you aware of how many times you check via the rear view mirrors.
You know that your journey is not just forward focus. Negotiating the highway of life we are occasionally challenged; a reliable guide to the present and determining our future is in our previous experiences. 

Our present happiness is influenced by how well we have dealt with the past. How much of the past are you one hundred percent at peace with? Thirty, fifty or sixty percent!

Successful living means leaving the grievances and misunderstandings of the past.
For many so much of the past is like their childhood cuddly blanket. They know they have outgrown its purpose but they have a strong need and desire to keep it close!

There is great wealth in scanning life’s patterns and perspectives to determine the lessons and gifts.  I do not subscribe to the theory of wallowing in the past so as to re-establish pain but merely to identify the lesson, gather the gift within that lesson, let go of attachment to the story and be at peace.

By letting go of negative attachment you open doors that will fully unleash your human potential. When this happens you have enabled access to your whole and complete inner library of buried codes and answers to your ‘successful living’.

I have clients who, were stuck in the past in a harmful way. They were running from one therapist and modality to another, analysing and re-analysing their hurts, tragedies and triumphs. Unable to live fully in the present they overwhelm and entertain their-selves by living in a valley of sorrows.

How to change:

1.    Stop blaming.

2.    Let go of bitterness, anger and rage.

3.    Seek ways to reverse unproductive patterns.

4.    Recognise your specific gifts, skills and abilities.

5.    Follow your purpose, not the life or path others think you should be taking.

Successful living is being in harmony with all of life, your past, your present and your possible future. Its knowing that you know!

New science reveals how our extraordinary potential enables us to transform ourselves.

Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina
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Tel:
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Sylvia Marina resides in Western Australia. When you are ready to have a program in your business or community contact her for available dates. Sometimes she can add your event to a conference or private event she is speaking at. This means her travel costs are shared with more than one event! 
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TO EMBRACE CHANGE IS TO EMBRACE YOURSELF

Sunday, May 08, 2011

To Embrace Change is to Embrace Yourself
Written by Sylvia Marina, Inspirational Speaker & Personal Development Mentor

TO EMBRACE CHANGE IS TO EMBRACE YOURSELF pdf

Change is one of the most common things that people fear (as well as Public Speaking)!
From the moment of conception we have been faced with change, we constantly experience change throughout our lives and careers! Despite its inevitability, many people seek to avoid it!

What we need is
ways to comprehend change so we can embrace it instead of react to the challenge.
I’ve discovered a lot about how to survive when head-rattling transformations are thrust upon you.
Recently we have become familiar with seismic activity – seismic is the science relating to earthquakes. In Behavioral Science a seismic shift relates to a change in people’s attitudes.

The fear associated with change is about the unknown: Remember the old adage, the calm before the storm. It means be open for the signs of imminent change. It doesn’t mean live in the fear of change or constantly look for horrid things to happen.

Unfamiliar isn’t to be feared, it is to be understood. It can be a chance to turn your life around.
Here are ten tips to help you along your way.

 

 

  1. Observe, calmly note signs of change, add these indicators to your knowledge bank.
  2. Go to your quiet place. In the days and years before crisis occurs, learn how to stop impending panic, learn that even in the midst of chaos and urgency, you have a quiet place within yourself where you can ‘physically be doing’ yet, emotionally centered.
  3. Do something different. In non urgent times of change, do something different. Before a major personal breakthrough, there is sometimes head-engaging chatter and chaos. Do something physically different. (I went parachuting, hot air ballooning, abseiling, karaoke, not all at the same time but over a period of two to three years! AND volunteering work with youth)
  4. Silence the ‘know-it-all’ smart part of your brain. This part of our brain has value but in terms of change will hold you stuck!
  5. Be open to new learning. Change for growth involves embracing yourself and the part of you that yearns to learn and grow beyond the confines of yesterday. If you constantly travel the same route the scenery is familiar.
  6. Embrace uncertainty. That unidentifiable feeling of butterflies in the solar plexus relate to anxiety. When the feeling is not related to an inappropriate energy (indiscretion) it is exciting.It is a signal that you are embracing something new.
  7. Change your language. Listen to your inner self-talk. Listen to the words you use in conversation. Totally eliminate negativity that comes from your automatic response centre. Quit swearing now!
  8. Be kind to yourself. Let go of rigid ways. Embrace yourself by learning how to become more resilient, open hearted, welcome and embrace change.
  9. Ask questions. Seek people who are at the stage of life or place in their relationships, career or business and at a non-judgment level of consciousness to address questions with the skill of inquiry rather than black and white answers. Ask wide eyed questions, this is a valuable way to consider more possibilities, preparing yourself for ‘times of change.’
  10. Clear the clutter. Discard old routines, tired ideas, worn out clichés and physical clutter.
    Change is inevitable be ready to embrace it, every day.

Change isn’t to be feared. What people fear is the unknown. What people need is transitional skills.
A motor vehicle driver is alert and prepared for a moment of change. It doesn’t mean that when I am driving a vehicle I am paranoid about the unexpected. I do know that at any moment change can happen.
I am a confident driver and my goal is to enjoy the journey.

To change your life for the better, embrace change, that’s how you will effectively evolve your future.

 

Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina
Speaker | Author | Mentor  
Tel:
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The contents of this article may be copied, reproduced or freely distributed without the consent of the author provided the author's name, copyright notice and contact information are included.

Sylvia Marina resides in Western Australia. When you are ready to have a program in your business or community contact her for available dates. Often she can add your event to a conference where she is booked to speak or some other event she is attending. This means her travel costs are shared with more than one event!  http://www.sylviamarina.com/calendar

 

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE NEVER GET BORED!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE NEVER GET BORED Pdf

Recently I’ve been working with highly profitable people. People who are incredibly successful in business and in their personal lives! Not everyone gets both aspects of their life running successfully without huge challenges.

These people have valuable life skills that are worthy of mention.

They are not afraid to say “I love you” … and mean it!  
They respect time, your time and their time.
They don’t get bored. 
They don’t ignore the things they don’t like doing! 

They have an incredible ability to ‘focus on what’s important’.  
Over the past few weeks, in casual conversation I have asked people their secret to success and to define ‘what’s important’.

‘What’s Important?’  Love!
This truly is the key.

When you love what you do you never get bored.

Successful people value time. They don’t shirk from the things they don’t like doing. Each person I asked used different words that all related to the same answer – we must all pull our weight and share the pleasant and unpleasant tasks, both at work and in our personal lives.

In the workplace they enjoy appropriate fun but don’t indulge in trivial distractions. They are not obsessed or interested with, what others are thinking, idle chatter or office gossip.

When you love the people you live with you respect the time you are away from them.
In the workplace successful people learn how to use their time wisely.
They have good habits and success routines.

We’ve heard of people learning from their mistakes. Actually we have more to learn from our success.
As we focus on our success it consistently raises our spiritual energy.

Take time today to list your good habits and success routines. You will find this exercise valuable, it will assist your future focus and time management.

Have you any idea how magnificent the people in your life really are?
Make a list of everyone who has a significant place in your life, personal and business, and write from your heart centre, what you truly feel about each one.

Have you ever told them? If you assume they know they are appreciated, you have it wrong. If you only tell them they are appreciated and what they do has value, in a speech or when there is an audience, you need to do more.
That sort of recognition is often seen as shallow, even though you may not intend it to be that way.

Tell them, in word, in remembrances i.e. remember to say thank you, remember to notice and mention the task was completed on time, remember to do special things, like…strawberries or fresh fruit platters for morning tea. Impromptu special moments that say ‘I appreciate you.’  One of the men I spoke with grows roses, azaleas’ and camellias. He takes ‘home grown’ flowers into the office and places them on the tables in the lunch room – this contribution becomes a conversation point.

Successful people have humility, kindness, compassion. They have positive body language, they speak words of assurance, encouragement, they are self affirming and approachable.

 “The great thing about generously filling someone else's cup with the purest love is that it cannot help but overflow and splash some wonderful dollops on you too!”  author unknown

I have always been of the opinion that personal development comes before true success in your professional life. What are your success habits? And what are those that hold you back? And are you consciously re-evaluating them?

At the beginning of each day I have a brief meditation on making the time I have today, meaningful. And at the close of day, a review of the days accomplishments and sometimes, in the space called wisdom, a little self-counseling session before the close of day gratitude and quiet place meditation.

Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina | Speaker | Author | Mentor  
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IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS

Saturday, April 09, 2011

IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS pdf
I will be happy when ....?
Sounds like the opening statement of another whinge!

 

I will be happy when... when, I finish uni, renovate the kitchen, when the government…, when the weather cools down, when the boss goes on holiday...
The vibrations from these message statements tingled like tinnitus around my eardrums as the company I was with made conversation.

Such life affirming statements alert us to ingrained habits! Do you still make declarations like these or have you made the decision to change your talk, change your conversation mantras.   Ah.. the yardstick!
Confirmation of how far we have journeyed and the changes we’ve made.

 

I will be happy when, impedes us from the full experience of happiness now.

There is another branch!

Each of us needs
and wants to belong—to something, and ultimately to someone, it is a natural desire.

It is natural to want to love and be loved by someone special with whom we can share the joys and sorrows, challenges and adventures, companionship and conversations of life.

Contrary to popular sentiment, sex is not love.
Sex without love is emotionally and spiritually empty and destructive.
It deprives the soul of love and loveliness; the body may get some satisfaction, but not the soul!
What was thought to be embrace is not.
What was thought to be freedom is instead a prison of guilt of one’s own making! Pain and disappointment invariably result. And worst of all, respect for the other disappears.

No matter how consensual and tender and loving sex may be, without commitment it is self-centred and self-destructive.

I will be happy when... life is not only a gift to be shared but a deeply uniting experience that strengthens the
love we are ultimately created for.

Cherish your days with love.

Is this helpful to you? I invite your comments. Sylvia Marina.

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WHEN LIFE FEELS EMPTY

Sunday, March 20, 2011

WHEN LIFE FEELS EMPTY pdf

When life feels empty,
people manifest syndromes, sicknesses, gambling, indulging, overspending, self deprivation, self sabotage, anger. They resent and hold on to unresolved issues.  People become the victim of workplace bullying, and/or the domestic/sibling bully. We become unsettled and over loaded with limitations of all kinds, no matter what happens many are still unfulfilled.

Is your life empty?
Are you busy with busyness and deep inside feel empty?
Are you amongst the people who wander from day to day with a yearning for that someone or something to fulfil you needs?

If yes, devoid of inner contentment, peace and self kindness your soul is impoverished and you wander the earth looking for that something else to fulfil your needs.

Searching for... what?

When was the last time you took time out for you?  When did you do something special for you ... without feeling guilty?

Life is finite, why spend time yearning, fearing, judging, comparing, being harsh on our self?

Be the change you want to see.

Have an inward look with a kindly eye. Be kind, if you notice the seeds of self kindness are shrivelled and dying, water them with love. Feed them the foods that will nourish and strengthen their purpose and right to exist. Encourage kindness to take time for a self hug, picnic at the park, walk by the water, discover changes in the forest, play more music, sing, dance, have fun and laugh lots.

Plant inner-strength and gentleness companions and protectors. Instruct your self-kindness receptors to only absorb positive comments and guidance.

If you are yearning for human company join a walk or bike for charity or some other community project become involved in human endeavour, stop waiting for the perfect project, just go out and
do it.

Take a wander through the garden of your mind – you may be surprised at what has grown there since last you looked!

Role Models

Many live in a harsh (usually self made) world where they get over-wrought providing, creating an image (for who I wonder), often forgetting the example we are creating to those who follow us.

As role models, we tell our children ‘treat others as you wish to be treated’! Do our children see us being kind to our-self. Do they hear us speak loving words to our-self or are the only words they hear us muttering are self-foolish and derogatory affirmations.
Are you seen as a work-a-holic, a driver, a person who never rests or has limited time for family, friends and community? Is this the expectation, the subliminal message you wish to impart to those whose lives you influence.

In the grand scheme of things, we are here on earth a very short time.

In the end, only kindness matters! Take another walk through the garden of your mind, throw out the plants of resentment, perfection and loneliness, be rid of the idea/seed that you have to prove to someone or society that ‘you are’ what they thought you could never be! In the garden of your heart, plant seeds of kind-hearted-ness for yourself, your family, your community and for future generations – be a kindness role model.

Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina | Speaker | Author | Mentor
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HELPING PEOPLE THROUGH TIMES OF CHANGE.

THE COURAGE TO LIVE CONSCIOUSLY

Monday, February 28, 2011
THE COURAGE TO LIVE CONSCIOUSLY Pdf

Were you taught not to draw attention to yourself?
Don't take unnecessary risks!
Go with the flow, and don't rock the boat!Instead of setting your own goals, making plans to achieve them, and going after them with gusto, you play it safe?A side effect to ‘playing it safe’ in your life is that it can cause you to live your life reactively. There are real dangers in life that must be avoided however there is also a huge gulf between being reckless and having courage.Having the courage to live courageously means having the ability to face imaginary fears and reclaim the powerful life that you have quite possibly, denied yourself. Have you ever had a, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of humiliation, fear of public speaking, fear of being criticized or ostracized by family and friends, fear of being alone, fear of physical discomfort, fear of regret, fear of success? How many of these fears are holding you back?

How would you live if you had no fear at all?  You'd still have your intelligences and common sense to safely navigate around any real dangers.But, you would be more willing to speak up for what you want. You would be more ambitious about projects and the career you dream of; and what if you began enjoying the aspects of your life that you currently fear. What kind of difference would that make in your life?Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~ Ambrose RedmoonCourage is mastery over fear. Courageous people are still afraid, but they don't let fear paralyse them. They summon the courage to confront their inner voice.Yesterday, my life changed!

I had the best-est weekend presenting our 'speak-up master class'. I’ve taught the speak-up master class before, it’s like no other. Yesterday I realized that as I develop myself,  so my ‘master classes’ change.  Never before had we attracted people for this class that were so ready and committed to improve their Public Speaking Skills and On-Stage performance.

As I scrutinized the weekend one word contributed to the success of the program more than any other emotion and that word is ‘safe’. Participants felt safe to explore, safe to
give-it-a-go. Safe to express, safe to step outside their comfort zone, safe to explore new avenues of doing and expressing, far beyond the average person, they felt safe to raise their level of awareness-consciousness.Safe? 
How does one create that space. I asked for it. I asked my class on Saturday morning to create a place whereby we each felt safe to totally participate, to be able to reach further than we had ever stretched before without remorse or a feeling of being thought a bit silly or totally outrageous.

Do you have a coach or mentor that has openness, eagerness and courage and unlocks the same in you?Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
~
James A. Baldwin

When you meet a person who seems to be at total peace with their self, don't deny the fact that you crave that level of inner peace too. Move to a place where you admit, "I really do want this, but I just don't feel I currently have the ability to get it." I have known many people who pretend they don’t want to be ‘the best’!

You do want to become ‘your best’, don’t you?The one ingredient you may be hunting for is courage. Courage to live consciously!

I suggest you first begin with knowing what ‘safe’ is. Create that place! And in creating your safe place make sure it is not a place of tight security, but a place whereby you can grow without fear of retribution.As you grow ... remember the oak tree, it was once an acorn that sprouted, put its roots down and grew! “Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone; And do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had, and be who you've never been.”... Sylvia Marina.  
Personal Development Mentor   Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina | Speaker | Author | Mentor
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CONQUERING FEAR BRINGS FREEDOM

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CONQUERING FEAR BRINGS FREEDOM Pdf

Fear keeps our lives small.

To have the life you want, you must conquer fear!

If you only had a year to live, would you change anything? Would you keep working at the same job? Spend time with the same people? Keep waiting till your idea/project/course/lesson was perfect before launching the next phase of our life? Are there places you've always hoped to visit?

Marie Currie said, “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

Figure out exactly what you're afraid of. Is it being lonely? Going broke? Being criticized?
Before you can toss fear out, you have to know what you're afraid of. Recognize it. 

We work with people from all walks of life, disciplines and cultures and recognize that amongst the worst sorrows in life are not its losses and misfortunes, but its fears!

Fear keeps our lives small.
Get smart... Talk to those who have gone before you.
 
A business trainer client has a valuable product in terms of building better businesses through building more effective workplace teams, BUT is frustrated ... waiting for the self to be perfect!
The product is fantastic, BUT it is veiled, hidden out of sight! It should be ‘out there’  being used, adding value to people’s lives and businesses, fear has held the product back Our friend was waiting to get the self and the presentation perfect and in the meanwhile it is secreted, dust gathering! What do you have hidden in your closet!

Fear keeps our lives small!   Michael Pritchard said, “Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.”


Change your Focus, Change Your Future! 

What if fear were just a four letter word! Think about that!




The way to master a new task is to do it. You may not be perfect the first time, but you'll get better. If you are scared to make the big leap, start small. Do whatever you feel a little nervous about, call someone you've always admired and ask them to lunch! Just do something scary once a week and you will discover freedom, freedom from fear.

If you need a little ‘kick-in-the-pants’ consider this; you'll never get a good relationship by staying in a bad one. In business you’re not likely to build new accounts or grow your business if you don’t meet new people. You won’t discover new oceans unless you let go the mooring ropes to where you are now!
Your world is as big as you make it.

Alleviate misery and mediocrity; it’s time to build your army. You need supporters - good friends, mentors, people who have been there, people who will cheer you on.

In the business of speaking, when a speaker takes a stand, the spines of others are strengthened. Never shrink from the possibility of being a role model. Live a life that inspires others – if fear were only a four letter word, not an emotion, just a word, what could you do?

Conquering fear brings freedom. Acceptance brings happiness. Self mastery brings fulfillment!

Copyright ©2011 Sylvia Marina | Speaker | Author | Mentor
Tel: +618 9457 3763 | E: info@sylviamarina.com  | www.sylviamarina.com

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TAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

TAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL  Pdf.   

TAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Written by Sylvia Marina, Inspirational Speaker & Personal Development Mentor.

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”
– Doris Mortman

People blame external influences or their history or the feelings about themselves.

Many people gauge their success by the amount or assumed quality of the chattels they have accumulated and measure their success in terms of pecuniary value.

Material items should never be the judge of your success!  It can be difficult to put aside the notion that more is better when we live in a society where more is often interpreted as ‘success’, it’s a myth! For many the more they have the more dissatisfied they become, addicted to ‘more’ they strive for excess.

No matter how much or how little we have, our contentment must come from within. Focus on how you are feeling on the inside.

  ▪ Are you feeling settled, happy and full of energy?
  ▪ Will this purchase, relationship, career move, fascination or idea, move me
    ‘closer to’ or ‘further from’,  my desire for life meaning and inner contentment?

Contentment is not something that comes from another person, item, purchase or idea. Some people have been brainwashed into thinking ‘I will be happy when...’ when I have a new kitchen only to become dissatisfied when a new colour/design or it is out-fashioned! We then become dissatisfied again and hear again, the words from our lips, I will be happy when! It becomes a ‘life cycle’.

 

When you can find contentment in yourself it will enrich your life and create meaningful abundance around you.

 

Let go of the thrill you get from addictions; sugar, caffeine, sexual impropriety and or excesses, let go of the stimulation you get from perfection, comparing self endeavor to another’s life or project! Stop trying to impress for recognition and approval...

 

If you have a habit of sabotaging your inner happiness and contentment, change your thinking, change your life processes, change your focus! Learn how to; be yourself, love yourself and be happy with yourself.

 

Happiness and contentment go hand in hand. You have the power within you to be happy every day. You can do it, be happy today. Happiness and contentment is a choice and it really has nothing to do with your surroundings or circumstances.

In the pursuit of your happiness and inner contentment, seek a mentor, a person who you recognize as someone who has walked the path and who continues to walk their talk. Allow your intelligences, your wisdom self to guide you.

“When
the voice and the vision on the inside become more profound and more clear and loud than all the opinions on the outside, you have mastered your life”. -Dr John Demartini

The Key to your future , I will be sharing some cool and new tips to help you bid goodbye to 90% of your struggles this year. It will be exciting to have you in our programs, begin with our Self Mastery program or retreat. If you are in the world of business or/and wish to boost your confidence check into the first available Public Speaking two day program.

Sylvia Marina resides in Western Australia. When you are ready to have a program in your business or community contact her for available dates. Often she can add your event to a conference where she is booked to speak or some other event she is attending.  This means her travel costs are shared with more than one event!

HELPING PEOPLE THROUGH TIMES OF CHANGE. 

Copyright ©2010 Sylvia Marina | Speaker | Author | Mentor
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MANAGE YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Saturday, January 08, 2011

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MANAGE YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING!    

In the workplace ... what is the ‘number one’ fear?
Going for a career change ... what is the ‘number one’ fear?
In the board room presenting the ‘team talk’, new idea or product, what is the ‘number one’ fear?

In the wedding bridal group ... what’s the ‘number one’ dread?
At a significant family event ... what makes the palms of your hands sweaty?

The Fear of Public Speaking is often classed as the number one ‘fear’ of all fears!
Why?
Because we are afraid of being humiliated in front of others!

The fear can manifest itself in many ways, trembling, panicky, butterflies, increased heart beat,
dry mouth, flushing or red rising beneath your collar a visual manifestation of inner anxiety.

As horrid as these anxieties are, they are normal reactions.

You are not alone The Fear of Public Speaking is the ‘number one’ fear. But why suffer?

There are techniques you can use to overcome the dread of ‘being humiliated’.

1)    Plan what you want to say!

2)    Write down the main points in bullet point.

3)    Practice, you don’t have to memorize everything

4)    Time yourself – be disciplines and stay well within the allocated time for your presentation.

Practice, practice, practice!  Practice builds confidence.

Some people use the trick of asking permission to refer to notes, or to be nervous. If you wish to do this, be prepared for some clown in your audience not to grant permission! Have an answer ready should this situation arise.

Personally I don’t ask permission to speak or use notes etc. My audiences have come to listen to my message and to ask permission can be interpreted as being incompetent!

I work with people to the point where they understand and overcome their anxiety, the skills they learn increases their confidence so they have no need to ask permission or apologize for using their props.

Please don’t misunderstand me, ‘permission selling’ is another topic.

Back to the practice... most people do not want to hear this, but the best way to conquer the fear of speaking from stage or to an audience is practice, practice, practice.
The only way a musician becomes ‘one’ with their musical instrument is by daily working with it. Conquering the fear of Public Speaking is the same. You can practice tone, voice projection, pauses and flow of speech by reading aloud – newspaper news and business articles. Read them as if you were on stage speaking before a large audience. It will increase your confidence.

No fear should rule you! The ability to stand in front of your peers and present a an idea; to get up on stage and get your message out to many people,  allows you to touch a roomful of strangers and more importantly, move them to follow the cause close to your heart. 
As you overcome your anxiety and fear of Public Speaking it allows you to build your customer base, multiply your sales and increases your confidence.

Start practicing this week? Who knows how much confidence you’ll get from simply standing up and shining your light in the world.
Copyright ©2010 Sylvia Marina | Speaker | Author | Mentor

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Sylvia Marina is a professional speaker and master workshop presenter. Her on-stage skill is sought-after by many want-to-be and experienced speakers. She presents a one day ‘Speaking Skills for all Occasions’. And a two-day Public Speaking Business training plus a Four–day Speak-Up Master Class. Based in Perth West Australia, Sylvia and her partner David work with you from our headquarters in West Australia and/or travel to your event, business or community.
Tel: +618 9457 3763 | E: info@sylviamarina.com  | www.sylviamarina.com.  

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