This was on the wall at Dulles airport as my family and I flew home from a football weekend. I stopped my daughter to snap this photo.
She gave me a quizzical look. I pointed to the words on the poster.
“This is what I tell my clients to do. I’m always surprised when I tell them to visualize themselves winning during their presentation, not losing!”
She understood. “Huh, that’s cool.”
On we went to get her some iced coffee as we waited to board our flight.
In your presentation preparation, do you visualize yourself?
Visualization is critical. There is a world of opportunity to improve your presentation skills – JUST by visualizing yourself Nailing It.
They know its value.
Visualizing takes you to the “Scene of Success” before you experience it – SO THAT you can experience it. You have a blank canvas, and your brain fills it with the Scene of Success.
❇️How? Try these 3 easy steps:❇️
1) Find a quiet place and close your eyes. Prepare to spend some mental energy “somewhere else.” Breathe deeply, relax.
2) Take yourself to the place where you’ll present. See yourself in your professional clothes, with a podium and clicker, in the big room, looking and feeling confident.
3) In your mind, go through your talk. Go VERY SLOWLY. See your slides. See your interested and engaged audience leaning in. Watch yourself to the end. Again, go slow. Your mind is making a map – let it do its work.
Visualizing success is your brain’s way of intricately mapping a winning situation. Try it more often!