Can You picture this scenario? You have decided to give a little speech to your team. You are not looking forward to this. Actually, you hate speaking. But, you have decided it’s time to take on your fears. You have rehearsed your words, but not your body. So when you get up to speak, your body is caught off guard. You find yourself standing in front of your people with your hands in the fig leaf position and your feet crossed over each other.
Your tension and fear have placed your body in a terrible position. You have inadvertently (through lack of knowing the language of your body) shut down your ability to relate to your audience.
Think of all the times you have witnessed this same thing happening to others? There are consequences to not being in touch with your body:
- You will not impact and connect with your message.
- You will not make the sale
- People may not be drawn to you and perhaps they won’t want to hire you.
When our bodies are in tune with our words, emotions and intentions and we are feeling confident and in charge, we are unstoppable.
When the reverse is true, we often feel ourselves losing control of the situation.