Clients ask me how I became a communication strategist. The answer may surprise you.
I was a late talker. My relatives lived on the same block in Detroit MI. They were very supportive and did what they could to understand my gibberish for years. My father understood me when I said, “The goo took moo.” In my language, it meant, “The girl took my mirror.” Finally, I grew out of that stage and started talking a bit later than other kids in my family. I was ready and look at me now.
We sure didn’t know that I was going to end up speaking for a living. I started out as a keynote speaker and now I specialize in coaching emerging leaders, individuals, and small groups to kick conflict to the curb to get the respect they deserve.
People smile or laugh when I tell them that I was a late talker. It has been an interesting ride for me. I find it fascinating to research the latest information about communication challenges. Clients appreciate that I share my stories with them about my own journey because it makes me approachable and real. I think that these two qualities are not bad for a coach. 🙂
Here’s the lesson for today’s message
Try to figure out your own path on why you do what you do today. Did you dream as a child that you would be in your present career? What did you want to do when you grew up? We all have stories to share during our speeches or in any communication.
Stay Connected with Me
Please add a comment to my blog on the stories you share about yourself on why you do what you do today. You can always send me an email HERE with questions on how you can find your own story. You will receive a response from me because I enjoy connecting with my readers! 🙂
Reach out on my cell 248.310.6998 or 800.713.1926 to explore how career coaching could be a great action step for your career development or others who could benefit from working with me as their personal communication coach. There are many options to fit your budget and time schedule!
My last 6 clients have asked me to help them feel more comfortable with their public speaking skills. It only takes a few sessions to make this happen. Hey, what can I say? I’m quick and clients use their new public speaking skills immediately. A win/win for all. 🙂
Here are Links to Videos 1-8 Secrets from a Trainer How to Engage Your Audience
sit with your audience
how to use humor
danger: don’t be boring
Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
Have a great week.
Remember, YOU Get What YOU Tolerate!
PS Find your voice with Joyce!