It’s not that glamorous. In a given week you could be on 10 different flights, run (literally) through airports so as not to miss your connecting flight, get stopped by TSA for lipgloss in your purse, forget which rental car is yours, and have hotel room numbers written on your hand so you don’t accidentally go to last night’s room.
But when you get on stage, your adrenaline starts to pump, the butterflies flutter, and you turn on the charm. For the next hour, all of that adrenaline is like a drug; you feel like you’re on top of the world.
But turning on the charm and not being boring isn’t easy. You almost have to act when you’re on stage and become a more animated version of yourself.
Here are nine tips to get yourself ready to speak, present, or even just attend a client or new business meeting.
1. Have a positive attitude.
We all have problems and issues. It’s been a rough three years, and we’re all weighed down at work. But if you don’t know how to compartmentalize those things and maintain a positive attitude, the charm won’t come.
I know, I know. You don’t have time. That’s baloney.