How to become a dynamic person

Death is often quoted as the second greatest fear for people while public speaking has reigned at number one for quite some time. Although I would pick a speech over death, there was probably a time in my life when I would have seriously considered the choice. In college, Communications was my minor, but I never signed-up for Communications 101 because you had to present in front of the class. I thought I was pretty slick for avoiding the class. Little did I realize my leadership career would place me in presentation situations on a regular basis.

Thankfully, I am now fully recovered from my Laliophobia (fear of public speaking). I decided this fear was not going to limit my career. To that end, I attended trainings and performed my own research on presentation skills. Below are seven of the most helpful tips I discovered for becoming a dynamic presenter.

1. Prepare: Know your audience and what you want them to know. Understand the demographics of your audience (i.e. profession, standards of dress, education level). Prepare your presentation to meet their needs. People tend to remember only 3 or 4 points from a presentation. What are the main points you want your audience to walk away with? To help your audience remember those points:

  • Tell them what you will tell them;
  • Tell them; and
  • Then tell that what you told them.

A large part of my preparation actually focuses on eliminating information not in support of my primary points (i.e. fluff).

2. Humor: Make fun of situations, yourself, but never the audience. Jokes often help a presentation, but even one bad joke can hurt a presentation beyond repair. Sometimes the less humor used, the more impact it has on the presentation when it is delivered. When using humor, keep in mind these rules:

  • This is a business setting and the jokes must be clean and non-offensive;
  • Have some connection between the joke and your topic; and
  • The only safe bunt of a joke is the speaker; never alienate the audience with insults.

3. No Apologies: Never start a presentation with an apology. How many times have you heard a presenter begin by saying ‘I am sorry I have a cold, or I am nervous? If you have a cold, the sniffles do a fine job of making that apparent. Or, if there are no outward signs, who really needs to know you don’t feel well? Many people use such statements as a way of requesting leniency from the audience. Apologies like this announce to the audience, ‘the presentation you are about to receive is less than you deserve, but please don’t blame me.”

4. Attention: Get and keep their attention. Different people have different learning styles. Some learn by simply listening, some need to see it, and some learn best by experiencing it. If appropriate, try to fit all aspects into the presentation. Visual aides are a great way to keep your audience’s attention. No matter what your medium (projector, flip chart, power point), it is important to remember a few rules about visual aides:

  • Allow for some white space, don’t fill the entire paper or slide with details or pictures;
  • Use alternating colors for easier reading; and
  • Visual aides support the presentation; do not use them as the entire presentation – be prepared to add commentary to the visual aides.

5. Move: Make the most of your movement. I appreciate the value of high energy and enthusiasm. Many of my presentations incorporate both strategies. At times however, too much high-energy and movement can be distracting, actually taking away from your message. Appropriate use of movement is the key. Simple hand gestures may be all you need to make a point. On the other hand, sometimes it may take running around the room. Your movement is most effective when it helps the audience connect to your subject.

6. Voice: Use your voice to make your point. Seems obvious, use your voice when you are speaking. Well, here are some specific tips on HOW to use it:

  • Speak up! – Nothing takes away from a great presentation more than having audience members acting like a commercial for Miracle Ear, ‘What’d he say!?” Have someone stand in the back of the room and signal if you need to be louder.
  • No fillers – similar to foods, the best presentations have no fillers. That is, no ‘um’s, uh’s” to fill the space between when you think of something and when you actually say it. Silence between statements allows your audience to process what you said.
  • Switch it up – to emphasize a point, speak louder or even speak softer; the change in volume will get the audience’s attention.

7. Respect: Show respect to the audience and they will show it to you. Remember, the audience wants you to do well and the smallest amount of respect will win over even the toughest critics. Similar to one-on-one conversations, showing respect to people can make all the difference in the communication. Here are some ways to demonstrate respect for your audience:

  • Eye contact – maintain eye contact with the audience. Slowly move from person to person and occasionally hold the contact for a few seconds.
  • Honesty – when you don’t know the answer, admit it, offer to find out, and get back to the person.
  • Save face – if you must disagree with an audience member, do so in a manner that allows the person to save face.
  • Self-correction – if an audience member is not paying attention, encourage self-correction, by walking closer to them as you speak. The ‘distracter” will notice your proximity and stop the distraction.

There you have it, seven tips on becoming a dynamic presenter and imagining the audience in their underwear was not among them. Incorporate these tips as best you can, but do not allow them to take away from who you are and what you say. Some of the most successful speakers break several speaking rules. Take these seven tips, mix them with your own unique style, and your presentations are sure to be dynamic!

Kevin Kearns is President of Kearns Advantage, a leadership development company. He holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Central Washington University and is a member of the Coachville Graduate School of Coaching. Call 1.866.687.5388 for more information.

BY SUSAN SUAREZ // Reliable Strategies

How to become a dynamic person

What is a Dynamic Personality?

What characteristics make a dynamic personality?

Do you have them? Do you know what they are?

When a dynamic person walks into a room they have an energy that attracts people to them.

They radiate good energy.

They’re comfortable in their skin and people feel comfortable being around them.

Dynamic people communicate clearly and effectively and convey intelligent thoughts and perspectives .

People with dynamic personalities are good at what they do.

They’re successful now but most of them failed multiple times before they arrived.

An obvious sign of the dynamic personality is resilience and self-discipline.

They’re rarely concerned with who likes them and who doesn’t.

Having people like them is not their priority.

They like themselves, and simply go about their business.

Time is the most valuable asset of the dynamic person.

They invest it wisely and they’re always productive and pro-active .

Anything in the way of their goals gets cut out of their life quickly.

While everyone’s personality differs, there are common traits to be found in all dynamic people.

Here’s a few key traits they all share.

You might have some already. Others will still be developing.

Apply these characteristics to your own personality and increase your own dynamism and charisma .

Cultivate Perspective

How to become a dynamic person

Start Anything!

Y oue are grounded with your roots anchored deep in what matters to us. Perhaps you’ve even identified your ingredients of strength and passion. Now what? Being dynamic is your next step. You’ll learn how to be a more dynamic person, so that you can navigate confidently to pursue your dreams. What would you do if there was nothing you couldn’t handle? This is at the core of being dynamic—feeling capable to move powerfully and attuning to your capacity to adapt, no matter the challenge. Being dynamic enables you to move outside of your comfort zone (or in and out of the recovery zone) to start your own business, to pursue a higher education, to start exercising, or to venture out in a new direction. Being dynamic will show you how to:

  • Move when you don’t have a vision (and how to find one).
  • Move when you have a vision, but resist taking action.
  • Keep moving in spite of conflict.

How do I get moving when I don’t know what I want?

What if the project seems unclear? Often times you just don’t know—you are not exactly sure about where you’re going, and to move without a vision, you need a different approach. Usually this happens when you’re in a new domain, or when you are creating and innovating. And to be able to get the ball rolling in uncertain situations, you must allow yourself to-just-try. When you try, the way you engage in activity is different than when you just-do because you allow yourself to make mistakes, you free yourself from expectations, and you feel compelled to move and explore. The goal to try something uncertain is not to be confident and committed, but to gain experience to clarify your vision.

The distinction here is that you don’t allow yourself to try new challenges because of your demanding expectations: it should work out, you should be confident, or you should perform well. You must free yourself from this fixed mindset and try. If you do not know enough—give it a try by:

  • Focusing on having fun.
  • Being curious to explore and discover new things.
  • Playing and being unusual.

Being dynamic without a vision is all about trying new things! You make it a priority to have fun and to allow yurself to explore in this discovery process. Trying, as opposed to doing, is a gentle invitation when you are figuring things out. Trying doesn’t mean you are not serious, it means you stop your constant judgments. Being dynamic in this daring approach is more about problem finding than problem solving—you open up to possibility to create a vivid vision of what matters to you.

How do I get moving when I do know what I want?

If you have a vision, then you have a direction. Being dynamic with a clear image of what you want is all about doing and building momentum, not about trying. With a vision, you have a sense of certainty and the challenge is to act. To begin doing requires a tremendous amount of energy in order to overcome creative resistance and rational thought. You know—all that over thinking that leads to self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism, and ideals. Instead, you must act quickly and irrationally. Go ahead and trust your instinct and move now.

It feels good too, because you’re pursuing what you care about. The key is to begin generating energy, like a motor, and start combustion. To begin creative work, it’s essential that you move from the self and with groundedness. Do your work with a process-oriented approach: act on things you can do (going to the gym), not on outcomes (losing weight). And don’t forget to keep-it-simple! Engage in shorter time intervals. Slow down in awareness of what you do, and enjoy the work.

How do I keep moving in conflict?

There is no doubt you’ll encounter all sorts of obstacles if you are innovating and working with uncertainty. But how do you keep moving confidently in spite of it? How do you persuade others? In conflict, being dynamic is about shifting gears from irrationality to rationality, from brute force to cognitive capacity. When you work with people, you become dynamic by stepping outside of yourself by looking outward . You care to listen with intent to understand another person’s perspective despite disagreement, criticism, or rejection.

In this outward mindset you approach problem-solving with purpose, a positive attitude, and logic. To move others, or better yet, to invite others to move with you, focus on the bottom line: it’s not about you or them. It’s about doing work that matters to make the world a better place, one step at a time. When you are being dynamic, there is nothing you really cannot handle. And when you begin, momentum builds, you move, and transformation happens.

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    3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a More Dynamic Communicator

    How you can increase the likelihood that others will hear what you’re trying to say.

    How to become a dynamic person

    Being an effective communicator is a critical leadership skill, and being an ineffective communicator can result in ineffective leadership — and the potential to lose an extraordinary amount of money.

    In fact, poor communication is one of the biggest problems most organizations face.

    So how can you become a more dynamic communicator, one whose words are able to motivate and move people?

    Here are three tips:

    1. Read more.

    The more you read, the better you are at written communication. You gain a more expansive vocabulary, are exposed to new ideas, and reading helps you see the world through the eyes of others — which is the very definition of empathy.

    If that sounds like something you learned in elementary school, it probably is.

    However, the benefits of reading books — whether in printed or digital form — is something Americans appear to be getting less of, as a recent study by the Pew Research Center indicated.

    Help reverse that trend.

    In a world so dependent on written communication (email, text, social media, blogging, content marketing, etc.), you will stand out by being a more prolific reader.

    2. Begin by assuming your message is wrong, and that no one will agree with you.

    With so many self-proclaimed “thought leaders,” “ninjas,” “gurus,” and “visionaries,” humility is harder to come by. The idea you might be wrong, and that no one will agree with your message, might seem to show weakness in a culture that often rewards those who speak the loudest and most forcefully (even if their message is factually incorrect.)

    Just like going against the grain and being a more prolific reader, you can be a more effective communicator by bucking the trend and being willing to consider why you might be wrong, or why your perspective on a particular subject might not be “visionary.”

    Being willing to admit to yourself that you might be partially or completely wrong will either:

    • Help you strengthen and improve your message;
    • Abandon a message you might be completely incorrect on.

    Self-doubt, introspection, and critical thinking are not signs of weakness — they are signs of someone who is trying to be the most thoughtful communicator possible.

    3. Remember that effective communication is a dialogue.

    Too often in our culture, messages are framed in a take-it-or-leave it, “you are either for us or against us” manner.

    Divisive messages like that may be memorable, but in the long run they are almost always ineffective. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn’t mean they are against you, and contrary to popular myth, the greatest achievements are often the product of ongoing dialogue and compromise.

    Ultimately, being a dynamic communicator who actually compels people to listen to and consider your message isn’t about being the loudest or most frequent talker.

    Instead, being a dynamic communicator means that you are able to convey a well-worded, empathetic, thoughtfully developed message that engages others in the process of working toward your goal.

    When asked what prevents aspiring actors and directors from fulfilling their ambition, film director Francis Ford Coppola simply replied, ‘self-confidence’, says Annie Ashdown, confidence coach. Here, she gives us the lowdown on being more confident

    How to become a dynamic person

    I worked for years among the rich and famous and let me tell you; they experience challenges, rejections and bad days. They are also perfectly imperfect with defects, flaws and shortcomings.

    But they have self-confidence, so they refuse to allow anything hold them back. Sure, not everyone wants to become a superstar or a world leader, but you do become a superstar or a leader in your own world when you have confidence.

    Clients seem to believe confidence is an elusive trait that others have that they don’t. As I state in my book The Confidence Factor (Crimson Publishing, £10.99). If you were fed negativity from an early age, it’s highly likely you believe your inner critic (‘the committee’) that tells you that ‘you are not important, not good enough, not smart enough’.

    You cannot be happy or feel good about yourself if you have a bad disposition. If you are negative, self-critical and full of anxiety, you are allowing ‘the committee’ to control your life.

    Try these steps to improve self-confidence:

    1. Select your thoughts daily the same way you select your clothes. This is a power you have to cultivate. If you cannot master your thoughts, you will stay stuck. To live in Confidence City, you can’t move straight there from Complacency City. You have to reprogramme your thoughts daily for success.

    2. Be motivated by rejection. Enthusiasm and passion are gifts – use them wisely. See rejection as universe’s protection, saying to you: ‘I have something way better; be patient, have faith, live life.’ Every time a confident person gets knocked back. they say over and over again: ‘I can and I will’.

    3. Advertise your strengths, not your weaknesses. Stop telling everyone what you can’t do, what you are not good at. Don’t tell anyone you are not good enough. Stop complaining about what is wrong in your life, and what you don’t have. Here’s the thing: 50 per cent of people don’t care and 45 per cent are glad.

    4. Remove or limit time spent with toxic people. Ignore others’ criticism. Negativity is spread by haters, repeated by fools and accepted by those with low confidence and no self-esteem. Confident people are not manipulated into mediocrity just so others don’t feel threatened.

    5. Be kind to your mind. This will be the turning point for you. When you are about to be cruel, judgmental and negative about yourself, ditch: ‘I can’t’, dump ‘why me?’ and drop ‘if only’. Observe and listen… hear that? It’s the sound of ‘I am good enough’.

    6. Stop the compare-and-despair. Put yourself on a pedestal. All that glistens is not gold. Hidden deep within you is the blueprint, the template of your authentic self. Persevere an attitude of self-acceptance. Discover and explore your distinctively human potentialities.

    7. Practice self-care. Stop punishing yourself for what you think, feel, and want. Listen to what you need. It could be exercise, more sleep, a hug, tea with a close friend, a pay rise, to change careers, to work less, to have more fun. Eliminate ‘shoulds’. Value yourself by honouring yourself.

    Change the messages you tell yourself and start giving yourself permission to be the star you are. This is not a magic formula. You have to make it happen.

    IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

    More inspiration:

    Real Confidence (Wiley, £9.99) is out now.

    Read Be your own woman by Jane C Woods on LifeLabs

    by How to become a dynamic personRachael Phillips June 2, 2017, 9:21 am 24k Views

    Growing up, I thought I had a pretty good idea what being a woman meant. All the women around me or at least the women I looked up to had a lot in common – they had successful careers, they were married, they were mothers, and they were involved in their communities. Looking back, I don’t know how the hell they did it – some days I come home and honestly am grateful that the only person I really have to cater to is myself.

    It sounds selfish but it’s true. Yesterday, I started my day at 5:30 AM, after 3.5 hours of sleep, and after just managing to get in a workout at 9:30 PM, I didn’t get home till 11 PM. Most days aren’t like this but then I think of my mother who while married and working, obtained all her education to the PhD level, and raised five kids, I feel a little put to shame. HOW DID YOU DO IT MUM? I WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET!

    This was an extract taken from the writings of Kovie Biakolo who rote a great piece titled What Does It Mean To Be A Woman?

    Do you ask yourself this very question? Or are you a man who is on the ever ending journey of knowing your woman?

    When it come s to starting your own business as a women entrepreneur knowing the boundaries and how to’s of building a business can feel way out there.

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    How to become a dynamic person

    One of the best ways to get noticed and be heard is to become an influencer. When you’re an influencer, you are looked up to, respected, and followed for advice and support. While there are many methods out there that you could use, here are some that many influencers are using on a regular basis.

    Here are the 8 ways to becoming a powerful influencer :

    1 . Affect The Masses

    If you want to become an influencer, you’ll need to be able to influence people at a large scale. Becoming an influencer in your industry can be simple if you do it right. Some of the ways you can do this is by becoming a speaker, learning skill sets that will drive more people to you, and going to local meetup groups and sharing your knowledge.

    2 . Think Bigger

    Thinking bigger helps you reach your goals quicker. That doesn’t mean that you set unrealistic goals like going to Mars tomorrow. You should set realistic goals that are attainable and help push you in the right direction. Keeping a to-do list or a daily checklist will help you set bigger goals for the long term, and what you can do daily to accomplish them.

    3 . Create Opportunities

    One of the most important things you can do as an influencer is to create opportunities for others. People are looking to learn and grow, and when you produce an opportunity that will help them achieve massive success in a short amount of time, they will stay with you till the end. Learn what others are looking for and what you can add to their lives to become successful.

    “One of the most powerful networking practices is to provide immediate value to a new connection. This means the moment you identify a way to help someone, take action.” – Lewis Howes

    4 . Follow The Trends

    Success leaves a trail. If you want to be a successful influencer, look at what is already working in the moment. Find out how people are becoming influencers in their niche and follow suit, but make sure not to copy them. Find out what successful influencers are doing right now, find out what you can do to add more value and solutions, and model their success.

    5 . Apply What You’re Learning

    When you learn something you should be applying it immediately. Don’t read a book just to read a book. Instead, read or watch something that applies to you right now that will help you reach the next level. Doing this will keep you taking action and getting closer to your goals every single day.

    6 . Follow Systems

    Humans fail. Systems don’t. The reason why influencers are successful is that they understand that people make mistakes. If you can help systematize the process and create methods by which things should be done, your success rate at becoming an influencer will increase.

    7 . Help Others More Than Yourself

    It’s like Zig Ziglar’s saying, “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” When you can help others with their problems, dreams, and obstacles, you will receive the same therapy. Learn the proper skill sets that others are struggling with so that you can have an impact on their lives.

    “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

    8 . Show Up Everyday

    One thing that a lot of people forget is that consistency builds trust. Trust at the end of the day is the most important factor in everything you do. The more consistent you can be, the more trust people have in you which leads to becoming a powerful influencer.

    There are many benefits in becoming an influencer. Are you ready to start? Are you ready to become the person you’d like to be? You’ll be surprised at how many of these tips are being used by influencers every single day.

    by How to become a dynamic personRachael Phillips June 2, 2017, 9:21 am 24k Views

    Growing up, I thought I had a pretty good idea what being a woman meant. All the women around me or at least the women I looked up to had a lot in common – they had successful careers, they were married, they were mothers, and they were involved in their communities. Looking back, I don’t know how the hell they did it – some days I come home and honestly am grateful that the only person I really have to cater to is myself.

    It sounds selfish but it’s true. Yesterday, I started my day at 5:30 AM, after 3.5 hours of sleep, and after just managing to get in a workout at 9:30 PM, I didn’t get home till 11 PM. Most days aren’t like this but then I think of my mother who while married and working, obtained all her education to the PhD level, and raised five kids, I feel a little put to shame. HOW DID YOU DO IT MUM? I WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET!

    This was an extract taken from the writings of Kovie Biakolo who rote a great piece titled What Does It Mean To Be A Woman?

    Do you ask yourself this very question? Or are you a man who is on the ever ending journey of knowing your woman?

    When it come s to starting your own business as a women entrepreneur knowing the boundaries and how to’s of building a business can feel way out there.

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