Tap Your Creativity
Behind making your own stuff
there's another level: making your
own tools to make your own stuff.
To create, says the dictionary, is to make or bring into existence something new, to produce something fresh and unique using imaginative skill.
Our ability to create defines us as humans. It is a power each of us possesses. When it is unleashed and finally allowed to soar, it becomes our life force.
Tapping into your creativity is essential to overcoming your fear of speaking. When you are completely engaged in and enthralled by what you are communicating, when your senses are heightened and your imagination is in high gear, there simply is no room for fear.
And when the fear is gone, speaking in public becomes an exciting experience; it becomes fun! The vistas open to you are endless.
I like the description of how creativity is used in her corporation day by day, offered by Anthea Disney, CEO of Newscorp:
Where I work, creativity is a natural part of the thought process. It's
integral, not separate from what we do every day.
We do it automatically. We do it by instinct but also by training.
We apply it to everything, large and small, from writing clever head-
lines to colossal ideas that extend the empire.
Fearless speakers, too, allow their creative juices to flow freely— indeed, they depend on those juices.
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Publication information: Book title: 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking. Contributors: Lilyan Wilder - Author. Publisher: Wiley. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 77.
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