7 Steps to Fearless Speaking

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STEP SEVEN
Give the Gift of
Your Conviction

When you are inspired by some great purpose,
some extraordinary project, all your thoughts
break their bonds: your mind transcends limi-
tations, your consciousness expands in every
direction and you find yourself in a new, great,
and wonderful world. Dormant forces, facul-
ties, and talents become alive, and you dis-
cover yourself to be a greater person by far
than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

—PATANJALI

I believe everyone has something special to share. We may not be aware of it, but it is within us. Searching for what we find meaningful brings us a deeper sense of ourselves, an acknowledgment of who we are—particularly, uniquely. Sharing that depth with one person or a group of people helps us experience and believe what we are saying in a wholly new way. Sharing your conviction is the greatest gift you can give.Yet, when you reveal your deepest beliefs and reactions on a personal level, you allow yourself to be vulnerable. At the same time, you become stronger.When you express conviction, you:
1. Speak from the core of what is meaningful to you, and find acceptance or rejection of your beliefs.
2. Experience the strength that comes from that acceptance or rejection.
3. Move to a higher level of growth and achievement.

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Table of contents

  • More Praise for 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking *
  • Accolades Amd Affirmations from Students of Lilyan Wilder *
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • The Five Fears 9
  • Let's Get Started 21
  • Step One - Experience Your Voice 29
  • Step Two - Get a Response and Structure Your Thoughts 43
  • Step Three - Establish a Dialogue 61
  • Step Four - Tap Your Creativity 77
  • Step Five - Learn to Persuade 95
  • Step Six - Achieve Your Higher Objective 113
  • Step Seven - Give the Gift of Your Conviction 129
  • The Seven Steps in Action 151
  • Be a Fearless Speaker Every Day 191
  • Appendix A - Voice Work 197
  • Appendix B - If You Need Medical Help 213
  • Acknowledgments 217
  • Index 219
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