TOP TIP OF THE MONTH -
Presentation Tips for 2014
1. Prepare your presentation - we are all unique individuals and to reach all types of delegates, learn to design your information around the 4 MAT system written originally by Bernice McCarthy. WHY - Motivate the delegates, create a reason and discuss. WHAT - Teach and inform the delegates. HOW - This is the coaching side, let the delegates try it and encourage to add something of themselves. WHAT IF - Self-discovery method and let the delegates practice and share with others.
2. Body language is 55% of communication, so it is important to adopt what we refer to as trainers stance; feet shoulder width apart and imagine a string pulling your posture upright. Remember to breath....Before you start to speak focus on one spot ahead of you and go into something called peripheral vision, which will help you relax and access the information in your unconscious mind.
Making the right decision for you - How?
How can you make the right decision for you? - often fear holds you back so it can be hard to move to where you want to be. Ironically this is the thing you are often wanting to break free of, so it becomes a vicious circle and hard to break out of. A good way of breaking out of this circle is to ask yourself a set of questions;
What will happen if I ................
What won't happen if I .............
What will happen if I don't ........
What won't happen if I don't .....
So, for example, you might want to change your job. Start with Q1 and think of all the answers:
Q1. What will happen if I change my job? I'll have more time to ............. I may have less money to ............ I'll need to think of where I can cut some of my spending down by ..................... I'll have more freedom to ...................
Q2. What won't happen if I change my job? I won't need to spend money on the daily commute. I won't be missing out on family outings. I won't be spending so many hours inside an office.
Go through all the questions and answer as many questions as you can so you don't have any answers left. You will be repeating some ideas, but that's ok. Then after a couple of days, go back and look at the questions and answers again. Always finish with an ecology question. For example look at how your decisions could affect the people you love around you. Good luck and have fun!
If you have any questions please get in touch with me by email or phone.
Procrastination - the thief of time
Procrastination is the thief of time. What does it get us? Absolutely nothing! It actually creates more anxiety because you always have in the back of your mind that there is a task that needs doing - which you should have done already! I wonder how much time we have wasted procrastinating in our lives. Weeks? Months? Years even?
So what do we need to do to solve this unproductive habit?
In NLP we use a tool called anchoring. This works extremely well and this can be learnt on my seven day personal development and communication skills course in September in Cambridge, or by contacting us at Advance and we can work on it together. This is the easiest way of ‘fixing' the strategy.
However, for those of you who haven't yet seen a NLP Master Practitioner and coach and want to use a strategy yourself, then write a list of all the things you have to do within the next week and then number them from 1 to 10 – 1 being the task that is least pleasant for you and 10 being the task that you adore doing.
Now start by doing the least favourite task. Complete all the tasks that you least like doing first – and your reward for doing this, will be all the tasks you adore doing.
Simple? Yes – if you want to change your habits! Alternatively you could just carry on doing what you have always done; of course you will always get what you always got!!
For more information please see www.advancecoachingconsultants.co.uk Alternatively contact Lorraine by ringing on 07714330600 or by emailing email@example.com I look forward to talking to you.
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How to Put an End to Sleepless Nights
Are your worries keeping you awake at night? Do you find yourself tossing and turning in the early hours, unable to switch off and stop your mind flying round at 150 mph?
Loss of sleep means your concentration, productivity, enjoyment of life and health are compromised as we need periods of rest to recover fully from active days. If you regularly experience sleep loss, the body and mind can get into a 'habit' and you can come to expect a poor night. So we have to remind ourselves that it's OK to let go and drift off.
Insomnia or interrupted sleep patterns is just one of the signs of undue stress so here are 6 great tips for getting a great night's sleep.
• Concentrate on your breathing. Shift your focus by taking some deep breaths, filling the abdomen & chest cavity right up to the collar bone. Then let the breath out, concentrating on releasing and letting go. Feel any tension in your muscles release and notice the quality of the breath in and the breath out. Not only does this help you relax, it distracts your mind from troubling thoughts and shifts your attention.
• Focus on different parts of your body, working up from the toes & feet and feel each area start to relax and let go, as you imagine feeling warmth and calm move gradually through each part of the body, ending with the forehead, eyes, cheeks, ears, jawbone and chin. You'll often fall asleep before you get much more than half way up the body.
• Keep a notepad and pen near the bed and write down all the things that are troubling you or which you're telling yourself you 'mustn't forget' or you 'should have done' and haven't. This has an instant download effect and allows you to relax about what's to be done tomorrow and simply get a good night's rest, leaving you refreshed and alert in the morning.
• A few drops of lavender oil on a tissue or your pillow can help you relax and drop off to sleep. Lavender is one of the few aromatherapy oils which you can apply directly to the skin, so you can also put it on your pulse points at the temples and wrists.
• If absolutely necessary, get up for about half an hour or so. Avoid the temptation to switch on the TV as this will merely excite your brain. If you find reading relaxing, then settle down and read a few pages of a good book or listen to some soothing music whilst sipping a cup of chamomile tea, which has relaxing qualities. This is often sufficient to break the pattern of things whirling around in your head, so that you can return to bed and let yourself drift off to a restful sleep.
• Finally, if you find yourself lying in bed thinking 'Oh God, I can't sleep' and becoming increasingly frustrated and concerned, tell yourself silently to 'STOP' and repeat to yourself over and over, 'I am drifting off into a comfortable, rejuvenating and restful night's sleep and can allow myself to relax and enjoy it.'
Paul McKenna also has a great book called 'I can make you sleep'