LONDON, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jose Ucarone of the top public speaking coaches and founder of Jose Ucar Coaching, today announces the release of Present with an accent: 7 tips for speaking with impact and confidence for non-native speakers. Ucar is passionate about helping those with an accent overcome internalized negative messages and express themselves fully and confidently by embracing their uniqueness.
When I’m teaching presentation skills to someone with an accent, I usually ask, “Do you want to be free? Or do you want to be confined?” Ucar said. This is the first thing, because once we accept who we are and can be happy in our own skin, then we can celebrate our individual uniqueness. It’s not about changing your accent or taking elocution lessons, which by the way can be very helpful. The essence of my approach is to develop your skills and grow as a speaker/presenter by embracing what sets you apart.
Jose’s tips for presenting with confidence, whatever your accent, are below:
1. Get out of your own way: The quality of your thinking will dictate the quality of your speech. Remember it’s not about you, you’re not that important, so overcome yourself and offer your greatness to your audience. You have something important to say, let others enjoy it.
2. Elevate yourself to elevate your audience: How you feel about your background, accent, and cultural difference will impact audiences positively or negatively. Remember that there are no neutral interactions. All of the above is what makes you unique and attractive, as long as you decide to believe in it and behave accordingly. Embrace your quirkiness. What makes you unique is your greatest asset.
3. Be less vanilla: In other words, stop trying to fit in. The greatest gift you can give your audience is your authentic self. When you do this, you won’t be appealing to the masses, but to people who resonate with you and your message. These people will most likely follow you and implement your ideas. These are the lives you will impact. This is your TRIBE.
4. Rejection and failure are part of the process: Learn to shine in the face of adversity. Know that you can become the best in your worst times and that growth is forged in adversity, not in spite of it. If you’re not failing and experiencing rejection, you’re probably not stretching enough.
5. The more you fail, the more you learn and the closer you get to your goals and dreams. Alexander Graham Bell was home-schooled by his mother due to her learning disabilities and failed about 1000 times before inventing the telephone. Greatness awaits you beyond fear, failure and rejection.
6. One Brick at a Time: The Great Wall of China wasn’t built in a day, nor were your speaking skills and your career. Commit to learning and working on your craft every day. Lay each brick with passion, give it your all, and you’ll end up building your very own wall.
7. In addition to the above, of course, work on your message, your speech clarity, delivery, presentation slides (if you need them), state management, and stage positioning. But continually cultivate your mindset first. Remember practice will make you great and always aim for progress, not perfection.
A public speaking coach is invaluable for executives and business owners who find themselves in the crosshairs of common public speaking issues, such as nervousness and lack of confidence. A public speaking coach can be especially valuable when faced with a high-stakes presentation that could make or break a business. To schedule a consultation with Jose, visit https://joseucar.com Or on LinkedIn
About Jose Ucar Coaching
Jose is a TEDx Global Speaker and Host, NLP Coach, International Business, Marketing Specialist, and Founder of Jose Ucar Coaching and Bros in Marketing. Jose has spent the past ten years helping companies around the world effect transformational change using advanced presentation and communication skills. He has worked with many large companies including; SEAT and CUPRA, Procter & Gamble and the NHS. Jose is available to coach and support employees, contractors and management teams to deliver impactful presentations.
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