By Karen Hough
If you're like most folks, the word "You'll be giving a presentation" is on a par with "It appears like that molar must come out." good, let's be sincere: you'd want the surgical procedure, wouldn't you? One cause most folks regard public talking as a nightmare is they need to be "perfect." They force themselves loopy attempting to comply with every kind of handed-down ideas that tie them up in knots and placed their audiences to sleep. yet Karen Hough is aware that through throwing out these principles, enjoyable, being your self, or even making "mistakes," you'll hook up with your viewers even more successfully than the man with the impeccable PowerPoint presentation. Hough has used her new angle to take the anxiousness out of 1 of the best fears in company. It's authenticity and keenness that win humans over, she says, now not polish. It's why humans belief vlogs greater than ads and consumer studies greater than advertisements. yet you can't be genuine if you're following constraining ideas that drain the existence and character from your presentation. Hough debunks over a dozen myths approximately providing to make it extra enjoyable and common for everyone. She explains why mirrors are evil, why you'll want to by no means finish with questions, what the true function of any presentation can be, and masses extra. You'll realize find out how to include and advance your individual kind and converse your message in a fashion that's all "wrong" based on the specialists and that your audiences will locate compellingly correct. If displays quite didn't subject, we'd all simply ship memos. There are one million how you can percentage details available in the market, however the extra we digitize, the extra we lengthy for human connection. by means of following Karen Hough's clever and witty recommendation, you'll stay away from being compelled to develop into another robotic at the back of a podium and be freed to be a dwelling, respiring, sometimes clumsy genuine individual whose ardour is strong and infectious.
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We hardly notice what’s going on. What is behind the screen of thoughts? Can we relate to some kind of basic mindfulness and open presence? All of these sorts of inner exploration are considered meditation. From the start, the Buddhist path has a therapeutic goal: to free ourselves 25 The Mind’s Own Physician and others from suffering. Obviously this is not a mere hobby, something nice to add to our lives. Rather, inner transformation is something that determines the quality of every instant we live.
Americans are very driven people, always wanting to get someplace else. Learning meditation requires not trying to get someplace else so much as being where you already are, thus non-striving. It requires patience and being non-judgmental, being willing to have a beginner’s mind that sees things freshly. These are the kinds of things that we teach and the environment we create in the classroom and in the heart. Ajahn Amaro gave the vivid example of experiencing pain in one’s knee. A lot of people who have chronic pain problems are referred to us.
Please join me this morning in welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Thus begins the three days of presentations and dialogue. We hope that the meeting will come alive for you, the reader, as you explore these presentations. We hope that in one way or another, because of the give-and-take and the somewhat informal nature of the talks and conversations, you will be transported into the room and feel the energy of the presentations as they unfold and engender dialogue among the presenters, panelists, and His Holiness.
Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over by Karen Hough