I worked with Christine Schlonski last week at the Speak to Sell Bootcamp in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for Lisa Sasevich’s live event. It was a last minute moment to make a difference for her. I saw how excited she was to be chosen to be on stage and the struggle she was facing to succeed in the short amount of time she would have. So I asked if I could help her. This is testimonial of the results.
“Last week I had the big honor to speak on stage at my mentor’s event. To be honest I was kinda nervous to share my story. Do you know why?
My speaking gig was set up for 3 minutes. So what do you say to people in 3 minutes? What is important for them to know to be inspired?
So I wrote my speech and I practiced a bit for myself and then a very interesting thing happened and I love to share this with you. I practiced my speech with Brigette Callahan. She is an amazing mentor for speakers and helps people with beautiful slides for their presentations. When practicing with her and saying my words out loud while looking into her eyes I became super emotional….
Not knowing where all of a sudden my tears where coming from and why my voice was fading and for a moment some panic crept up. I did not want to be up on stage in tears, I wanted to have a voice! I wanted to be the inspiration. I knew I wanted to support people in the best way possible.
I became so freaking emotional because I saw myself in the situation that I had left behind me. I saw myself as a “victim” of circumstances. That was quite an aha-moment for me!
When I saw this picture of myself suffering…I invited the feeling in, I felt it and then I CHOOSE that it was over and I was done! Simple as that.
Once I stepped onto that stage I felt so confident and I freaking rocked my 3 minute talk.”
Christine, you were truly amazing. And I didn’t see you masking any emotion. You were fully in your element and free to express. Thanks for allowing me to make a difference for you!