My presentation secret

I’d like to let you in on a little secret.

A secret that can hold a key to more confident, joyful presentations and presentation presence. Ready? Here it is:

Keep a secret in your shoe.

A penny, a piece of paper, a picture, anything. You decide.

“Keep a secret in your shoe, smile about what you know that others could never guess, and use it to keep you in contact with the ground. Feel the secret in your shoe, to help you keep in touch with the gift you’re trying to deliver. Perhaps most importantly, use the secret to keep you from taking yourself so seriously.”

This was the advice I received from a dear mentor of mine before a big presentation a few weeks ago.

I wrote, “This will be awesome” on a small scrap of paper and could feel it nestled under my left foot as I facilitated my session.

Keep a secret in your shoe that’s only for you to know about. Shhhhh. Is it working?