December 15, 2008

Soon you'll be walking out the door



If you feel that taking on your anxiety about public speaking is going to be too overwhelming, so you just don't do anything at all, I have some words of wisdom to share with you.

As Kris Kringle said to the Winter Warlock: "Put one foot in front of the other."



Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin' 'cross the flo-o-or
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin' out the door.

You never will get where you're goin'
If you never get up on your feet
Come on! There's a good tail wind blowin'
A fast walkin' man is hard to beat!

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin 'cross the flo-o-or
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin' out the door.

If you want to change your direction
If you're time of life is at hand
Well don't be the rule -- be the exception
A good way to start is to stand.

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin 'cross the flo-o-or
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin' out the door.

If I want to change the reflection
I see in the mirror each morn
Oh, you do?!
You mean that it's just my election
Just that!
To vote for a chance to be reborn.

You put one foot in front of the other
And soon you are walkin' 'cross the flo-o-or
You put one foot in front of the other
And soon you are walkin' out the door.

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you are walkin 'cross the flo-o-or
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walkin' out the door!

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2 comments. Please add yours! :

Dr. Jim Anderson said...

Lisa: well said! (and seasonal also!) I guess that this suggestion is valid for so much more than just speaking in public. All too often we can get defeated by our inability to start to solve a problem.

Taking that first step is the most difficult part, but once you've done that everything else gets easier...


- Dr. Jim Anderson
The Accidental Communicator Blog
"Learn How To Calm Your Fears, Wow Your Audience, And Get Your Point Across"

Lisa Braithwaite said...

I can find a public speaking analogy anywhere, can't I? ;-) And you're right -- this applies to pretty much any aspect of our lives where we're holding ourselves back instead of moving forward.

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