“I speak to women (and very clued-in men) about cultivating charisma, channeling anxious jitters into raw power, and delivering keynotes, pitches & performances that trigger thunderous applause, change minds — and the world. From the very first breath. To the very last bow.” ~ KC Baker, Founder of School of the Well Spoken Woman
Our favorite quotes & tips from KC Baker, founder of The School for The Well-Spoken Woman!
December 12th 2011 was a fiery and dynamic evening designed to reframe on-stage and on-camera fear & anxiety as pure power & charisma. Our keynote KC Baker, founder of The School for The Well-Spoken Woman teaches women how to craft presentations designed for impact, to unleash our voices out to the world.
Here are just a few of our favorite quotable quotes from KC’s interactive FEM Talks presentation “How to Generate Legendary Charisma & Freedom to Shine”:
“When you speak with confidence, clarity and grace, your message strikes the heart-zone. Audiences lean into your energy field. Advocates & investors soar to your side. And the change you want to see in the world ignites, before the first crack of applause even begins.”
“Charisma = Presence + Giving”
“When you do not let in the applause of your audience, it feels stifling to the audience. Breath in the applause”
What I loved most about KC’s talk aside from her wonderful embodied tips and tricks for the stage and camera, was her passion for a ripe paradigm of women coming together in utter support of one another. The eloquence with which she spoke about the importance of women being the champions of other women, and the collateral benefit of just that.
“When women practice “Fertile Listening” the women around them blossom”
“One of the deepest reasons women will hold themselves back? Fear of alienating another woman. Your success is our shared success! Another women’s success is YOUR success!”
KC also shared about four ways to capture the audience on stage. Here are some small slices of the advice she gave to us:
1) When you are on stage, about to speak imagine that you have a heavy tail. This easy visualization creates immediate access for feeling grounded in the space you are occupying.
2) When you walk on stage, take your last step firmly, slightly stomping your second foot into place. This creates an immediate anchor that will get you into your body and present on stage. Though the audience cannot see the “stomp” it creates a subconscious message that has your audience be present with you as well.
3) When you breathe, use your whole sternum, as if you were breathing via your bosom. Imagine that your sternum and chest are permeable and porous. Breathing in this “fembodied” (our creative word) way has you in touch with your feelings and has the audience want to lean in an feel closer to you. It opens you to be vulnerable in a magnetic way.
4) Be an invitation, which feels more powerful in an authentically feminine way…rather than “owning the room” which came come across as imposing or masculine.
We loved how KC embodied all of her teachings. She practiced them while she taught them to us. The energy int he room was just scrumptious! You can find out more about her upcoming School for The Well-Spoken Woman events. classes and courses at http://www.kcbaker.com/school/
We hope that you enjoy this small slice of the presentation that KC Baker gifted to us.