The CVBT Podcast (redux): Norma Hollis

18 minutes

•  The overlooked authenticity factor to success

• “The most effective thing you can do is be yourself”

A lot of people want to be effective public speakers, whether to advance a business or profession or to actually make it a career. But a veteran speakers coach says too many overlook a key to success – being authentic.

“My passion is authenticity,” Norma Hollis says. “I spent 30 years studying what it meant to be authentic.”

The Los Angeles based coach says being authentic – not trying to copy another person – is a key to success as a public speaker. “The speakers who are the most powerful were the ones who were themselves on stage,” she says.

The “don’ts” and “can’ts” pounded into people from their earliest years are one reason too many people are inauthentic, she says. “We get in that structure and we lose sight of those gifts and talents that came naturally to us,” she says.

Norma Hollis talks about authenticity and why it’s needed in leadership as well as public speaking in CVBT Audio Interview Podcast redux.

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