Have you ever looked back at old photographs or scrolled your Facebook newsfeed from 5 years ago to reflect on your changes? I recently went back in time to the days when I was newly becoming the influential person I am now. Because my husband was a YouTube fanatic early on, I have a video from his channel that shows a really good view of my transformation over time. If only there were videos of my teenage years. Yikes!
The first video is from 2011 and the other video is from last week. Check out the difference in my presence. It's totally different. Before, I was afraid to look at the camera and had little to say. I also stood clasping my hands as if for protection from the onlooking crowd behind the camera (all 850+ views).
Today, I face the camera face-forward for greater connection with the audience. Even though you can't see my hands, you can tell they're free and I have so much expression and enthusiasm in my voice. This is exactly what I envisioned when I started the process of learning the power of charisma.
I've reached my goal! Now it's time to teach others. Go team charisma!