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5 Tips For Becoming A Confident Female Speaker

Alyssa Martyn is a leading Educator, Coach and Speaker specializing in female voice empowerment. She's the Founder of Voice of Her, providing online courses and coaching that support and empower leading women and female entreprenueurs to own their voice, master communication, monetize their knowledge and drive their careers and lives forward.

 
Executive Contributor Alyssa Martyn

Perhaps you’re fed up with the feeling that all too often lump in the throat, the unwanted shaky voice, or the dreaded freeze when it comes to your moment to be heard. You’re not alone. Research suggests that women tend to experience higher levels of public speaking anxiety compared to men. Studies have found that women are more likely to report feelings of nervousness, self-consciousness, and fear when speaking in public settings. So, how do you speak up with confidence and own the room? Cultivating confidence in your voice is not just about delivering a message; it's about embodying your truth, harnessing the power of your throat chakra, and connecting with your audience on a deep level. As a holistic voice coach for female entrepreneurs around the globe, I understand the profound impact that confident speaking can have on both personal empowerment and professional success.


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5 transformative tips to help you become a confident speaker


1. Harness the power of your throat chakra

Your throat chakra, located at the center of your neck, serves as the energetic gateway for communication and self-expression. To unlock its power, engage in practices that promote throat chakra healing and alignment. This may include chanting, toning, or visualizing a vibrant blue light emanating from your throat. By nurturing your throat chakra, you'll cultivate a sense of authenticity and clarity in your speech, enabling you to speak your truth with confidence.

 

2. Embrace somatic healing and mindfulness

The mind-body connection plays a crucial role in your ability to speak confidently. Incorporate somatic healing practices and mindfulness techniques into your daily routine to cultivate presence and groundedness. Explore practices such as deep breathing, body scanning, and progressive muscle relaxation to release tension and center yourself before speaking engagements. By connecting with your body and breath, you'll tap into a reservoir of inner strength and poise that will support you in any speaking scenario.

 

3. Transform your relationship with trauma and fear

Many women struggle with past traumas or fears that inhibit their ability to speak confidently. One of the first exercises I take clients through involves addressing these inner obstacles with compassion and courage. Explore trauma-informed practices such as somatic experiencing, energy healing, or inner child work to heal wounds and reframe limiting beliefs.


By acknowledging and processing your fears, you'll free yourself to step into your authentic voice and shine brightly as a speaker.

 

4. Nurture your nervous system

Speaking in public can trigger the body's stress response, leading to nervousness and anxiety. Prioritize self-care practices that support your nervous system and promote resilience in the face of stress. Incorporate activities such as yoga, meditation, nature walks, or gentle movement into your routine to soothe your nervous system and cultivate a sense of calm and balance. By tending to your well-being, you'll approach speaking engagements from a place of centeredness and inner peace.

 

5. Cultivate authenticity and vulnerability

Authenticity is the gateway for powerful speaking. Embrace your unique voice, quirks, and imperfections as sources of strength and connection with your audience. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and share your authentic story, knowing that vulnerability breeds authenticity and relatability. By speaking from the heart and sharing your truth, you'll inspire others to do the same and forge deeper connections with your audience.

 

Want to work on unlocking a powerful voice? Introducing Own Your Voice. Now that we've explored the foundational principles of confident speaking, take a closer look at the transformational journey offered in my Own Your Voice 9-week course. This unique course empowers women in business and life to step into their voice, authenticity, and confidence so they can call in the success they desire. As you step into your voice, you'll not only transcend your speaking and communication skills but also empower yourself to make a greater impact in the world. Remember, your voice is a powerful instrument for change, transformation, and quite frankly…getting what you want. Embrace it fully and watch as your ability to take up space and share your voice reaches new heights.


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Alyssa Martyn, Voice, Feminine Leadership & Business Coach

Alyssa Martyn is a leader in voice empowerment work for women. After a career as a professional actress, Alyssa found purpose in helping leading women and female entrepreneurs harness the power of their voices, and create their best lives and businesses. Upon stepping into leadership, she soon realized childhood trauma had silenced parts of her voice that were required for building an impactful business, so she began to focus on the throat chakra, discovering groundbreaking work. She is the Founder of Voice of Her, providing online courses that support and empower women to own their voice and full expression so they can build their best lives, make an impact, and hold their true feminine frequency. Her motto: As we speak, so we create.

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