Celebrating 50 Episodes of Confidence and Connection With Melinda Lee - Speak in Flow

Welcome to a special milestone episode of the Speak in Flow Podcast with your host, Melinda Lee! Today, we’re celebrating 50 episodes of empowering conversations and insights into the world of communication, confidence, and connection. Join us as we reflect on the journey so far and dive deep into the essence of confidence and purpose in speaking.

Fueling Your Words with Confidence

– Unleashing the power of confident communication: How to infuse your words and presentations with authenticity and conviction.

– Techniques for cultivating confidence in your speech and delivery.

– Embracing vulnerability and imperfection as catalysts for authentic connection and resonance.

The Importance of “Warming Up” for Confidence

– Understanding the significance of preparation and mindset in cultivating confidence.

– Practical strategies for getting into a state of confidence before speaking engagements.

– Harnessing the power of breathwork, visualization, and positive self-talk to overcome pre-speech jitters and nerves.

Connecting to Your Why: The Heart of Authentic Communication

– Exploring the transformative power of purpose and intention in speaking.

– Uncovering your unique “why” and leveraging it as a source of inspiration and authenticity.

– Aligning your message with your core values and mission to create meaningful connections and impact.

Celebrating 50 Episodes of Empowerment and Insight

– Reflecting on the journey of the Speak in Flow Podcast and the valuable lessons learned along the way.

– Gratitude for the listeners, guests, and supporters who have contributed to the podcast’s success.

– Looking ahead to the future of Speak in Flow and the continued exploration of communication, confidence, and personal growth.

Key Takeaways:

– Confidence is not just about what you say but how you say it—cultivate a mindset of authenticity and self-assurance to fuel your words with impact.

– Preparation and mindset are key components of confidence—incorporate rituals and practices that empower you to step into your full potential before speaking engagements.

– Connecting to your purpose and “why” amplifies the authenticity and resonance of your message, fostering genuine connections and influence.

Celebrating 50 Episodes of Confidence and Connection With Melinda Lee

About Melinda:

Melinda Lee is a Presentation Skills Expert, Speaking Coach and nationally renowned Motivational Speaker. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, is an Insights Practitioner, and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development as well as Certified in Conflict Resolution. For over a decade, Melinda has researched and studied the state of “flow” and used it as a proven technique to help corporate leaders and business owners amplify their voices, access flow, and present their mission in a more powerful way to achieve results.

She has been the TEDx Berkeley Speaker Coach and worked with hundreds of executives and teams from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Caltrans, Bay Area Rapid Transit System, and more. Currently, she lives in San Francisco, California, and is breaking the ancestral lineage of silence.

Website: https://speakinflow.com/

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpowerall

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Transcript
Melinda Lee:

Welcome, dear listeners to speak in flow

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Podcast. I'm glad you're here, because I want to toast you. I'm

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holding a wineglass. Cheers. And it doesn't have wine in it. It

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is Friday, but it's only 12 o'clock in the afternoon. So I

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decided to put Chem Bucha in there. Close enough with some

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berries. Because we're celebrating today, today is the

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50th episode. Oh, I can't believe we made it. When I think

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back on my journey. first starting off, there was so much

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resistance. Who am I? What am I going to, you know, say,

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overwhelm. I can't do this with all the other things that I got

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to do. So I had so much fear and uncertainty and resistance. But

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yet, I knew I needed to do it. My deeper Higher Self knew that

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I needed to overcome that. And so I did and now I'm 50th on the

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50th episode. And along this journey, I've learned so much

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about myself I listened to the episodes What can I do to

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improve what can I do to improve interviewing my guest? How do I

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streamline the process and and here I am. We won an award for

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the most downloaded podcasts.

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I'm gonna celebrate yay, why nots. So cheers, thank you might

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take a sip. Delicious, delicious. And I'm also

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acknowledging that this year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

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And in Chinese astrology, it's a mythical creature magical and

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brings prosperity and health. And guess what, I'm also born

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the year of the dragon. And I feel the energy and the

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environment. Support me.

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I believe that my ancestry, my mom, my grandmother, all the

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women in my ancestry supporting me full heartedly. I know

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they're here with me. Let's face it, this journey of

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entrepreneurship. It's not easy. And, and but yet I know that

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this is my year. This is the year where clients I know that

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are ready to step into their Unshakable Confidence are here.

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And I'm saying that they are here not will be here, but they

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are here. I know that with every truce of me.

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And I can let go of the fear the anxiety. Because I trust and I

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trust that it will happen. And so when you go to speak, I'm

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going to give you a framework, a reminder to do your exercises

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before you go to speak. Because I hope you feel the power of my

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words, not just listening to the word but feeling the word. And

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when you step into a presentation, your words have

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energy. My words right now are fueled by the ancestry behind me

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my passion for what is about to happen. We want you and your

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words to do the same. And to do that, all you have to do is to

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steps warm up and get into state. Warming up is changing

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your perspective. changing your mindset, dissolving any nerves

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any uncomfortableness any fear and whether you need 510 2030

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minutes to do that, do it.

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But there are lots of activities that I share with my clients and

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today I am going to share with you one that I love particularly

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enjoy doing it is to drown down any thoughts. Any worries to a

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golden ball is golden ball. Imagine a golden ball two inches

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below your navel. It's a beautiful golden ball. And that

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golden ball is here to absorb any thoughts, any concerns and

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you worries just allow those to drown down and get magnetise

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into this beautiful power centre. Your power centre is

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here to support you. Connect to that power centre and then take

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a moment to breathe into it. Taking in your breath and

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exhaling and feeling the sense of calm On a piece. And do this

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numerous times, multiple times until you feel and embody

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confidence before you speak.

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Your words have energy. If you go into your meetings with fear

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or doubt, anything you say the other person will also feel fear

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and doubt. You can be saying all the right words, but if they

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feel doubt, if you feel doubt, they'll feel doubt. If you feel

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uncertain, they'll feel uncertain. Even if you're using

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the right words. If you take a moment to do your warmup, get

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into the state of confidence, you're gonna say the exact same

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words, but with confidence, they're going to feel your

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competence. You are the leader and the guide of your

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communication through the energy of your words. So remember to do

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your warm ups, get connected to your why your passion, and go in

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there and commit to your state of confidence. Use the energy of

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your words and allow it to flow through you. So it connects to

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your audience, your audience is going to receive your energy, of

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competence of courage. And stay committed to that. Just like I

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am staying committed to speaking with my heart, with my trust,

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speaking in honour of the ancestry behind me, my mom, my

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grandmother, all the women who did not have an opportunity to

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say what was in their heart to say their desires because they

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had a barrier. They were not given the opportunities.

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And so it is my chance to do that and respect for them. And

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to honour the leaders, leaders going forward such as my

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daughter, my daughter, who is still finding her voice, helping

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her to unlock it being a role model for her being a role model

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for anybody else who wants to step in to unlock and unleash

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their voice.

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Their leadership voice. It is time this gear is especially

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time the year the dragon come along with me for the journey. I

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can't wait to see you on the other side. Until then, I'm your

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sister and flow. Cheers.

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Take care