My name is Tiffany Foote and I am known around here as The Fearless Millennial. I help people communicate effectively, overcome public speaking fear, and teach people to not let their fear hold them back.
The nickname “The Fearless Millennial” started out as a joke. I was writing content for our website and wanted to sign off in a way that was memorable to our readers. A few of us were talking about how I was brave and the youngest person at the office and “The Fearless Millennial” stuck. Since then I have made it less about a joke and more about a lifestyle. To me, being fearless doesn’t mean you have zero fear. It means that you do not let your fear hold you back.
Customized coaching sessions are a great way for you to reach your goals. I work around your schedule so that you never have to worry about missing work, family dinner, or staying at the office really late. Coaching sessions are one hour long and are completely customized to fit your needs and accomplish your goals. All coaching sessions are virtual so that we can keep everyone safe and so that I can help people worldwide.
We will start off with a free 15-minute call to go over your goals and what you want to accomplish. From there I will let you know how many sessions we will need and then I create a customized curriculum so that you know what we will be working on each time we meet. Each coaching session we will work together so that you can build on the skills that I teach you. My goal is that after we finish the coaching sessions you are able to embrace life without fear holding you back.
3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Communicator
- Listen/Read to Understand
- Agree to Disagree
So many times we are listening so that we can respond and we are not listening to understand. You may say “Tiffany there is no difference because you need to understand in order to respond”. Not necessarily, how many times have you been in a conversation where you said ” You aren’t listening to me!”. You knew they heard what you were saying but they were not listening to understand your point of view, explanation, or reasoning. They just responded to respond. If you want to get better at communication start listening to understand and stop listening just to get a response in.
Being a great communicator does not mean that everyone will agree with you. You will always have people who disagree with you and you need to get comfortable with that. When you are talking to someone and they start disagreeing with you or listening for trigger words just so that they can get a response in, agree to disagree. You can bring a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. You can give your point of view and your thoughts, but you cannot force someone to accept them. One of the most powerful things in communication is to have the confidence in yourself to say ” You know what we see this topic differently and I am not here to argue so let’s agree to disagree.”
Whether communicating with someone one on one or to an audience you need to be able to keep your cool. If you are in a conversation where you and the other person are disagreeing take a deep breath and stay calm.
People will respond to your energy. If you are calm they will calm down faster. If you raise your voice they will try to raise it louder than yours and before you know it you are in a screaming match. If you are in front of an audience and you are extremely nervous you can keep your cool by taking a few deep breaths and looking for a friendly face. Look for someone who is smiling, paying attention, and showing that they are interested in what you have to say. It only takes one person to make you feel like what you are saying is valuable and to give you the confidence boost to finish your presentation.