Being Present and Alert: What Does This Mean?

What are the advantages in our life of being present and alert? Why it is important to have these qualities in our life and what does it feel like. Often people say, it is not what you are doing that is important, it is what you are being.

Being awake and alert is something we take for granted as our natural state of consciousness.

There are many advantages to becoming conscious of this state of being, for a few minutes each day. Being conscious of that inner state of being, feeling the presence of the electromagnetic field of energy that permeates our physical body and forms the aura around the body, is very important.

By becoming aware and conscious of this field of energy, we set up feedback loops which help to increase its presence and strengthen the flow.

So what does it feel like to be present?

After reading this, try closing your eyes. Allow your awareness to settle, and relax. Look within yourself and, using your feelings, see if you can feel the energy flow within your body. See if you can feel or become aware of the presence of the aura around the body.

You may feel this in many different ways.

If you look deeply within yourself you may feel the inner bliss, the liveliness within the silence. If you smile you may feel the energies flow in a different way around the body and face. If you become conscious of your breathing, you may feel the life force coming in with each inbreath.

You may become conscious of the various flows of energy around your body: the flow which causes your lungs to expand and contract; the flow which pulses to create your heartbeat.

You may become aware that strong thoughts may cause a physical sensation or pulling in the flesh somewhere.

There are many ways to become self-aware. It is more the process of self-awareness that is important: the turning of consciousness back on itself to gain self-knowledge.

All things in the universe display intelligence, have orderliness within them. But it takes the human mind to turn this intelligence back on itself: by becoming self-aware, to convert this intelligence into intelligentness.

By becoming self-aware we become intelligent and can make choices. Also, it is only when we become aware of our gifts that we can start to use them.

If you get good at this process of self-awareness, you may start to become aware of the matrix that makes up your flesh and bones.

Become aware of the layers of energy and their energy fields at the level of the organs, cells, molecules and atoms of your body and their associated levels of awareness.

You may transcend matter altogether and become aware of the light body that interacts with the zero-point energy of space itself, which permeates all things.

You may realise that you are this space, the life force itself, and not the physical body at all. You are the eternal continuum of life, which is unmanifest and non-changing: the silent witness to all that happens in your life.

You may choose to take the awareness out of the physical body altogether and go astral travelling around the universe, flowing into and out of the various dimensions.

You may realise that you can look through the eyes of an insect on a wall in a far distant land and do remote viewing. You may choose to become conscious of what is in the next room and effectively just walk through the wall with your awareness.

When your awareness is within the quantum field of space, the zero-point energy or neutral energy, you have total freedom. This is a field of all possibilities and you are only limited by your own creativity and imagination. You have become aware of yourself and mastered yourself.

Presentations That Sell – Seven Fatal Flaws and How to Fix Them, Part 3

You are serious about sales and you want to be the poster child for saying it right–so you can repeat your successes and avoid the failures.

Here’s the problem. As technology becomes increasingly complex and every desk becomes a wireless hub, a printing press, a research library and a record archive, it is clear that machines are getting better and better at communicating with each other and people . . . are not.

We now have broader bandwidth, instant connections and wireless access–and nobody talks. We have telecommuting, teleconferencing and automated messaging–and nobody responds. Most PowerPoint presentations are better than Thorazine for putting an audience to sleep and most presenters are a pale imitation of R2D2 whose delivery style could be described as practically giddy by comparison.

It’s time to get real, time to put people back in business, to make person to person connections–the heart of the sales process. So what can you do to make your presentations come alive? Eliminate the third fatal flaw.

You deliver “professionally”.

Hands serenely at your sides or carefully clasped like a member of the choir, you begin with the tried and trite, “Hello. My name is (fill in the blank) from (fill in the blank). Thank you for inviting us to present our (fill in the blank). We’re very excited to be here today representing (fill in the blank) and we have a very exciting presentation to show you. But before I begin, I’d like to introduce my team. This is (fill in the blank) from (fill in the blank). This is (fill in the blank) from (fill in the blank).”

You may think you look professional when in fact, you simply look weird. You may think you sound like a pro when we all understand intuitively that professional speakers are warm, animated and engaging. And if you think anyone in your audience will remember a single name you have recited, you are sadly mistaken.

A brilliant presentation is one that feels to your listeners like a conversation among friends. When friends talk to each other, they look friendly. Real people move easily. They smile often. They tell stories to illustrate important points and they punctuate words with gestures and real, human expression.

If you are presenting “professionally” it’s time to free yourself to be yourself. Be real when you present and your audience will respond with real pleasure. They’ll have found a “friend in the business” which means they will like you. When they like you, you win–because we all know that people buy from people they like.

Public Speaking & Business Presentations – Feel and Share Your Passion For Self, Subject & Audience

Among the qualities great communicators personify, whether in public speaking or in business presentations, are passion, sincerity, confidence, humility and credibility. Your ability to effectively persuade an audience, will directly correspond with the level to which you personify these qualities.

Of course, great presentation skills require that you first are knowledgeable about your subject of discussion as well as articulate in your presentation of this subject.

To be a great public speaker, first inhabit and own knowledge and passion about yourself. I don’t mean this in a vain or narcissistic way, but in an organic, appreciative way. We are most taken and moved by people who truly know themselves, believe in themselves and have a passionate position about an important subject that they need to share with us.

But as a great public speaker or business presentations expert, your self-appreciation should be balanced with an even greater dose of humility and appreciation for others, your audience in particular.

Next, as a great public speaker, be passionate and knowledgeable about your message. Not just the subject of your message, but your personal perspective on your message. Audiences don’t want overly opinionated speakers, but they do want to hear your perspective, expertise and passion.

Once you begin your speech, your passion, focus and intent is on the audience and your need to reach and move them with your important message. This is the most important of public speaking and presentation skills. The ability to connect with your audience visually, intellectually and emotionally.

It’s important to reiterate that kind of self-knowledge and self-enthusiasm that you, as a great public speaker, want to personify is not the egotistic, self-centeredness we find in self-absorbed people. The effective public speaking pro wants humanistic self-awareness, as well as other-people awareness.

In public speaking and in business presentations, inhabit and express enthusiasm and joy to be alive and part of the interconnected whole of being in general, and a part of this group you speak with in particular. This includes an awareness and appreciation that the people you seek to motivate are an equal part of this greater beingness of humanity and that everyone benefits from your message.

In public speaking, business presentations or any other kind of presentation, your audience will buy your message based on emotion. We are all persuaded most by our feelings, not by our intellect.

You want to reach into people’s lives and minds, but most of all, their hearts and souls, and let them know that you understand their pain, their joy, their fear, their needs; that you too have been or are there or at least you understand and that you have knowledge, tools, information and inspiration that can support them in their mission to emerge victorious. You have the genuine concern, understanding and sympathy regarding their needs and life experience and you have tools that will fill the gap between where they are now and where they want to be in life.

To gain the confidence of your audience and their commitment to act on your message, you must inhabit passion (for your subject of discussion in particular), sincerity, confidence, humility and credibility.

Presentation skills can be learned. Few of us are born speakers. With commitment and practice, you can become a brilliant public speaker or presentation expert and rock your business and income.