Break out of your shell and make an omelet

By on January 26, 2016

When we are anxious as presenters, we grow eggshells around us. Invisible eggshells. And we live inside them, a little scrunched up, worried about what’s outside those dangerously thin walls.

At these times, remember these words:

“Omelets are not made without breaking eggs.”
–Robespierre

“You CAN make an omelet without breaking eggs. It’s just a really bad omelet.”
–Steven Colbert

So go ahead–make an omelet. Break the eggshell.

Stand up straight: your head will pop out and everyone will see your face and pay attention. Expand your gestures: your articulate body will speak more clearly.

Project your voice: your shell will shatter, and people will hear what you say.

Step out of your shell and into a larger, more vulnerable you. And then keep an eye out for the new shell that will slowly but surely assemble itself around you.

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