I like this item from my friend Barbara Rocha’s blog so much, that I asked her if I could feature it in mine. You can enjoy her blog here: http://gettingoveryourself.wordpress.com/
5 Reasons people look at you at the gym
It’s so easy to think everyone is paying attention to us, especially when we’re giving a speech. But what about at the gym? Yes, even there. But is that what they’re really doing?
These are the 5 reasons people look at you at the gym, and the first four are the most likely.
1. They’re staring into space in your direction and don’t even see you.
2. They’re really looking in the mirror at themselves.
3. They’re checking out the exercise you’re doing to see if it’s something they ought to add to their workout.
4. They’re wondering when you’ll be through with that machine.
And a very distant 5. They’re actually interested in you. In which case, make the most of it. (And even there, they’re thinking about themselves.)
So, whether you’re giving a speech or working out, it’ll be much easier once you figure out the audience is more interested in themselves than they are in you. Make the most of it. And set yourself free.
Yours in getting over yourself,
P.S. If you liked this, you’ll also like Barb’s book, Getting Over Yourself – A Guide to Painless Public Speaking . . . and More, which you can purchase directly from her: http://gettingoveryourself.com/publications/index.htm