16 Public Speaking Declarations, Affirmations and Incantations
There are both positive and negative types of affirmations. I’m sure many of us can remember as a child being told by a teacher, parent or coach that we didn’t have the ability to do something, or we were too fat, clumsy, etc. These unresourceful statements can stay with us in the conscious or unconscious mind, and we then reinforce them throughout our lives.
We say incantations to ourselves all the time. Powerful positive ones will always overpower and eliminate negative self-defeating ones.
Declarations are something you say that is a statement that you believe to be true. When you make a declaration about something it’s like you put your stake in the ground and there is no turning back.
Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you to change your mood, state of mind and manifest the change you desire in your life.
Incantations are what we say over and over again until they become a part of our unconscious mind. When that happens then it is a part of us and our unconscious mind will automatically accept them and do everything in its power to help you achieve them.
If an unresourceful belief is deeply rooted in our unconscious mind then it has the ability to override a positive affirmation even if we aren’t aware of it. This is why for many people affirmations and incantations don’t seem to work, as their afflicted thought patterns are so strong that it knocks out the effect of the positive statement. So how can we add more muscle to an affirmation and incantation so that it has the power to triumph over our negative thinking? Here are some suggestions on how to make them work for you.
Four Steps to Make Affirmations and Incantations More Effective & Powerful
Step 1: Write out an affirmation on the positive aspect of your self-judgment. You may want to use a thesaurus to find more powerful words to beef up your statement. For example instead of saying, “I’m worthy,” you could say, “I’m remarkable and cherished.” After you have written your affirmation, ask a close friend or a coach to read it to see if they have any suggestions to make it stronger.
Step 2: Turn your affirmation into incantations. Speak the affirmation out loud for about five minutes, three times a day — morning, mid day and evening. An ideal time to do this is when you’re putting on your make up or shaving, so that you can look at yourself in the mirror as you repeat the positive statement. Another option that helps to reinforce the new belief and would be easy to do at work is to write out the affirmation several times in a notebook. Notice over time as you write it if your style of writing changes. This could be a clue as to how your mind embraces the new concept.
Step 3: Anchor the affirmation in your body as you are repeating it by doing something powerfully physical. Do the Super Hero power pose (see photo). Jumping jacks, pushups or if you can go for a walk or even a run.
Step 4: Get a friend or coach to repeat your affirmation to you. As they are saying for example, “you are remarkable and cherished” identify this statement as nurturing messages. If you don’t have someone who you feel comfortable asking then use your reflection in the mirror as the person who is reinforcing the healthy message.
My gift to my fellow speakers
Below you will find 16 powerful declarations that you can easily turn into your own affirmations and even incantations. These are the exact ones that I use for myself.
- Speaking is fun!
- Speaking is about service!
- I am a Master Networker!
- Speaking is about leading!
- I am a Powerful presenter!
- People love to give me money!
- Speaking is about connection!
- I am the #1 Expert in my field!
- My intention is to embrace speaking!
- I have important Knowledge to share!
- I give amazing value whenever I speak!
- I am a Confident, Charismatic speaker!
- Speak honestly with integrity and compassion!
- People love to buy my products and/or services!
- I earn a fortune powerfully speaking my passion!
- Speaking is about moving people to take an action!
“I give myself the green light to go ahead, and to joyously embrace the new.” —LOUISE HAY