The 7 pillars of self-aware public speaking

January 24, 2018 | Presentations, Verbal communication
Tasha Eurich

We are all on the ultimate search to get to know ourselves. Along the way, we have resources to help up identity qualities and personality traits that match our unique self, writes Stephanie Fulton on the Ethos 3/Empowering Presenters website. Personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Predictive Index can help people gather a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. Presenters should be more self-aware since they spend their days in front of others, Fulton says. While many people may think they understand self-awareness, one writer discovered the contrary.

Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich wrote the best-selling book Insight: Why We’re not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life. In an interview she says, “One of the things that I learned in the four years of researching self-awareness is that almost no one is as self-aware as they think they are. Part of it is that we have blind spots and live in a society that’s making us less and less self-aware.” Eurich, principal of The Eurich Group, identifies seven pillars that self-aware people possess. In an article published on Ethos 3, Fulton details Eurich’s seven pillars and how to apply them to public speaking career. Click here to read the article in its entirety.

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