Will a 5 Minute Per Day “Mirror Exercise” Ever Build Speaking Confidence?

I am an Australian native English speaker living in Colombia for about two years now.
I work for a local University as an assessor of English teachers across 33 primary schools. On a Government Project in the Colombian coffee region. Responsible for assessing teacher's level of English and teaching their students.
I made all kinds of excuses for the class that my Spanish was not perfect.
I was not speaking perfect Spanish, and the truth behind it is I was that I knew a lot more than what I gave myself credit.

They were not a problem. I was.
SO I took a look in the mirror.

I decided that I was going to confront this head-on because I knew that I could speak Spanish. I had a lot of knowledge over the two years.
So I would give up and sell myself short and would fear judgment when speaking publicly.
So what did I do about it?

I found a hack that helped me and shifted the whole game. I'm going to share it with you because it's essential to make this a habit daily to practice.
So here is what I call the “The Morning Mirror Hack”:

Step 1: First thing in the morning, stand in front of the mirror.
Step 2: Hold eye contact with yourself, and you talk to yourself as if a normal conversation in the language you are learning.
Step 3: Practice "Self-Talk" to build confidence in expressing the language for only 5 mins per day.
Remember, learning a language is a mindset game, and it's about being confident in your mindset. People are like a mirror, and if you practice self-talk in front of a mirror, you will be able to manage this situation.
Don't hide from the mirror.
Don't be shy, stand up, and pretend you're in front of that mirror whenever you speak in public or front of anybody new. In a short time, you will notice how the perception of you changes.
The idea is you feeling more comfortable with you. You're going to need fewer skills with the language when you’re confidence makes that shift and still be understood.
So simple.
Write down several descriptions of how you usually feel while speaking. Then think about English grammar expression, and how you think about your confidence?
Write down some notes, and when you finish the 5 mins practice each day, see if you can act as if you're addressing those areas in front of the mirror.
Try this for a week to start. Notice that there will be a significant change within a week.
You will be aware of how small you were thinking about it. You now know you can change fast, your confidence in how others perceive you, and how you see you.
Assert Awareness when doing this.
Hey look, not everyone wants to speak with people who don't speak their native language. It doesn't always happen.
So, I'm going to remind you of a basic distinction for feeling more confident in conversations here's what you do.
Remind yourself of that every morning, when you do this exercise.
"Fail Faster."
Failure is a privilege. Helps you learn faster, would you learn faster then if you hide and try to look good all the time? No, of course not!
In parting, don't care what people think, care what you think, embrace failure.
If you have any questions, contact me for further help.

Kent.
January 24, 2020
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+++I Help English Learners Master The Real-World Conversations++++ Learning a new language can be hard, and finding the right English mentor can be just as hard. +++About Me+++ Everyone has a story, and I would love to hear yours! Please send me a direct message with questions you might have to start this conversation today! I grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to London, the United Kingdom. I worked in the corporate technology world for many years. I started my own technology company and relocated to South America after this. Here is where my interest in learning languages began. I soon learned Spanish and currently Portuguese. Each lesson is a discussion based on real topics. Ranging from current events through to the relevant business context you prefer. I am excited to learn more about you! +++I Help English Learners Master Real-World Conversations, In Order For Them To Achieve The Following++++ -Freedom to speak about anything. -Improve conversation flow and speak naturally. -Lose the feeling awkward or ashamed when speaking. -Practical conversation skills with a native English Speaker. -Making better word decisions. -Get better job opportunities and explore the world. -Learn to deal with different English accents. -Preparation for interviews. -Expressing yourself with minimal processing speed. -Speaking with clarity. -Presenting technical problems and opinions. -Accent development. -Developing learning habits. -Accountability. -Constructive feedback. +++I agreed with Nelson Mandela when he said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."+++ This desire to seek out change and influence others is why I became a teacher. I received my Bachelor in Business Management in 2019. My focus in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2019. I am studying a Masters of Data Science at (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia). In my free time, I teach Business English in Colombia at UTP (University of Technology Pereira). I also ran my own Technology company and worked in Technology Consulting for ten years. I teach students from University to Executive level. +++My Lessons & Teaching Style+++ I am a specialist in English teacher with a technology and business background. An experienced teacher who will create lessons designed to meet your outcomes. In the first lesson, we will get to know each other. Assess your language level and work together to develop short-term and long-term goals. We will engage in conversation and content-focused activities. Intended to relate to your learning outcomes and help you improve your English. I can increase your vocabulary, comprehension, and general English skills. Using content-specific knowledge from working experience. The previous students have commented on past learning experiences with me. They are stating that they became excited to learn from an expert that motivates them to learn! I look forward to working with you in the same way, as well! +Book-In A Free Initial Consultation.
Flag
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Australia
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Speaks:
English
Native
,
Spanish
B2
,
Portuguese
A1
,
German
A1
+++I Help English Learners Master The Real-World Conversations++++ Learning a new language can be hard, and finding the right English mentor can be just as hard. +++About Me+++ Everyone has a story, and I would love to hear yours! Please send me a direct message with questions you might have to start this conversation today! I grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to London, the United Kingdom. I worked in the corporate technology world for many years. I started my own technology company and relocated to South America after this. Here is where my interest in learning languages began. I soon learned Spanish and currently Portuguese. Each lesson is a discussion based on real topics. Ranging from current events through to the relevant business context you prefer. I am excited to learn more about you! +++I Help English Learners Master Real-World Conversations, In Order For Them To Achieve The Following++++ -Freedom to speak about anything. -Improve conversation flow and speak naturally. -Lose the feeling awkward or ashamed when speaking. -Practical conversation skills with a native English Speaker. -Making better word decisions. -Get better job opportunities and explore the world. -Learn to deal with different English accents. -Preparation for interviews. -Expressing yourself with minimal processing speed. -Speaking with clarity. -Presenting technical problems and opinions. -Accent development. -Developing learning habits. -Accountability. -Constructive feedback. +++I agreed with Nelson Mandela when he said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."+++ This desire to seek out change and influence others is why I became a teacher. I received my Bachelor in Business Management in 2019. My focus in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2019. I am studying a Masters of Data Science at (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia). In my free time, I teach Business English in Colombia at UTP (University of Technology Pereira). I also ran my own Technology company and worked in Technology Consulting for ten years. I teach students from University to Executive level. +++My Lessons & Teaching Style+++ I am a specialist in English teacher with a technology and business background. An experienced teacher who will create lessons designed to meet your outcomes. In the first lesson, we will get to know each other. Assess your language level and work together to develop short-term and long-term goals. We will engage in conversation and content-focused activities. Intended to relate to your learning outcomes and help you improve your English. I can increase your vocabulary, comprehension, and general English skills. Using content-specific knowledge from working experience. The previous students have commented on past learning experiences with me. They are stating that they became excited to learn from an expert that motivates them to learn! I look forward to working with you in the same way, as well! +Book-In A Free Initial Consultation.
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