Diamonds are only produced under pressure. We all were given a pure gem when Amanda Gorman recited her amazing poem at Biden’s Inauguration. Not only were the words powerful and inspirational, but her presentational style was mesmerizing. And she did this all on the world stage
Being on stage can be frightening. Everyone gets the nerves and that can ruin your presentation. To make you rise to the occasion, you need a secret weapon: A mantra you recite before your presentation to get you into the best mindset. Here is Amanda Gorman’s mantra that she recites before reading her poems: “I am the daughter of Black writers, who are descended from Freedom Fighters, who broke the chains who changed the world.
Amanda’s mantra works for her because it has meaning to her. You need to find one that inspires you to rise to the occasion and climb any hill.
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