• User AvatarMiriam McKenzie
  • 10 Jul, 2022
  • 1 Min Read

What’s your pain threshold?

When I was pregnant with son number 1, I developed carpal tunnel. Fairly common when you are pregnant apparently. Another time it can flair up is during menopause, it just gets better and better doesn’t it, women? Unfortunately, the pain complications that come with this condition have been a constant ever since. Sometimes, it’s pretty bad, sometimes I don’t notice it. Until recently, it has become so bad I’ve actually seen a doctor. It’s only taken 18 years but the pain and annoyance factor has made it too much that something has to be done.

If you use the 1-10 pain threshold — 1 being “it’s nothing, 10 being right, something has to change”, where are you at with all things speech and communication? When we think about our pain threshold in terms of how we feel in scenarios where we have to speak to large groups, present at work, have challenging conversations and so on, it’s common to experience feeling shy, ignored, talked over, or not finding the right words at the right time — the list goes on and on.

There are many reasons why we all feel things and tolerate things differently. In terms of speech and communication, it can come from a situation you endured a long way back, or it could be that something may have happened recently to jam the brakes on our ability to express ourselves to either 1, 2, 10 or even 100 people.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. On Thursday 14th July at 5.30pm, I am running a free webinar talking about all things talking. Maybe it’s anxiety or fear of judgment that makes your delivery hard to understand, whatever it is, I’m here to help you to fix it.

Follow the link to sign up for the Say It Clearly Webinar and let me help you.

Have a great week and remember “always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them” — Andy Rooney.

Nga mihi, Miriam