Tennis is one of my favourite games and I’ve been playing it for longer than I care to remember.
I’ve recently been playing against someone 20 years younger than me, is much fitter and faster, and hits the ball much harder.
And yet we’re always evenly matched and have a great game.
So what’s my secret ingredient?
Firstly, I’m reasonably fit and fast around the court. But my real hidden tool is the consistency that comes from years of experience, all those hours of hitting a ball against a wall, imagining myself as Virginia Wade or Billy Jean King before my opponent was even born.
Somewhere in the mix of winning shots and less errors I manage to hold my own.
Are there some parallels here you could draw in your business?
How does your experience keep you afloat among competition that’s fresher, bolder and seemingly brighter? Never underestimate the value of experience.
Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.
She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.