Practice Makes Perfect – Or Does it?
I’m a believer in learning through repetition and reinforcement. However, as we practice and rehearse our presentations we need to ask ourselves, “Am I practicing to improve or to reinforce bad habits?” The reality is that we are doing both.
You’re familiar with the expression, “Practice makes perfect.” No, not necessarily, but practice does make permanent.
Believe What Your Eyes Show You
Use video to evaluate your speaking. Get honest feedback from others. Identify what’s already working and reinforce what you do well naturally with technique. Armed with technique, you can consistently deliver a successful presentation – even under pressure.
For example, I’ve had to deliver keynote speeches at major conventions on the days after each of my parents died. Knowing the techniques that make speaking work, I never asked myself, “Do I feel like doing this?”
Even if you’re a reluctant speaker, when you study and practice speaking techniques, you can consistently deliver successful presentations.
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“I wanted a super bowl-quality coach, and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Her help in coaching and scripting was world-class. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places.”
– Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author
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More Advice to Perfect Your Presentations
Just a few more of the many complimentary resources on Fripp.com on speaking technique to perfect your presentations:
- Rock Star Communication: How to Inspire Action & Commitment
- Ten Pitfalls to Avoid in Public Speaking
- How to Rehearse for Your Talk
- How to Make Your Presentation “Stick” – Tell Authentic Stories
- Are You Speaking Too Quickly? Expert Advice
- Three Ways to Emotionally Connect with Your Audience
- Public Speaking – The Importance of The Pause
Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp works with individuals and companies who realize that powerful, persuasive presentation skills give them a competitive edge.