Why Public Speaking Practice is Essential

Anyone who has plenty of public speaking experience will tell you that practice makes perfect; that you will become a better speaker with more public speaking practice. That’s certainly true for every speaker and every type of speech. So, that’s the good news. Because if you want to give a speech like this Labour conference speech in Manchester, then you need to practise.

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Public Speaking Practice For Perfect Results

It’s also true that whenever you start a public speaking assignment you want practice. Therefore, you should aim to practise your speech to the full.

No matter how experienced you are, you mustn’t compromise. Because practice is essential. Since, when you practise your speech you:

  • Rehearse the flow and timing of the points you make in your speech.
  • Edit your material as you practise its flow. You take the chance to edit out any awkward words or phrases, simplifying longer sentences as you go. You might extend this as far as some autocue practice.
  • Familiarise yourself with your material. Most of us simply do not have the time to learn a speech. But when you become familiar with its flow, rhythm and structure you will be better practised. Unfortunately speaker practice didn't help this Farsi speech in New York. But perhaps some technical preparation would have helped.

All of this practice takes time and effort of course. Is that the bad news? Not really. It’s a bore when you are short of time to do it properly. But, if you’ve had the opportunity to plan everything to do with your speech…then you’ve probably had time to plan some practice before the big event. It does take time but the results are always worth the effort.

But practice really does make perfect when it comes to speaking in public. Even the most experienced of speakers will practise each of their speeches for good reason. Because there are always certain words or phrases that are "designed" to trip you. Certainly, that’s why the Prime Minister always wanted to snatch some speech practice.

A PresentPerfectTM public speaking training course will give you more insight into how you can get going with public speaking practice and rehearsal tips. So, when you are ready to give your public speaking skills a real boost, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

“Practice is nine-tenths.”

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