Article Category: Flashback Friday

8 Key Points for Perfect Presentation Practice (Flashback Friday #35)

On Fridays, we dip into the Six Minutes article archive in search of one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re reaching back to May 2010 to learn 8 key points to perfect your speech practice habits.

Today’s featured article is from a guest author, Hall of Fame speaker Marjorie Brody. It’s about a set of skills that are too often overlooked. Everyone wants to be a better speaker. Everyone wants to speak eloquently and persuade their audience to take action. Everyone craves the applause and standing ovations. But nobody wants to practice.

On Wednesday night, I was watching the US Open tennis match between Vasek Pospisil and Rafael Nadal. (Nadal is currently the top-ranked men’s player in the world.) The commentators were sharing stories of watching Nadal practice, saying how his intensity in practice was even higher than in matches. Nadal insists that his practice partners “battle test” him, running drills dozens of times to perfect every shot. Nadal understands that to be the best, you’ve got to practice the best. With Marjorie’s practical tips, you can do exactly that.

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