Apr
23

Speaker’s Practice Schedule

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Professional athletes practice every day. So do professional musicians, actors, singers, guitar players, jugglers, magicians, etc. But what about professional speakers? The top speakers practice every day, but many middle of the road speakers don’t. New and emerging speakers spend more time worrying about marketing themselves than they do on building world-class speaking skills. Many speakers grossly overrate their platform skills and end up confounded when they can’t get booked. Watch this short video (3-minutes) that I taped in the Guitar Room at the Bona Allen Mansion. I’ll forward to your comments.

 

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  1. David says:

    Agreed. Without regular practice you can not excel at anything. An important rule to remember.

  2. fiZ says:

    Great share Steve. Yes practice everyday. It is also important to “create” everyday. You and I should speak about creating a “Signature Song”. Let’s chat soon and share some…

    peace.luv.music.
    -fiZ

  3. Pat says:

    So this is a question from a total novice – so how do you practice? Do you take notes from a previous speech and give it to nobody again?

  4. Joe Colosimo says:

    Right on the money! Thanks Steve.

  5. What has been the best way or ways to do so? Practicing your intro for and hour a day, one liners? Or multiple read throughs from start to finish?

  6. steve says:

    Gary, I follow the Bill Gove vignette system, so I’m able to practice each vignette from my catalog when I’m not on tour. Its the system most pro speakers use.

  7. steve says:

    Thanks, Joe!

  8. steve says:

    Pat, you practice the vignettes from your catalog, the same way that a singer rehearses his/her songs.

  9. steve says:

    Thanks, Fiz! I only play for fun. Its been a great hobby for many years.

  10. steve says:

    Thanks for your comment, David.

  11. Frank Adamo says:

    I’ve been saying this for the last few years.

    It seems that speaking is the only profession in which many do not practice. Maybe because we were born with the ability to speak while other talents are learned, though the ability to speak certainly doesn’t guarantee success in speaking.as a profession.

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