When our friend Michael Aun won the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking he had rehearsed his speech to family, friends and his dog,
Author Rick Houcek has given more than 690 live, paid speeches and workshops worldwide. He’s never walked on stage without rehearsing in his hotel room, in the cab, in the empty auditorium the day before. He walks the stage, checks lines of sight from every seat, practices projecting his voice to the back row.
Is he nervous? Never. He’s juiced.
Actors trudge through weeks of rehearsals. They don’t read the script once and wing it. They rehearse relentlessly.
Singers and dancers do, the same.
Professional athletes hold 5 full days of live practices before games.
The U.S. military special forces are the best in the world due to endless, rigorous, daily training they endure to be ready.
Top salespeople script their pitch, then practice at home, in their cars, in waiting rooms before entering a prospect’s office.
Olympic athletes train for 4 years to be ready for their one moment of glory in some events lasting only a few seconds.
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