You would think preparing for my speech is simple, but this 15 minute talk has a little bit of my speech and a little bit of Jill’s speech…and did I mention there aren’t any slides!
I know you can relate. What do I do with my left hand? I have been working on my speech for about a month. In that time, I am adding, subtracting and having my wife clarify some situations. Now, I am ready to make my PDF file, and continue reading.
You know what? I haven’t started recording myself yet; I just cringe thinking about how I will sound. But, I have to do it, if I want to sound natural to the crowd. If you remember, I practiced this speech for 8 months before delivering it for the first time!
Time Will Tell
OK, I just recorded a few segments…and I was …terrible! I glad I have another 3 months to perfect my talk…and to position my hands better! Imagine if the audiences loved what I had to say and wanted more of my time? And imagine what it would be like to change my speech each time? I could only do 2-4 speeches per year! The audience would show up and be happy to hear me speak, but they wouldn’t know of the troubles I had preparing for my talk.
I won’t tell them!