I am planning for my last speech of the year.
You know that I practice for a few weeks before giving EVERY speech. Last Friday, I was absolutely amazing; I has the audience (me) in tears! I hit every slide, I paused in the right places; I really was fantastic.
Today, I thought “why do I need to practice again? I given this same speech over 500 times. Maybe I should stop. I know, I will just give it one last time.”
So I did….and I was horrible. It was as if I was giving the speech for the first time. I would say a few sentences, but then would be stuck to fine my place. It was a real wake up call for me. I really do have to practice this speech!
It was so humbling to realize that I put EVERYTHING into speaking; I just don’t wing it. So, it is back to practicing!