The Second Makes the First Better
|January 15, 2014||Filled under Acting Lesson, Attitude, Confidence, Possibility, Public Speaking||
I just scheduled another Powerful Profitable Presentations workshop. I did it as much for me as for you (my audience).
For you…Well, that’s pretty obvious: This gives you another date/time to attend the workshop.
For me…How’s that? As an actor, I learned that when I auditioned frequently I did better. Of course, it gave me more experience (always a good thing); but more importantly it took the pressure off each individual audition. The same applies to public speaking
When I know I have another opportunity to deliver a presentation or workshop (or audition), I can relax and enjoy it. It becomes a learning opportunity–part of my process. What doesn’t work this time, I can learn from and fix for the next time. The pressure to get it “just right” or be perfect or land the role (or client or close the deal) is relieved because this is not the one and only shot I get. Removing this pressure allows me to get out of my own way–to relax and have fun. That makes the presentation (or audition) better every time!
Whenever possible, plan to give your presentations more than once. It will make even the first one much better.