Speaking naturally requires practice – lots of practice

Writing is easier than speaking!

When you write, you can use a spell checker to correct your mistakes. When you speak – live – there is no way to “flub check” your mispronunciation. You can not recall a malaprop when you speak live.

You can pray that no one is recording your “YouTube” moment.

But, it is better that you “flub your lines” during you practice sessions. Plural.

I know this from personal experience. Over this past weekend, I have started to record a series of video lessons for this blog and my “Danny Rocks Excels” blog. Even after numerous practice sessions; rehearsing with a script; taping my practice sessions, I contined to stumble over key words.

Speaking is much more difficult than writing. Learning to speak so that your words flow naturally requires hours of practice. I know this. And, now, I have a keen appreciation of this topic!

I have written a few short articles on this subject. Click on the links below to access them.

News! My new DVD, “The 50 Best Tips for PowerPoint 2007” is available for purchase. Visit my online store for details.

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“It takes a lot of practice to become a natural speaker”

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