THE MORE YOU SPEAK IN PUBLIC, THE MORE THE ACTUAL STRUCTURE OF THE BRAIN CHANGES.
IF YOU SPEAK A LOT IN PUBLIC, LANGUAGE AREAS OF THE BRAIN BECOME MORE DEVELOPED.
– Dr. Pacale Michelon
PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS
🏀 To quote the great poet and philosopher Allan Iverson: “We talking about practice!”
Why It Matters: It isn’t rocket science: we improve on what we work on. If you want a more apt quotation, how about from Dr. Pacale Michelon, who said (in the context of improving our communication), “We all get better at what we do if we do it repeatedly.”
⏰ You don’t have time. I get it. Why would you invest time into practicing your communication skills when you have more important priorities on your plate?
So, today’s Mic Check is three QUICK tools to help you develop a habit of practicing your communication skills.
Mic Check: Three Efficient Ways to Practice Speaking
😰 1. Use Your Stress For Success. This activity is one I run in all of my communication workshops. You take a random topic and speak about it without stopping for one minute. The high stress will show how you react to stressful situations in a no-stakes environment. Also, it’s free. 🤑
📹 To see the video describing this activity, click here.
🤖 2. Improve With AI. Want to level up that impromptu activity? Use Yoodli. It has games and other drills you can do while giving you a direct statistical analysis of your communication efficacy. It’s VERY revealing. Also, it’s free. 🤑
🎤 3. Take The Mic. Want direct feedback from a human? How about with this human who has over 25 years of coaching speakers? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mic Check,” and I will give you instructions as to how to record a video so that I can I give you direct feedback.
And yep, this is free as well. 🤑
Keep speaking up your story,
ENCORE: MORE TO EXPLORE
KNOW YOUR WHY
Too often, we look for shortcuts, hacks, secrets, and tips to find our confidence. However, understanding our own motivation and confidence comes with a lot more responsibility than that! The Enneagram is a tool I often use in my work to help us evaluate how we think, feel, and act, and how we can change our motivation to achieve our goals!
THEN THERE WAS THE TIME I STARTED PRACTICING IN PUBLIC
You have heard the expression fail forward, right? Well, I subscribe to the expression fail forward publically. Learn how I started to break out of my shell and use my rehearsals and social media presence (both tasks I often resist) to my advantage and create a way to help spread my message and refine it!