Ep. 141 – Don’t Memorize…
“…but if I don’t memorize, how will I remember my speech?” That’s not an uncommon question, but here’s a more important one: Does memorizing really allow you deliver your best presentation? Today Darren and Mark talk about a better option…INTERNALIZING. Along with explaining the difference between memorizing and internalizing, they elaborate on three specific techniques for internalizing your meaningful message and delivering your unforgettable presentation.
- If you’re in your head, your emotions are dead
- Move your body while you rehearse; get the speech into your body
- Use conversational language, it’s easier to internalize
- Relive experiences rather than retell stories
- Record yourself in a mini recorder and rehearse along with it
- Rehearse along with an audio/video recording of your best performance
- Use STRUCTURE rather than a script to help you internalize
- Anchoring yourself to specific spots on stage aids internalization
- Be present; let go of the idea of perfection
- Let your slides be your guides
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I would always memorise, memorise and memorise and then realise after I’d given a speech, I’d missed a whole portion of my speech. I do what Patricia Fripp does and say my speech on the Cross Trainer or while working out and I internalise my speeches more effectively.