I make a living helping people be more concise, compelling and persuasive communicators, so today's theme might seem a little contradictory, but it's very true. I can come in and teach people skills, and even show them the science behind why what I teach works, but that doesn't help them if they don't practice and repeatedly apply that knowledge to create good habits.
Developing a valuable ability requires the student to rinse and repeat to change knowledge into skill. Your brain is a muscle, and "muscle-memory" enables you to lock in skills so you don't have to think about them, and can improve them and layer new skills on top. Steph Curry doesn't think about shooting, but the tens of thousands of hours where he's taken knowledge to create skill from what he's learned are all buried in his amazingly consistent jump shot. Anyone who is great has two skills. One; they are open to learn from other's successes and failures, and two; they've practiced until their skills have been ingrained into them.
#communication #presenting #training #storytelling #personaldevelopment #publicspeaking
Robert is a speaker coach, actor, director, author, speaker, executive and overall marketing guy. He writes about all aspects of presenting and connecting with audiences.