Dec 27, 2016
This week's tip: Hydrate
The common wisdom we encounter on the web, from well-meaning
relatives, from health fans, etc., is that we should
drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Or maybe not. It's
become surprisingly controversial. Presenters should probably drink
more. It's easy to become dehydrated while speaking, especially, if
you'll be speaking for a while. Speaking and projecting means
exhaling more moisture than standard conversation. It's important
to replace that moisture by staying hydrated.
Post Tip Discussion
The Goal for the Podcast
Communication skills are more important than ever, and there
are a lot of aspects to that -- spelling, grammar, email etiquette,
small talk, introductions, and public speaking. My goal is to help
you become a more effective public speaker. I often say,
"Don't get best, get better." It's great if you want to become the
best speaker ever, and that is a tough standard. It requires a
tremendous amount of work, time, and practice. And it requires that
others don't become better than you. Instead, I want to help
you get a better. Just focus on being a little better every day.
That's how you improve and become more effective. Just get better
every day. The tips I introduce each week, and the deeper
discussion that follows, will help you do that.
Each episode will begin with a 2 minute practical tip that
can make you more effective. I won't do an pre-roll ads, and you
won't have to wait for a long intro to pass. If you have only 2
minutes a week, you'll get value from the podcast. After the
tip, I'll include an introduction and then a 15-20 minute
discussion that may include interviews, conceptual discussions,
book reviews, or other discussions relevant to public speakers.
Who am I?
I'm Bill Monroe, a professional speaker and trainer
with more than 15 years' experience teaching folks to be more
effective in the their jobs. My background as a speaker goes back
even further. When it comes to public speaking, I believe
(among other things) in these five principles.
- Anyone can do better.
- Genuine passion matters.
- Logic alone will not win.
- Your audience wants you to succeed.
- Preparation matters.
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