How long should you practice your speech?
February 14, 2012
Activist and writer Conor Grennan says he learned how to be a good public speaker from renowned healthcare industry keynoter Ford Koles, who shared his own approach.
“I practice. I practice like crazy—alone, with others, whatever I can do. And you know when I know I’ve practiced enough?” he asked.
I shook my head.
“I look out the window, at that park down there, and I ask myself, would I literally rather go outside and dig ditches than say this speech again?” he paused. “That’s how I know I’m pretty close to being ready.”