Never Memorise your Presentation

Brain with lots of neural connections

Most people who worry about public speaking over rehearse and try and memorise every word.  It sounds like a great plan but the problem arises when you forget just one single word.

The human brain is set up to act on cues.  If you memorise your presentation word for word then each word becomes a cue for the next.  If you forget one word then the cue disappears and you risk drying up.

By all means write your speech out in full and memorise some key phrases.  Focus on memorising the ideas in your presentation and how they connect to each other.

Know your structure, know your subject, know your ideas and the words will form themselves.


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