Part of my process of continuous improvement in my stand-up comedy and other speaking is to record my sessions and listen to them back. Here are 5 things I listen for in the recording.
Get up on stage? No problem. Spotlight? Love it. Talk to people? Yes, please. Five minutes? Now I’m panicking. Here’s what I’ve learned about crafting a “tight five.”
Giving yourself permission to suck is the best thing you can do to build strength where you need it most. There is no greater freedom than the freedom to fail.
The impulse to react in anger is strong. It fuels us to action and feels productive. But it’s ineffective. To speak in a way that others can hear you requires power fueled by something else.