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I agree with that but get pushback from analytical types who say people don’t need heart, they need information. You say that “leaders who rely on ad-libbing and improvisation risk looking unprepared and stilted”. And that leaders need to practice to look spontaneous.

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Prepare and practice. I was curious though, as an experienced speaker, when you were first starting out how many times would you practice your presentation before your speaking engagement? Practice in front of a webcam? They used to do a practice called table topics where you would learn to speak on the fly about any object, subject or situation that was presented to you. Your Information (Name and email address are required.

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