Winging it - not okay

Speak Schmeak

I hear people say about their presentations, "I just wing it," or "I never practice." They say, "When I wing it, I do okay. I don't need to practice it." Which means organizing, preparing, and practicing.

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Buffalo Wild Wings and Its Parent Inspire Brands - How Will They Navigate This "Starbucks" Type Crisis?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last Monday, a former African-American employee - Gary Lovelace - filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings and its parent company Inspire Brands. The complaint also claims discrimination in employment practices and a hostile work environment. 

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“The Secret” to Effective Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

No practice, no training camp, no warm ups, nothing – straight from the off season to the new season – out of shape, out of sync, and looking a lot like a middle school kick ball team. There is a reason why the most talented athletes with the most natural ability still practice constantly during the season. Practice and preparation are the “big secrets” of effective public speaking. The President does not “wing” the State of the Union address.

5 tips from speakers on getting past practice to great delivery

The Eloquent Woman

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I always recommend practice, and lots of it. But for many speakers, moving from practice to a seemingly effortless delivery is the biggest leap of all. That evening, I practiced more with a few TEDMED attendee friends.

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Write Like You Speak - Listen to Yourself!

Speak and Deliver

Write it, then wing it. Transcription Write Your Speech Practice Speech Writing Write Like You Speak Winging It Wing Your SpeechSo glad we're in the computer age. Source: Library of Congress Last week, I encouraged all of you to Write Your Speech.

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Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice

Executive Speech Coach

Monday, April 12, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice Power Presentations Tip 32: Smart Practice Rehearse your presentation Practice doesnt make you perfect. Smart practice makes you better but never perfect. Smart Practice Condense your presentation into keywords that help you remember your points. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.

Practical tips to help you deliver more effective presentations.

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, February 13, 2011 Practical tips to help you deliver more effective presentations with less stress Power Presentations Tips Vol 1 - on Kindle Business presentations that inform, inspire and persuade Power Presentation Tips offer you practical insights to be a more effective presenter so you can prepare and deliver successful business presentations in less time and with less stress. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker.

Power Presentations Tip 35: Do Not Think on Your Feet

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 35: Do Not Think on Your Feet Do not think on your feet Thinking on your feet is the same as winging it. They mightve believed that they could wing it. If your presentation is important why would you wing it? Practice delivering your responses in a natural and believable manner. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.

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Public Speaker: Do Not Think on Your Feet

Executive Speech Coach

Presenters who try to wing it often fail, and fail miserably. Trying to deliver your presentation by thinking on your feet is an attempt to wing it. Winging anything is like spinning the roulette wheel and hoping for the best. Like any skill set you get there with study, practice and training. They practiced and they worked with a performance coach. When you try to wing it you leave too much to chance. Are you a pro or are you a novice hoping to wing it?

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Letters I wish I had written

Speak Schmeak

There is nothing inspiring about winging it. If you paid $50 to see a show, would you want to see the actors and musicians winging it? All good speakers practice more than you think.

2011 179

Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Here are just a dozen: Practice – Malala knew that for this one moment in time, the eyes and ears of the world would be focused on her. She was not “winging it.” There is no question that Malala had practiced the speech countless times.

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The one habit you have to change to be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

To have a marketable skill when changing jobs or starting a business There are a lot of reasons that a person would want to improve their speaking skills, which mostly tend to boil down to: Money Reputation Confidence But you'll never reach these goals or reap the benefits without practice.

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Why be okay when you can be great?

Speak Schmeak

But as a regular speaker, he felt confident about his ability to wing it. It was clear to me that he was winging it, but maybe not to anyone else! She didn't practice 3. It's never okay to wing it just because you think you can get away with it.

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Letters I wish I had written

Speak Schmeak

There is nothing inspiring about winging it. If you paid $50 to see a show, would you want to see the actors and musicians winging it? All good speakers practice more than you think.

2011 130

How to prepare for your Q&A session

Speaking about Presenting

As introverts we’re great at planning what we want to say ahead of time, winging it – not so much. Practice Out Loud. I practiced answering each question over and over again. As I practiced articulating my answers I often came up with improvements to my original. In 2001, I was a candidate for the Green Party in New Zealand. I spent a ton of time preparing for the “Meet the Candidate” meetings.

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? Remember that the next time a presentation is coming up and the urge to just “wing it” and focus on other things arises. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Of course not – and you shouldn’t!

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Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Although he passed away in 322 BC, Demosthenes is relevant to 21 st century orators because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Passed two or three months in an underground cave, practicing his oratory. While I would never advocate living in a cave or practicing with pebbles in your mouth to improve oratorical skill, there are modern equivalents of Demosthenes’ methods that everyone can use to improve.

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The one habit you have to change to be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

To have a marketable skill when changing jobs or starting a business There are a lot of reasons that a person would want to improve their speaking skills, which mostly tend to boil down to: Money Reputation Confidence But you'll never reach these goals or reap the benefits without practice.

2011 165

Why be okay when you can be great?

Speak Schmeak

But as a regular speaker, he felt confident about his ability to wing it. It was clear to me that he was winging it, but maybe not to anyone else! She didn't practice 3. It's never okay to wing it just because you think you can get away with it.

2010 141

Public Speaking Can Cause Physical Harm

Matt Eventoff

Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? Remember that the next time a presentation is coming up and the urge to just “wing it&# and focus on other things arises. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Of course not – and you shouldn’t!

2011 166

Public Speaking and Marco Rubio: The Senate May Have A New “Speaker”

Matt Eventoff

Preparation – It was clear that Rubio was not “winging it&# while he was up there. Last evening, there were well over 100 combined victory and concession speeches. One stood out among all of them.

2010 151

Green Room Speakers: Adapting to the Audience

Green Room Speakers

He worked hard to prepare and practice a meaningful and powerful message. Another said, "I dont know if you worked on this a lot or just winged it , but it meant a lot to me."

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Rate Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

They are usually familiar with their subject matter but rarely practice. They like to wing it. Many even believe that their “practice” happens while they are giving their presentation. Level 4 speakers know that preparation and practice are the keys to high performance.

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Why didn't I say that?

Speak Schmeak

Practice several times so you know how much time the presentation takes and so you are sure that you're covering all the points you want to make. Do you ever get to the end of a presentation and start kicking yourself because you didn't say things you wanted to say?

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Independence Day in the United States is always a good excuse to practice your delivery skills with a familiar text. Practice, practice, practice: I was pleased to see that Ragan.com published my article this week on 7 crucial advantages to not ''winging it'' as a speaker.

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How much effort are you prepared to put into your passion?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

In my final year, I would probably practice about 2-3 hours a day, and I was a far better pianist then than I am now. that nobody is great without work…There’s no evidence of high-level performance without experience or practice.&#. Tiger Woods.

2009 151

I did everything wrong

Speak Schmeak

in Education, and my ongoing study and practice of the subject of public speaking are what I base my training and coaching on, and I consider myself an expert and an authority. Third mistake: Not giving myself time to practice. I'm a veteran speaker and trainer.

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My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

The Eloquent Woman

Mindfulness meditation : It takes time to develop a practice of meditation, but it's the best fix for nervousness I know, and easy to do anywhere, even right before you go on stage. Well-worn and tried and true, these five fixes are tactics I turn to again and again when I'm coaching speakers.

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Who deserves your best?

Speak Schmeak

Do you wing it on a regular basis, thinking your audience won't notice? Do you convince yourself that you don't need to put a lot of preparation or practice into your talk, because it's "just coworkers" or "just my church?" I have a problem.

2008 141

Titles a bore? Not any more!

Speak Schmeak

In the documentary "I Am Comic," Ritch Shydner is waiting in the wings to start his set at a comedy club. It will change the way you think and give you practical tools to start capturing your audience's attention before you even walk in the door. (I I'm currently reading POP!

2010 184

Emotion in Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

Don't wing it. Practice, practice, practice. If you practice enough so that you cement your remarks, then you can devote all your energy to managing the emotional response.

2011 164

Famous Speech Friday: Stav Shaffir and "What is a Zionist?"

The Eloquent Woman

Shaffir uses repetition to describe the people she says are getting rich as a result of right-wing budgets; the people who are losing out in Israeli society as a consequence; and how this contrast defines what she calls a true Zionist. to speak about the right wing.

2015 93

How to make your panel more fun

Speak Schmeak

The presenters haven't practiced. The presenters haven't practiced together. The moderator is winging it. Asking for audience participation is always good practice in a presentation, and it's good practice on a panel as well.

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Rate Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

They are usually familiar with their subject matter but rarely practice. They like to wing it. Many even believe that their “practice” happens while they are giving their presentation. These speakers take the time to practice and are generally more prepared than most, but unusual situations cause them to revisit earlier bouts of nerves and agitation. Level 4 speakers know that preparation and practice are the keys to high performance.

2013 118

5 speakers share what writing a script did for their talks

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you memorize it and fly without a text in front of you, or cling to the script, writing out your remarks is an important exercise, worth trying if you normally wing it from your slides. Then I started practicing it out loud."

2015 89

Why didn't I say that?

Speak Schmeak

Practice several times so you know how much time the presentation takes and so you are sure that you're covering all the points you want to make. Do you ever get to the end of a presentation and start kicking yourself because you didn't say things you wanted to say?

2011 141

5 Ways to Deliver Someone Else’s Deck Successfully

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The first rule of success is don’t wing it.    That’s so important that I’ll repeat it:  never, ever wing it.   It’s bad enough when you wing your own presentation, but don’t even think about taking someone else’s content and trusting to luck.    Practice the transitions.

2012 73

7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Not practicing your delivery ahead of time: Most people know better than to wing it in front of a large, high-stakes crowd, but there are plenty out there who think they have enough experience to stand up and speak with very little rehearsal. The best speakers practice out loud at least three times before every presentation they give. The more you practice, the easier this becomes.

2015 118

Get plenty of sleep before your presentation

Speak Schmeak

When I'm at the final stage of preparation, practicing my presentation, I like to take a day off in between practices to let the content and chronology settle into my brain and embed itself into my memory.

2008 130

How to Assess Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

They are usually familiar with their subject matter but rarely prepare or practice. They like to wing it. Many even believe that their “practice” happens while they are giving their presentation. These speakers take the time to practice and are generally more prepared than most, but unusual situations cause them to revisit earlier bouts of nerves and agitation. These confident speakers know from experience that preparation and practice are the keys to high performance.

2011 187

Interview with Stephen Hopson: Author and Motivational Speaker

The Speaker Point

The only person I remember is someone who I wrote about in my book, and that’s my fifth grade teacher who reached out to me and took me under her wing. My speech has become even more articulate due to my experience practicing Transcendental Meditation. Practice, practice, practice, and make the investment in a website.

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How to get the most from a Toastmasters Club

The Speaker Point

I winged it for 5-7 minutes and did just fine. Both have exercises you can practice on your own time. Related Articles: 3 Easy Ways to Calm the Nerves before a Presentation Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking 3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time Filed Under: Featured , Preparation , Reviews Tagged With: calming nerves , fear of public speaking , filler words , toastmasters blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter!

2011 116

Impromptu Speaking

Executive Speech Coach

Don't wing it. The better you know and practice the techniques the more it looks like talent. Always be prepared to deliver an impromptu presentation. Sometimes you might be asked to deliver comments or a presentation without advance notice. You might be tempted to think on your feet.

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