Practice till you do it well, not till you understand how to do it well:

In presenting, learning takes place in the body.  This is something I know and you know it, too.  But in preparing for a presentation, it’s easy to stop at “Ah, I got it, I understand what I need to do…” I’m on a little bit of a tear about rehearsing right now, so here goes nothing…That’s not enough. I’ve said this before a million times in coaching sessions and I’ll say it again here: Just because you understand what you have to do to be a good water-skier, doesn’t mean you can get dragged behind a boat at 20 mph …

Who do I root for?

I want to root for something or someone. If you don’t help me know who or what to root for, I’m lost. You know that feeling in the beginning of a bad movie where you’re stuck asking “wait, who’s she? oh she doesn’t matter? wait, what’s this movie about?” If you don’t know what its about, it’s a bad movie. And I’m not strictly talking topic. I want someone to win, or find ways to overcome challenges, to see the struggle and be invested in the outcome. So when I ask you “What’s your presentation about?” Don’t answer with, “It’s …