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kind of now that you're an alumni what

kind of practice protocol

are you using or how have you kind of

use this the information from this the

group to kind of continue your practice

or you've been program to continue your

practice so basically whenever I have a

presentation either official or personal

like going to a conference I try I try

to prepare at home and then one speak

but then you know and I'm in the middle

of the speech some of my flow of thought

will be more faster and I will screw up

the speed then I then even reflect I say

you know I am either fast or slow so my

whole learning goes for a toss you know

when I start speaking again just takes

practice right the more you do it the

more you do you're in those situations

and you keep the pace slower

and you practice keeping the pace slower

the more you'll get comfortable and that

will become your new norm of how you

operate but even just even in our

conversation right now

there you've kind of jumped into this

fast slow kind of me and I do notice the

faster that you go the more the sounds

kind of meshed together instead the

slower pace there's more precision and

deliberateness to the pronunciation and

so and the slower pace definitely helps

the rhythm stay more consistent in that

up-and-down pace okay so what kind of

what kind of presentations are you doing

what situations are you in word you have

presentations yeah yeah mostly on the

business proposal so basically when you

have some idea you have to influence or

people buy a budget or for you know like

how do I get more traction and you know

you just noticed I am using you know you

know too many times and I'm I'm unable

to get it or that maybe my flow is

proper and that's why I'm filling it up

with you know you know I see that as a

non-word I'm using all the time yeah

yeah and that is something I actually

recommend to overcome that record

yourself speaking yeah record yourself

frequently and be deliberate about the

pace that you're using and the filler

words so as you are just everyday kind

of say okay I'm going to do just a 2 or

minutes recording I'm going to talk

about my day what happened I mean it can

be on anything anytime but when you're

recording yourself it almost it feels

almost like you're on the spot with a

presentation it's as close as you can

get I think being on spots um while

you're still alone okay okay boarding

yourself because it's like what's that

record you know once you push play on

your phone or whatever recorder you're

using um then then you start then you're

kind of like it kicks you into this okay

I better I better do this right um so

pace and filler words be aware as you

are recording yourself and it will make

a big difference you're not going to

want to record yourself Abby says I

agree recording makes me feel nervous

it's true it does bring on those similar

nerves to presenting so if you're really

wanting to get into that presenting mode

and overcome some of these these

challenges that's what I would recommend

and once I wonder in your suggestion so

then when they present the big critical

presentation would you would you

recommend me to rehearse that means I

write my script and read memorize

because when I read I am more not like

I'm more slow but when I speak without

reading I am the kind of

we both have was slow so what would be

your recommendation yeah I it depends on

the person in the situation I think

sometimes it's not very practical to

write it word-for-word and memorize

because of just time constraint okay so

I I myself like to get more into the

habit of having an outline recording

myself speaking to the outline and

saying it not word for word but just

practicing more of that free-flowing

speech based on my outline and getting

more comfortable in that mode so that

you're ready for the presentation and

can kind of be flexible because once you

kind of memorize something yeah thrown

off then you get kind of flustered

because you're like okay where was i how

can i how can I get back to where I was

it's like pulling with the flow of how

the presentation needs to go and feeling

the audience and things like that so I

feel like if you can get into a good

habit of practicing beforehand by

recording yourself with an outline and

being conscious of am i using filler

words am i going at the right pace and

have that be front of mind as you're

practicing with that recording then when

you go into the presentation you'll be

much more able to go with the flow and

to and to be able to use those skills

that you want to use like slowing down

and not using as many filler words I

understand thank you absolutely good

questions okay yeah go ahead and try

that and then come back and let us know

how it goes okay sure David thank you

thank you all right let's see


all right we are going to need to this

to end here um let me just kind of

review the the chat here

yeah yeah Abby's kind of saying if you

memorize your script and you're thrown

off really becomes a you know problem

it's happened to me before yeah I've

felt the same way you kind of get

flustered if you don't stay on script in

most situations and I feel like the the

skill of being able to speak clearly

without it being a script is a very

strong skill to have and a strong skill

to practice because then you can be in

any situation and feel that confidence

in that clarity in conversation or

you're asked you know randomly to get up

in front of people and say something it

really does help the situation okay all

right thank you so much for coming

everyone and we will see you next time

okay and keep practicing keep working

stay consistent and we'll see you next


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