Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way…
– Paul Arden – International Best Selling Writer
Many a times, many people think themselves to death when they think about public speaking. They shudder when they think about what other people might think of them on stag. They cringe and cry, paralyzed by over analyzing the situation. Then they give up – running away is always easier.
So much for learning a skill!
Unfortunately, public speaking is not a skill to be learned that way. It requires consistent practice – lots of time for reflecting and refinement to get better. It follows the Law of Large Numbers – the more you try, the closer you get to your realizing your true abilities. In fact, you may never really stumble upon your real, initial abilities – for with proper guidance and practice, your potential and abilities move up.
Unfortunately, many people turn about and run away even before attempting again, and that is a pity.
So set a resolution for this coming new year. Resolve to take up and polish up your speaking and communication skills. Resolve to improve it with every additional step along the way!