Practice is essential
“The rehearsal is the place to take risks and to find out how far you can go. You must consider it is the safest place for you to push yourself and make a fool of yourself. Practice and prepare for the rehearsal before you arrive. Don’t come to the rehearsal and start doing your homework.”
-Michael Hurst, Actor Lord of The Rings
A rehearsal is the place to experiment. It’s the creative process: a time to take risks. A rehearsal is an opportunity to try out ideas, test yourself and seek feedback. A satisfactory rehearsal gives you a sense of confidence and makes you feel positive about your up- coming speech or presentation. For many, the rehearsal is a new concept especially when it comes to business pitches or presentations. But every speech deserves a rehearsal even if it’s a simple five-minute presentation because it is a reflection on you. If you are careless and ambivalent you will be unmemorable.
It’s important to rehearse until you get it right. No cutting corners, no tricks, no winging it on the day. Even the most experienced and high profile presenters rehearse. Here are some tips I’ve developed that will help you run a great rehearsal and ultimately a great presentation.
TIPS ON running a great rehearsal
A rehearsal is the place to experiment. It’s the creative process: a time to take risks.