Quick Tip - Record Your Voice

🚀 It's a great way to rehearse for interviews and talks - Issue #142

A few months ago, a company in Silicon Valley invited me to give a talk. I moved away from the Bay Area about four years ago, and I now live about a three-hour drive away.

I decided to use the trip to rehearse my talk. But, I obviously didn’t want to have the distraction of printed speaker notes. It’s not a good idea to read and drive, even if you own a Tesla (which I do not).

So, I recorded audio of myself rehearsing while I had the notes handy as a reference. I practiced the way I would present standing on stage, emphasizing some statements, adding a dramatic pause, etc.

While I was driving, I played the audio on my iPhone through my car stereo. It worked like a charm! I played a segment, paused the recording, and practiced my delivery over and over again. Then, I would move on to the next section.

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