Web resource on delivery

The blog at Fripp & Associates has an excerpt from the book 11 Deadly Presentation Sins by Rob Biesenbach. The excerpt covers the question “why rehearse?”, exploding the notion that rehearsing makes a speaker sound “too scripted” or “inauthentic.”

Students were often surprised to hear that one of my college friends, who has delivered weekly sermons for nearly 20 years, still practices before every sermon. Or that I would practice the story several times that I would tell during the storytelling activity.

This would be a great resource to share with students skeptical about the need to rehearse once their preparation is finished, and includes examples like actors to back up the point. He concludes that rehearsal equals freedom.

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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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