There are a few specific things I want to dive into. First is simulation - my Ted X event is at an elementary school, so I am expecting there will be unexpected distractions. So I am currently challenging myself with distractions, or intentionally trying to lose my train of thought so that I can refocus and get back on track.
Another thing is just putting in the time. There is only one way to learn this talk inside and out, which is to pound it into your skull. So, I am incorporating every opportunity i can to become a learning moment by gathering my coworkers to listen to it, playing a recording of it while I’m eating, and repeating difficult lines over and over again until they come easy. There is really no substitute for time when it comes to making something second nature.
And lastly, is patience. Progress is slow, and it could get discouraging when you want to see instant results. But, often times, the nature of improvement is it is imperceptible while it’s happening but on display when it’s time to execute. While progress has been slow and discouraging for me in this process, I’m at a place where I am confident with my delivery and script.
So, practice as much as you can in order to make thing better.