The best speeches I’ve done have been practiced 20-40 times. I usually practice just walking around my house, but I think I need to be more imaginative. So I started a list of ways and places to practice a speech.
Practice your pitch 25 times or more–
walking around your room,
in a high voice,
holding your turned off phone,
on a hike,
to your mom,
to your grandma,
to your kids,
in your sleep,
to your friends, saying, “what can I do to improve this?”
call your work number and leave it as a message,
call your cell and leave it as a message,
with a French accent,
or… any other accent.
Use your imagination… just practice!