In this day and age it seems like everybody is looking for the quick fix without any effort. Whether it’s making money, getting fit, loosing weight or becoming a celebrity. Andit seems to me that this obsession for instant success is supported and encouraged by adverts for all sorts of products both online and offline which claim to help you achieve success in your chosen field without doing anything!
I find the same think with aspiring presenters. They want to go on a 1 day course or even just read a book and then start earning big money as a presenter or speaker. It’s time for a reality check – nobody gets to be a great speaker without lots and lots and lots of practice!
So, if you are not prepared to put in the hours, set more realistic expectations.
But if you are prepared to practice then the sky’s the limit. Jack Nicklaus, one of the worlds greatest golfers said “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” I agree. I have been speaking in public since I was around 14years old and I still actively seek opportunities to practice.