What does practice make?

If you’re like most people, your automatic response to that question will likely be ‘perfect’, but actually that’s not the case.

Many years ago when I was playing badminton (Leinster Squad, but I don’t like to brag) one of our coaches said something that has stuck with me ever since. He said ‘Practice does NOT make perfect, it makes permanent’. His theory was that if you practice ‘wrong’ or practice doing something wrong, you’re never going to get it perfect, you’re just going to make that wrong thing permanent, like a bad habit.

This is the case with many communication skills issues, and negatively impacts on many people who give a speech, do a presentation or attend an interview. In short, they have practiced wrong, and instead of having their skills perfectly honed for the big event, they have simply made bad habits permanent.

Learn how to practice right through visualisation and make that good habits permanent, then maybe you’ll be a little closer to ‘perfect’ on the day.

Call today on 085 1056699 or get all the details for the next course HERE

Testimonials from the Last Make That Speech Course

Here’s some of the feedback from the Make That Speech Course in January 2015

M. Prendergast:

I would say I found the course extremely useful! I got up and spoke in front of 4 other people in a room and I was actually able to speak without having a panic attack. To me that’s an achievement!

I’m not just saying this to make you feel good, but I was actually very impressed and I found that you had a genuine interest in helping the people on the course and this in turn was giving you a certain lift. I would be interested in attending you’re next course if there was about 9 or 10 in the class. In the meantime I’ll continue to listen to you’re hypnosis.

Quite simply, it’s the best €100 I’ve spent in a long time!

Sarah Dunne, Customer Central:

Ryan is engaging, warm and honest! The course has really increased my awareness of NLP and given me the tools to present with confidence. Looking forward to putting it all to good use. Would recommend for anyone who has to stand up and present in any situation

S. Bradley:

“I did the Makethatspeech.com course and I found it hugely helpful. I picked up tips for better communication and body language but also I learned of bad habits I had developed that were giving out the wrong signals. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who has to give a presentation or speech and needs a little help perfecting their skills.”

A. O’Beirne:

I found my day at the Make that Speech course extremely helpful. I was given some useful tools to not only equip myself to speak in public confidently but to go about my day to day life the same way.  Ryan gave an exceptional service and checked in throughout the day with us to make sure we were getting the most out of the course. I look at public speaking in a completely different way now and I am looking forward to pursuing it more in future.

Ryan’s Groom’s Speech

This is my Groom’s Speech from my wedding last year.

I thought I would share it with you guys. It’s not perfect, there’s room for improvement (isn’t there always) but it shows you what I look and sound like when I feel relaxed, comfortable and confident. This is my delivery style, it’s not the delivery style. We can help you find your style, but take a moment to close your eyes and ask yourself what do you look like when you are relaxed, comfortable and confident?? If you’ve never been relaxed, comfortable and confident, what do you want to look like?