This week’s tip: Hydrate
The common wisdom we encounter on the web, from well-meaning relatives, from health fans, etc., is that we should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Or maybe not. It’s become surprisingly controversial.
Presenters should probably drink more. It’s easy to become dehydrated while speaking, especially, if you’ll be speaking for a while. Speaking and projecting means exhaling more moisture than standard conversation. It’s important to replace that moisture by staying hydrated.
- Water: How much should you drink every day?
- 6 Reasons to Drink Water
- Water: Do You Need 8 Glasses a Day? (Infographic)
- 6 Unusual Signs of Dehydration
- No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day
- 12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day
Post Tip Discussion
The Goal for the Podcast
Communication skills are more important than ever, and there are a lot of aspects to that — spelling, grammar, email etiquette, small talk, introductions, and public speaking. My goal is to help you become a more effective public speaker.
I often say, “Don’t get best, get better.” It’s great if you want to become the best speaker ever, and that is a tough standard. It requires a tremendous amount of work, time, and practice. And it requires that others don’t become better than you.
Instead, I want to help you get a better. Just focus on being a little better every day. That’s how you improve and become more effective. Just get better every day. The tips I introduce each week, and the deeper discussion that follows, will help you do that.
Each episode will begin with a 2 minute practical tip that can make you more effective. I won’t do an pre-roll ads, and you won’t have to wait for a long intro to pass. If you have only 2 minutes a week, you’ll get value from the podcast.
After the tip, I’ll include an introduction and then a 15-20 minute discussion that may include interviews, conceptual discussions, book reviews, or other discussions relevant to public speakers.
Who am I?
I’m Bill Monroe, a professional speaker and trainer with more than 15 years’ experience teaching folks to be more effective in the their jobs. My background as a speaker goes back even further.
When it comes to public speaking, I believe (among other things) in these five principles.
- Anyone can do better.
- Genuine passion matters.
- Logic alone will not win.
- Your audience wants you to succeed.
- Preparation matters.
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Have a great day.