Much of the work that goes into presentation skill training has to do with very basic techniques – volume, eye contact, posture, smiling, enunciation, etc. These techniques are so basic that one client, a lawyer, questioned whether he should spend time working on them because he thought he had command of these things whenever he spoke.
But then, after he saw himself on video tape, he realized he didn’t do any of them. In fact, he scowled and mumbled. His only eye contact was with the ceiling.
“Watching myself on tape changed my presentation style dramatically. It was amazing.”
You’ll become a better, more powerful speaker fast when your training includes video taping every exercise.