To Memorize or Not? The Best Approach for Your Presentation

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Ready. Fire. Aim.

So you have written a script ey? Great! But…

That urge you have to memorize every single word perfectly… kill it!

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Why?

Well, here’s the thing: nobody wants to sound like a robot and lose their authenticity. People have a killer BS meter. They’ll see right through you if you’re just up there flexing your memory without offering real value. They can tell when you’re not on that stage to genuinely help them improve their lives. They want real talk, real passion, real value.

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”

The version of you that successfully memorizes the whole script and delivers it word for word is the version of you that is just making an annoying noise in front of group people that now like you less.

The version they want to see, the one you need to be, is your Best Version of Self (B.V.O.S). That’s where the real magic happens.

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Now we aint bashing writing scripts. You just need to be smart about it. Here are our suggestions for you to do instead of memorizing the whole bloody thing:

  1. Distill your script into highlighted points.
  2. Divide your talk into two parts: lines and links. The lines are the elements that you want to deliver perfectly, while the links are the words and passages that will connect one line to the next.

In the world where there is so much automation, people are crying out for authenticity! So for humanity’s sake, BE REAL. That’s where genuine connection is made. Action usually follows suit.