When you hear someone like Jocko Willink or Tai Lopez speak on stage, they sound totally natural. But that’s usually because they
got their speech down cold.
Another great example of this is top comedians like Jimmy Carr or Louis CK. They always look like they rolled on stage and started rattling off hilarious jokes.
The reality is, they’ve tested their words, pauses, intonation, hand movements and more. They hone their act in small clubs until it’s ready for Netflix.
A mentor of mine once told me something I’ll never forget:
If you sound rehearsed,
then you didn’t rehearse enough.
It isn’t easy to be natural and authentic when you have a crowd of people watching you. You get self-conscious. But if you put in the practice and get feedback, the right words will flow when it’s time.