10 Reflection Statements (Part 1)

Wisdom comes from reflection, which makes you dive within. Therefore, you’re not supposed to simply read the statements below. Instead, reflect on them. I suggest contacting 1 or 2 other speakers to discuss all 10 statements and commenting on the statements on this blog. These are statements I use often when coaching speakers and the more you reflect on them, the better speaker you will become. This is Part 1 of 4 as I have a total of 35 reflection statements. However, you get 10 now because I can’t violate statement #7 can I? Do the work; it will pay off!

  1. You can’t affect if they don’t reflect
  2. Don’t restate your story. Relive it and invite your audience into your re-living room
  3. When you lift yourself up, you let your audience down
  4. What’s loose is lost (hint: this is about content)
  5. Speak to one but look to all
  6. Promise something at the beginning that makes them stay until the end
  7. Too many speakers try to get across too much information in too little time
  8. Don’t add humor; uncover it
  9. What gets recorded gets rewarded
  10. Perfection sucks

Craig Valentine

As a motivational speaker I've been fortunate to have spoken in over 20 countries, and back in 1999 Toastmasters International awarded me the World Champion of Public Speaking.

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