Never Practice in Front of The Mirror

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Public Speaking | 32 comments


Can you observe the speed of the train if you’re inside the train? To observe, you have to be outside. 

Can you observe the speed of the flight if you are inside the flight and to observe that speed, you have to be outside the flight. 

How To Step Outside The Process?

If you are a part of the process, we cannot observe the process. It’s very difficult. 

When you practice in front of a mirror, we are trying to do the same thing. 

We are in the process at the same time, we are trying to observe the process, which is not possible. It is very, very difficult. That’s why it’s very important there has to be someone else observing you. 

Mirror can’t give you feedback and most of the time that someone else is observing you from the outside is not available, maybe your friend, your colleagues, maybe someone else who can observe you. 

Device That Can Help You Evaluate Yourself

They are not available but there is something which is available most of the time and maybe that’s something that is in your hand right now, your mobile. 

Yes. Next time when you have a presentation, a talk or a speech instead of practicing in front of a mirror, practice in front of a camera, record your session. 

And then there are three ways you can observe your video recording. 

Evaluation # 1

First, mute it, just observe your body language. 55% your body language contributes towards effective communication, observe it. 

Evaluation # 2

Second, don’t look at it just listen to observe your vocal variety. 38%s vocal variety contributes towards effective communication and then observing everything together. 

Practice

And when you’re observing all of this, make notes, and next time, when you are doing a rehearsal again, breakfast session, again, try to implement these observations, which you have observed as an outsider. 

So for your next presentation, next speech, next talk, stop practicing in front of a mirror, stop practicing in front of the camera.

Hope you have liked this blog. If you have please share with your friends and families and with anyone who wants to become a leader in life, because if you want to become a leader, you have to separate yourself from the crowd, stand alone and speak. 

This is Praveen Wadalkar signing out until we meet again.

32 Comments

  1. Mayur Rathod

    It’s amazing blog.Your thought might be changed someone life.
    Write more and more…

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚ Yes, I will. Stay tuned!

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    • Roopashree

      Great insights

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  4. Prafullkumar Gangadharrao Kulkarni

    Very useful information…!

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  5. Kurukshetra Naik

    The post is really helpfull for me sir. I want to become a leader and I want myself separate from the crowd. Such a useful post which I never thought before.

    Thanks alot sir.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your appreciation. Means a lot πŸ™‚ All the best!

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  6. Aditya

    That’s good bro. Better than talking in front of mirrors

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  7. C.Raghava Rao

    Very good suggestion Mr.Praveen.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  8. PERIYASAMY.P

    Yeah,you said all absolutely correct hereafter i take practiae with myself to speak

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚ All the best!

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  9. Prabhat Kumar Sharma

    It’s really a good suggestion to inhance the enlish speaking.thanks a lots.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  10. TATHAGATA MUKHERJEE

    You are absolutely right sir.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  11. Champa Roy

    Very powerful motivation. …if you want to be a leader, stand alone. Thank you Sir.

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  12. Champa Roy

    Very powerful motivation. ..stand alone if u want to be a leader. Thank you Sir.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your views πŸ™‚

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  13. J. N. Bakshi

    Really its good to know that to check or correct ones accent, gestures etc while delivering a speech, one should observe oneself as an outsider. Wonderful!

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  14. Saroj Vasa

    Very true for a leader..
    u can always delete and improvise next recording..

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  15. Alam Mir

    Its like old wine in a new bottle.
    Beautifully crafted to imprint inside which definitely inspires me to follow and immerse into it.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  16. SUBRAMANIAN K

    You’re absolutely right Praveen.
    You have exactly captured the potential issues of practicing in front of the mirror and front camera. I felt that and didn’t know what to do.

    Thanks for sharing powerful tips and leading us in a right direcrion.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback πŸ™‚

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  17. MD Imran Siddiqi

    This blog gives courage and power .This blog is really impressive.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thank you for reading and appreciating πŸ™‚

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      • Ganeshan

        Hi Praveen Sir
        Your every video is inspiring and motivating me. I enrollt myself last month only and thinking why I couldn’t enrol earlier.

        To be an extraordinary one should be different from the crowd.

        Reply

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