Improve Your Speaking

Improve Your Speaking

Thinking… What’s the most important thing you can
do in the next 10 days to improve your speaking? and for this Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book
3 years ago: “Outliers” “Los que Sobresalen” [in Spanish] What does it take to achieve World-Class?
What does it take to be truly Excellent? As a musician?
As a sportsman?
As a speaker? and he looked at multiple different cases Is it talent? do Irish people just have this inmate
knack that they can be great public speakers? and people from Chile will
never get there the answer is “No”. What is it that leads to excellence? in programming? and the answer:
10,000 hours of practice. No matter where you start from,
no matter how talented a kid was in school it’s the kid that practices
8 hours a day that’s now playing as a soloist with the
top orchestras of the world Leo Messi wasn’t born with a
better right knee and a better left foot than anyone else in the world. It’s what he chose to do
every day after school
every weekend that means he is where he is today. The most important Commitment
you can make to yourself …you can listen to all of this and
if you don’t do this it’s a waste so, as you are considering that
€6,000 that you’ve mentally paid and you are thinking
“how do i get a Return on Investment?” Every laptop comes with a webcam I want each of you to decide that
you’re gonna spend 3 minutes every day for the next 10 days. You can call them workdays
so you don’t have to do it at the weekend. for 3 minutes every day Start a little program that records and explain a product…
explain your CV…
explain your vision… explain what is a good life… One speech that i get my students in
IESE to do towards the end “A Value You Would Share with a Child
as the Basis of A Good Life” So, Day 10 that’s your challenge… 3 minutes your answer to what value would you share with a child as the
basis for a good life. So, nothing I can do here is going to
turn you into a great speaker. No amount of watching YouTube videos of
Bill Clinton is going to turn you into Bill Clinton No amount of reading is going to
turn you into a writer only by speaking…
that you turn into a speaker but there are people who
are fifty five years old they’ve been in more than 10,000
hour’s worth of meetings and they’re crap at meetings the 23-year-old who
started yesterday is better at making meetings
run effectively so it’s not just about 10,000 hours… it’s about
deciding that it’s important
deciding you can get better and the video allows you the feedback
that you can watch and see Here, there was… a pottery class in the United States Ceramics. Making pots. and the teacher took half of the class and she said at the end of this term your grade will be given on the
weight of pots that you create here is a weighing scales at the end of the class whoever’s total production of pots
weighs the most will get the highest grade to the other half of the class she said you’ll be evaluated on your
one most finished piece of pottery the group that were told
“sheer weight” what was their way of carrying on everyday
they produced 5,6,7 pots they tried random experiments they tried weird things
they try different ideas but their hands were on clay
from the first moment the group that we’re told that they would be
evaluated on the most finished pot they read… they thought…
they talked about concepts
they talked about philosophical ideas they read more… then went to galleries to look at
other people’s pots and the first time they touched clay was about 3 days before the
end of the class all of the best pots were made by the group that focused on weight. So, your way of being in the pottery
group that was measured on weight is get the webcam going every day if you do it for 10 days you’ll get
a lot better if you keep it going… 3 minutes doesn’t get you a very
quickly to 10,000 hours 10,000 hours…
8 hours a day is 5 years 4 hours a day 10 years
2 hours a day 20 years but… we will all still be alive
20 years from now even 30 years from now Imagine. if you set a target of really practicing
trying… trial… and the greatest musicians when
you listen to them practice: it’s horrible when I play piano
I play the pieces I know the greatest musicians when they’re
practicing are trying things they don’t already know. They are trying experiments,
they are trying random things So with the webcam don’t just
give your perfect speech, try random things because no one else has to see it.
It can be deleted rather quickly but just be careful that no one gets to
your PC while you’ve got all the silly ones left on the desktop so the first Answer is… This is a waste of time if you don’t
decide to dedicate 3 minutes for the next 10 days To put into practice,
to experiment with some of the ideas

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  1. I am talking all time and write a lot. Practice is necessary, but most of all are new ideas. You can talk perfectly, but if you don't have ideas, you bore the audience to death.

    This is really wonderful advise you gave. This advise is so helpful and useful for us.
    Thank you so much for your entire speech it is great!!
    Balaji – Sydney – Australia

  3. Mr Neill why 3 minutes only? Is there a reason behind that timeframe? Love your videos sir great work!

  4. I agree! Recording your speaking and watching yourself is the best way to improve your presenting skills. I think it's because when you give yourself feedback, you've got to listen. That's why I have students bring to class their charged smartphones, so I can record them on their phones when they give their presentations. I know that they will go home, look through their apps and photos, and ask themselves, "Am I going to delete this, ignore it, or am I going to watch myself." Those who decide to watch it are headed on their way to becoming great speakers. What do you think?

  5. I started practicing after watching this video with my laptop webcam & finding the way to improve on speaking skills .Thanks sir

  6. wow, i swear that this vid is the best/most helpful vid i have seen in long while Thanks great job man!!

  7. english is my first language im just really fucking awkward and suffer from a chronic stutter (im even irish, thanks video!)

  8. lets get something straight here Mr Neill, Leo Messi WAS born with a superior leg, foot and entire being.

  9. I'm going to do it! thanks for your advice and video. watching you gives me the confidence I need that I can do anything I truly practice enough.

  10. Very nice sir my English is too weak but in my language i have applied your method i have passed the interview and now I'm having a good job in my field safety .

  11. Conor Neill is my baby, i love him the most. I dream about him all the time and he makes me smile. You would think I was a young teenager experiencing my first crush, but its a lie, I am 23 and I have had multiple serious relationships, but they always fall short because everything comes right back to Conor my SugarNeill. I just LOVE him so much. OMG why does my heart hurt so much, I just need him next to me for the rest of my life. I refuse to live another day without the thought of knowing he will be without me. I NEED TO PROTECT HIM AND HOLD HIM. Guy thumbs up if you're also crazy about PewDiePie xx LUV U

  12. Very powerful video Conor!…Your comment on recording oneself for three minutes every day…Ideas started flowing through my mind. Excellent stuff!

  13. Hello Sir, Big Fan. Can i use this video and translate into another language (Hindi) and upload in my voice on my channel ? I see the "Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)" in the license. Thanks

  14. Hi everybody here in the comment section! I wonder if anybody here tried to do this recording thing. I would like to know how did it help you. Any experience?

  15. Thanks Neill for a such good trick to improve speaking.Its a great advice and idea to start with improve speaking.I watched so many video and tried different approaches to improve speaking. But it is one of the great video i have ever seen till now.

  16. "The way that you get to be a good speaker is to practice a lot". That took him 6:29 to communicate. I don't usually flame but I see no other content here.

  17. Not even close> There are currently seven and half billion people alive today and the Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived. This means that we are nowhere near close to having more alive than dead. In fact, there are 15 dead people for every person living. We surpassed seven billion dead way back between 8000BC and AD1.

  18. I am Muslim I think what you said is right because kids or person who put in 8 hour a day is more likely to learn l listened to speech that was given by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Australia how he used put more time than his friends and he became champion of his sport

  19. the 10.000 hour concept is a nice idea for the masses to work their asses of. even the original scientists of the 10.000 study say it is wrongly interpreted by Malcolm.

  20. Messi is the wrong example here. Better use Ronaldo next time. It is confirmed by colleagues of Messi that Messi is more of a natural Talent while Ronaldo is the working bee.

  21. How long did it take you to not say 'umm' or 'uhhh' when pausing/thinking and such? Very hard habit to break, I don't think I heard you use any of those in the entire video. Great stuff!

  22. The quote that more solar energy hits the earth in 2 minutes than we use in a year is incorrect. The fact is that the total energy hitting the earth is about 0.02% of the energy we use in a year, and that is about 1.7 hours, maybe that is how the 2 minute mistake started. See "This theoretical potential represents more energy striking the earth’s surface in one and a half hours (480 EJ) than worldwide energy consumption in the year 2001 from all sources combined (430 EJ)"

  23. You have 100 followers but your viewing so many people watched that and mean as people to know how correctly speaking in your life, listen this you will give many skills and experience that be a great in a conversation!

  24. Inspiring, let me start my 10000 hours journey. I have started a youtube channel with this goal in my mind. 🙂


  26. hmmm, population figures actually not true. But great presentation!

  27. Just did a 15-minute video on education! Tomorrow will be electoral reform, Saturday will be climate, then Sunday the minimum wage, then Monday is dedicated to states rights, Tuesday is the national debt, Wednesday will be the student debt crisis (cause, and solution), next Thursday will be abortion, next Friday is for different schools of economic thought (Command, Socialism, Keynesian, Austrian, Supply-Side) and why I favor Keynesian economics (this one I might stretch out to 30-minutes which is why it is for Friday), Saturday is the case for legal marijuana, Sunday for lobbying reform, Monday will be separation of powers (why we should have it, why we do not have it, and how we can get it back), Tuesday will be eminent domain, and Wednesday will be US involvement in foreign wars and the draft.

    Then I'm gonna go back and redo each one (these are all topics I will talk about a lot in my career) and I am gonna do another cycle every two weeks, and I hope I get and better versed in each topic, and just an overall more comfortable speaker.

  28. "despite a quadrupling of the population in the past century, the number of people alive today is still dwarfed by the number of people who have ever lived. " Source

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