Don’t Wing It

I have heard people say, when it comes to an upcoming speaking opportunity, that they will ‘wing it’ or that they like to ‘wing it’ because then it will come out natural. Two things are wrong with this kind of thinking: That being prepared and even having a script prevents you being natural, and That this natural winging will be a good experience for the audience. Even if you only have 30 seconds to speak, which might be the case at a networking event, the more prepared you are… the more natural you can be. I recently made the mistake