The WORST advice for practicing a presentation?
Many of us have had well meaning teachers in our lives who have told us early on to practice our presentations in front of a mirror.
It stands to reason that looking at a mirror forces you to focus on yourself. Why not though, focus on what your audience cares about – THEMSELVES!
Audience-centric communicators are better communicators.
So instead, why not grab that device in front of you and tape yourself. Then, play it back and amend as needed. Repeat, refine, redo.