‘Always learn from your mistakes,’ my dad would say, before adding: ‘unless they are expensive, in which case learn from someone else’s.’
If you are speaking or presenting, it can be valuable to watch someone else do it. Obviously if they are excellent, you can pick up an idea of ‘best practice’, but even if they are not, you can look on and think ‘Well, I won’t be doing THAT when it’s my turn.’
So here are some things to look out for when you’re in the audience – particularly if you’re the next person due up on stage.
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