This post was originally posted on Medium.com
In his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell discussed the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming you needed to practice a specific task for 10,000 hours to become an expert in it. At the start of 2013 one of my personal goals was to get better at public speaking. To make a dent in that 10,000 hours I set myself the head spinning goal of speaking 20 times in 2013. After recently speaking at the Content Marketing show I achieved that goal. Here are some of the things I learned about speaking over the course of the last 10 months.