I was bombarded with compliments after a recent presentation I gave at work where I had to break bad news to a Client.
“You’re such a natural.”
“You answered all the difficult questions with such ease.”
“You handled that situation so well.”
I’d spent 3 hours practising that presentation.
I’d rehearsed everything from the things I’d say when introducing myself, to the places I wanted to pause, to the seemingly “off the cuff” examples I planned to give and, very importantly, to the way I wanted to use my voice from start to finish.