Hitler's 10,000 Hours to Great Speaking.

Hitler was charismatic, evil incarnate, but charismatic and a tremendous speaker. How did he get so good? Because he put in the work. He gave hundreds of speeches over many years to become a masterful speaker. It's an odd fact, and so enlightening.

For over 20 years as a speech and media coach I have been telling my clients,  that they need to give as many speeches as possible to become a great speaker. If you are aware of the Gladwell’s 10,000 hours theory from his book, "Outliers" you know that Gladwell says that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. The psychologists found a direct statistical relationship between hours of practice and achievement. No gifted people No shortcuts. No naturals. Hitler was charismatic, but he was a tremendous speaker because he put in the work. Odd fact, and so enlightening.

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.