Practice, practice, practice, the benefits are ongoing . . .

Eindhoven was the city where many graduates of the McGuire Programme in the BeNeLux Region have started their journeys with the McGuire technique. We continue to hold courses in Eindhoven as it holds a special meaning to so many, and only last month we held another McGuire Programme course in Eindhoven in with 4 brave new students and over 35 returning members.

McGuire Programme course from March 2018 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Photo taken just after our public speaking event and during our street contacts. Great to witness huge improvements in the new students and the returning graduates

McGuire Programme course from March 2018 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Photo taken just after our public speaking event and during our street contacts. Great to witness huge improvements in the new students and the returning graduates

Practice, practice, practice, the benefits are ongoing . . . 

You may be wondering why people return to our courses? Well, it’s all part and parcel of how the programme operates and functions. During the first course we learn the basics of the McGuire techniques. Each new student is treated like an absolute beginner and is basically starting to speak from scratch. During our courses we practice the new speaking techniques over and over until we know how to use them and use them properly. And there is one thing that is true for all of us, whatever it is we are trying to accomplish or achieve: the nature of our practice matters.

Do you choose to practice what you are good at, or do you focus on the bits you haven’t yet mastered? This can be the difference between the competent, and the brilliant (and often humble).

It is easy to become lazy in your work, self-improvement, or creative projects, believing that you can do things well enough and to stop learning. It’s nice to do well and to feel like a success. But we can forget that each point of success are roots beneath a new platform from which to grow taller, learn more, and master the previously unattainable i.e. control of our speech. Practice time is our opportunity to take things to the limits of our current ability. It is our time and it must be regular. We can often make the mistake of believing we don’t need to practice, but returning on courses reinforces our practice mindset, gets us ready by applying the rehearsal mindset (doing what you know you can already do) and bring it all to the real world.

Stimulating deliberate practice will improve your performance!

Get practicing with us in Den Haag, 22.-25.08.2018 and improve your speaking performance.

Contact Emmet O’Connell via email: emmet.oconnell@mcguireprogramme.com or phone +49 (0)176 83 4050 26