College of Public Speaking Blog: Public Speaking Tips & Advice

Muscle Memory

My old East German Cello teacher used to say to me that I need to know my pieces so well that he could wake me up at 4 in the morning, stick a cello between my legs and before I am even awake, I would be able to start playing. Just to reassure you he never actually did it. I think he was just trying to make a point.

A golden rule in speaking and training is to avoid learning your…