When we’re trying to learn a new skill, there’s a lot to think about. If you’re learning to play tennis, you can’t think about your feet and your swing and your serve all at the same time.
The same is true when you’re working to improve your communication skills—you can’t do it all at once. Choose one area you can concentrate on—for the length of a meeting or a presentation or a conversation—and work on that. It might be improved eye contact or trying to eliminate “so” or using more intentional gesturing.
But pick just one.