A common error we see is a speaker positioning himself as the “good student.” This bad reflex alters the objective of the speech which, instead of being geared to relaying a message and showing conviction, merely indicates that we worked hard. This position betrays how the public is perceived: like a jury that will determine the quality of your service. In this case, the speaker can only get what he expects, namely, at best, a good grade.
This position is the antithesis of leadership. It goes against the expectations of the audience, which, above all, needs a speaker who presents himself as a solution to its problems.