Everyone has to face public speaking in some point in their lives. You never know when you are going to speak in public. It might be at the wedding of a friend of yours, or at the school of your children.
You don’t have to necessarily memorize your speech word for word, but it does help if you have outlined your speech and remember the main points. It is SO BORING to watch someone read off of a sheet of paper or even note cards. Not only is it distracting, but it is also difficult for the speaker to, as actors say, “get off the page”. This means that they have a mechanical sound, as if they are reading, instead of a natural flow of words. Know your topic inside and out so that you can speak on it easily and with confidence, but just commit the main points to memory and fill in the rest on your own.
Knowing your listeners is imperative to a successful speech. It will also help you relax if you know the people who are going to listen to your presentation.
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OKeep your message short and concise. The speaker’s presentation skill and public speaking are not judged based on how long his or her speech is. Use plain language and remember that the shorter your message is, the more you achieve audience participation.
If a friend of you wants or needs to become a better public speaker too then why not train with him. It will be very helpful for both of you since you can always correct each other and learn that much more.
If you’re not sure how to get a position you want, you can always try asking someone who has the position already how they got it. This might require attending networking events or working your rolodex to find someone who can give you the information you need.
Obama is a master at grabbing and keeping his audience’s attention. We may not be able to talk like Obama, but we can always be ourselves and be – A stupendous speaker who can inspire any audience.