Public Speaking

Tips for Dynamic Public Speaking

Do you have an opportunity to speak in public? This might send you into a complete fit of anxiety or you might be genuinely excited about the prospect of speaking to a crowd in public. Relax your fears and follow these tips by the public speaking professionals and you’ll soon have the crowd taking in your every word.

The best way to begin preparing for your speech is to know our material. Don’t worry about crafting a speech – know your topic inside and out. This will build the confidence you’ll need when speaking. If you don’t know your material and are a novice at public speaking, you risk losing the respect of your audience. Begin developing your speech with an outline of the key points you want to cover.  Put these key points on note cards with three to four words representing each idea.  A strong speech has a bold opening, is followed by solid information and closes with a wrap up of what was presented.  The most important component of the speech is disseminating the information. Pretend you’re telling a story. This will encourage an animated voice and is more apt to engage your audience.

The most important thing to wear when giving a speech is a quiet self-confidence and genuine smile. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select an outfit appropriate for the occasion from the terrific variety available at  Hudson’s Bay. Be yourself. Tone down your make up and leave the bling at home. Opt for classically tailored cuts and soft colors.  Don’t distract the audience by a wild outfit. This is gimmickry and it’s not flattering. You are the focus of this speech – not your outfit.

Practice your speech in front of coworkers, family or friends. Pan the room as you speak. One trick is to focus on a single person in the audience and try to block the rest of the crowd out of your mind.  Best of luck to you!

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