Authors & Speakers Network Blog with Larry James

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Professional Tactics for Nailing the Perfect Speech

Filed under: Fear of Speaking,Speaker Tips — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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From Seeds of SUCCESS eZINE, Guest Author

You may have heard that more people fear public speaking than death. Fear not; follow these surefire tips and you’ll be remembered as a stunning orator long after the mic is turned off.

fearfulSpeaker1. Cause for pause? Slow down when beginning your speech. People will tune out if they sense you’re in a rush. A well-timed pause can pique interest; use it wisely.

2. Don’t get bogged down by thousands of facts. Focus on the essence of your message and present supporting data in a clear, relevant manner.

3. Never wing it. But don’t overplan either. Know your message by heart and bring note cards to mentally guide you in a coherent way.

4. Don’t focus on the whole audience; focus on individual audience members. In a room of 300, there’s no way to connect with everyone. Key into a few people and present to them. You’ll feel more at ease and your delivery will be more conversational.

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