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10 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

10 Tips for Public Speaking

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Public speaking is described as one of the greatest fears. However, there are many ways to tackle this anxiety.  You can learn to become a better speaker.

Here are the 10 public speaking tips written by Marjorie Lee North that will help you to reduce your anxiety and improve your performance.

  1. Nervousness Is Normal. Practice and Prepare!
  2. Know Your Audience. Your Speech Is About Them, Not You.
  3. Organize Your Material in the Most Effective Manner to Attain Your Purpose.
  4. Watch for Feedback and Adapt to It.
  5. Let Your Personality Come Through.
  6. Use Humor, Tell Stories, and Use Effective Language.
  7. Don’t Read Unless You Have to. Work from an Outline.
  8. Use Your Voice and Hands Effectively. Omit Nervous Gestures.
  9. Grab Attention at the Beginning, and Close with a Dynamic End.
  10. Use Audiovisual Aids Wisely.

“Good communication is never perfect, and nobody expects you to be perfect. However, putting in the requisite time to prepare will help you deliver a better speech. You may not be able to shake your nerves entirely, but you can learn to minimize them.”

Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environment. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills / TED’s Secret to Great Public Speaking

4 Ways to Sharpen Your Public-Speaking Skills From Home (by Carmine Gallo)

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“The ongoing coronavirus crisis has confined many of us to our homes and has created a lot of uncertainty in our lives. But there is one thing I know for sure–it will eventually pass and you’ll be right back out there building your career, pitching your idea, or starting a business.

Take this opportunity now to build a fundamental skill that you’ll need to stand out in the workplace–public speaking. Why public speaking? Because Warren Buffett says it’s the one skill you can build today that will increase your value by 50 percent, and you can do it from home.”

  1. Watch one TED Talk a day.
  2. Record yourself.
  3. Practice in front of family and pets.
  4. Read books on communication skills.

TED’s Secret to Great Public Speaking | Chris Anderson

“There’s no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment, and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts, and much more.”

If you want to overcome stage fright and learn to speak with confidence, join a toastmasters club.   You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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