Public Speaking Tips for Becoming a Better Speaker
“Just two and a half years ago, Joshua Rinaldi would shake while giving a speech. Today he’s the president of New York Toastmasters, the New York City chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization of 14,350 speaking clubs across 122 countries.
How did Rinaldi transform from someone who could barely stand in front of people to a public speaking teacher in such a quick time? Practice, he says, noting that this short learning curve isn’t uncommon…
“People improve very quickly,” Rinaldi says. The intense fear that people get before speaking to an audience, he explains, is simply based on unfamiliarity.
“I always tell members after they give their first speech, ‘That’s the hardest speech you’ll ever give,'” he says.
We asked Rinaldi how even someone whose palms sweat at the thought of being at a podium can start to become a better speaker. Here are his best tips: While practicing, transition from a transcript to your memory….”
Source: 7 Public Speaking Tips From A Toastmasters Pro by Richard Feloni dated 18 Jul 2014 (Mineral Daily News-Tribune)
The following is the 7 Tips for Becoming an Excellent Public Speaker from Joshua Rinaldi:
1. Practice transitioning from a transcript to you memory.
2. Use notes sparingly.
3. Release nervous energy with controlled breathing and lay off the coffee.
4. Take your time.
5. Play to your strengths.
6. Don’t apologize at the start of your speech.
7. Know your audience.
Source: 7 tips for becoming an excellent public speaker by Dylan Roach dated 18 Aug 2015 (Business Insider)
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