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Public Speaking Tips: How to Engage Your Audience

How to Engage Your Audience?

What is the best way to engage an audience?  Check out the below article.

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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Public Speaking Skills

By Praveen Suryachandra

Executive speech coach and award-winning speaker Patricia Fripp was recently asked, “What is the best way to engage an audience?” This is the advice she gave the attendee at her San Francisco Speaking school:

“The best way to engage an audience is to be prepared, personable, polished, practical, and profound.”

Prepared:

Know who you are speaking to: why are they there; what part of the agenda; what is the purpose of the meeting and expected outcomes of your contribution?

Is there a theme for the meeting?

What is the state of their industry?

What is the organization proud of?

What are their challenges?

What is a typical day in the life of the audience members?

Ahead of time, can you interview a few people who will be in the audience and find ‘sound bite’ quotes? Continue reading

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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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