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Step-by-Step Guide to Become a Better Public Speaker

Here is Your Easy to Follow Step-by-Step Guide to Perfect Your Public Speaking Skills published in The Muse.

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Creating It

1. Watch Other People
2. Gather Information
3. Jot Down What You’d Like to Talk About
4. Figure Out Your Important Points
5. Write it Out

  • An Attention-Getting Introduction
  • A Preview
  • Points 1 Through 3
  • A Recap
  • A Q&A
  • A Closer

6. Add in Transitions
7. Decide on Your Visuals
8. Edit (and Then Edit Some More)

 

Rehearsing

9. Find Out if You’ll Be Able to Bring Up Notes
10. Break it Down Into Sections
11. Visualize It
12. Rewrite It
13. Time It
14. Say it in Front of a Mirror
15. Record Yourself
16. Practice in Front of a Friend
17. Think About Body Language
18. Think About Tone and Pace
19. Consider Volume
20. Check Out the Space

 

Conquering the Fear

21. Imagine the Worst
22. Remember That It’s Not About You
23. Remember That You’re Not Alone
24. Get to Know Your Fear
25. Know That it Won’t Go the Way You Expect it To

 

Getting Up There

26. Breathe
27. Work Your Power Pose
28. Find a Focal Point
29. But Also Make Eye Contact
30. Create Silence
31. Be Your (Slightly Better) Self

 

If you want to get more practice, join toastmasters. Find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environments. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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25 Public Speaking Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

25 Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

“Standing up in front of a roomful of people terrifies many people, even if those people are our own peers. 

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But resisting public speaking engagements can hold an entrepreneur back, since workshops, presentations, and pitches are the perfect way to network and land support for our efforts.”

Here are 25 great tips to help you improve your public speaking skills.
(Source: http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/25-tips-to-become-a-better-public-speaker.html)

1. Take a Course
2. Join a Group like a Toastmasters Club
3. Practice
4. Prepare
5. Research Your Audience
6. Use Tools
7. Know Your Environment
8. Get Experience
9. Watch Others
10. Start with a Bang
11. Put the Audience to Work
12. Encourage Questions
13. Focus on the Audience
14. Dress to Impress
15. Avoid Filler Words
16. Focus on Individuals
17. Walk
18. Breathe
19. Use Prompts
20. Partner Up
21. Record Yourself
22. Ask for Feedback
23. Bring the Right Tools
24. Practice Articulation
25. Finish with a Call to Action

Did you know that 54% of adults ranked the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death?
Check out the below “How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking” video for more information.

Since 1924 Toastmasters International has helped more than four million people gain the confidence to communicate.  Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your public speaking skills. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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