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Fear of Public Speaking

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.

Visit Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club to overcome your fear of public speaking!
Our club is one of the warmest Toastmasters clubs in Singapore.

25 Feb 2023 (Sat) Online Zoom Meeting
2pm- 4pm Singapore Time

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84062878680?pwd=ZEhoNU5BSXRTc1dJWXZwZ1ArTFozdz09
Guest, if you would like to join our meeting, please send an email to info@public-speaking-singapore.com. Thanks!

speaking-skillsKampong Ubi Toastmasters Club holds regular chapter meetings where members gather to improve their public speaking skillsOur Club is one of the warmest Toastmasters clubs in Singapore.
Guests are welcome to visit us!   It’s free of charge and there is no obligation that you have to join our club.  Just come, relax and see what Toastmasters is all about! 

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Public Speaking Tips for Students

Public Speaking Tips for Students and all…

public speaking fearA lot of students fear speaking in public. They are stressed by the idea of speaking in public. The good news is, there are some simple points you could do to relax your nerves just before a public speaking that will assist minimize the stress and develop your self-confidence.

1. Keep it Simple.  Use clear, straightforward language, and make sure your key points are concise.
2. Time your presentation.
3.  Practice with friends who know little about the subject.
4.  Make sure your vocal cords are working.
5.  Breathe. Public speaking experts all agree that breathing is one of the simplest and most effective ways to relax your body.

For details about the article 6 Tips to Claim Your Public Speaking Jitters, click here.

Check out the below youtube video “Public Speaking – How To” which was created for a non-profit youth organization and targeted at helping high school students understand the importance of good speaking skills.

Be prepared, be confident, and be yourself when you speak.

Here is another video “Public Speaking Tips for College Students”.

Click here to check out Communication Skills Workshop by Kwong Yue Yang too. The workshop was conducted for secondary school students, I think you should get some really good public speaking tips from it.

Hope you enjoy watching the videos. Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. 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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7 Public Speaking Tips To Become a Better Speaker

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:

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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)

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 speaking skills. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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How To Make a Speech Like a Pro

Public Speaking Tips: How To Make a Speech Like a Pro

effective public speakingIf you are expected to make a speech or give a talk, check out the below article for 8 simple tips that will help things go smoothly. 1. Practice in front of a video camera or mirror, and rehearse enough times to feel confident…

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 Tips – Make a Speech Like a Pro
By Judy Camp

Public speaking can be a scary thing the first few times you try it, but people who speak often have a few tricks that help improve their performance. If you are expected to make a speech or give a talk, here are eight simple tips that will help things go smoothly.

1. Practice in front of a video camera or mirror, and rehearse enough times to feel confident, without saying “um”. In between rehearsing, take a moment to close your eyes and visualize your audience smiling and enjoying your talk. Visualization might seem strange, but it has been proven that positive visualizing beforehand will create a positive experience.

2. Know the material well. The key to public speaking is not just to memorize enough for the presentation, but to really know it well enough to explain it without making a speech. That will make you much more comfortable and confident during your speech. Search out various sources of information, from different points of view, which might make your speech more colorful.

3. Think about your audience, and why they need the information, and where they are coming from. Figure out what they will find most interesting. Tailor your speech depending on the audience’s background, age, nationality and other demographics and psychographics.

4. Back up your points with solid facts. Don’t make accusations or speculate on points you cannot back up. If you do, and your audience does not agree with you, they will often stop listening entirely.

5. Create an outline and follow it. Your audience should not have a hard time following your thoughts or taking notes. Be clear when stating an idea about whether it is a main point or a subtopic.

6. Use visual aids, but keep them to a minimum. A simple slide show indicating the outline of your speech can help the audience follow along. But do not try to put everything into the visual aid, or it will be distracting.

7. Try to get comfortable with the setting. Take a look at the room in advance, if possible, and picture yourself giving your talk there. Relaxing is an important part of public speaking.

8. Perform deep breathing just before your speech, which will relax your body. If you can find a good place to do it, do some stretching exercises with your arms, head and shoulders.

By following these steps, you can remain confident during your speech.

Judy Camp is a writer for SolutionOriented.com, specializing in articles which offer business and career solutions for the small business owner or manager.

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Public Speaking Tips: 4 Ways to Avoid Presentation Disasters

4 Ways to Avoid Presentation Disasters

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“I once heard Jerry Seinfeld joke that, because the fear of public speaking outranks even that of death, the average person attending a funeral would rather be “the guy in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Put to you this way, you’d probably want to get over your fear of public speaking (if you have one) in a hurry. This is particularly true in the workplace where public speaking is frequently a part of office life. For some people, the thought of leading meetings or making formal presentations can be terrifying. Some are so terrified their muscles tighten and throats get so dry they can hardly speak when just having to introduce themselves to a group of their peers around the boardroom table…” Check out the below full article for more information.

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 Tips – 4 Ways to Avoid Presentation Disasters
By Dr. Sandra Folk

I once heard Jerry Seinfeld joke that, because the fear of public speaking outranks even that of death, the average person attending a funeral would rather be “the guy in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Continue reading

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