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Youtube Video: 5 Useful Public Speaking Tips

5 Useful Public Speaking Tips by the Toastmasters International

public speaking“Check out five time-tested Toastmasters tips that will help you master a topic and present it well. Following these tips will ensure your next speech goes smoothly and your audience gets more from the experience.”

Here are the public speaking tips extracted from the video:

  1. Know your subject and your speech.
  2. Know your audience and your space.
  3. Never apologize.
  4. Imagine yourself giving a great speech.
  5. Focus on your message, not on you.

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 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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Common Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes

Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes Speakers Should Avoid…

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How come sometimes intelligent, business-savvy top executives end up boring their audiences? It is because they fail to recognize that public speaking is an acquired skill. But giving a short presentation before the right group of people may do more good for your career than spending a year behind a desk.

Here are the 10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes as mentioned in an article in the Toastmaster magazine written by Rob Sherman:

  1. Starting with a whimper.
  2. Attempting to imitate other speakers.
  3. Failing to “work” the room.
  4. Failing to use relaxation techniques.
  5. Reading a speech word for word.
  6. Using someone else’s stories.
  7. Speaking without passion.
  8. Ending a speech with questions and answers.
  9. Failing to prepare.
  10. Failing to recognize that speaking is an acquired skill.

For details, please click here.

The following is a video about the Biggest Mistakes Public Speakers Make! 



Here are the
Quick Do’s and Don’ts of Public Speaking as mentioned in the above video:

  • Remember to always be yourself.
  • Be polished and well-rehearsed.
  • Don’t use slides with too much information
  • Say something that they haven’t heard before.

Do you suffer from the fear of public speaking? Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. Join a toastmaster club and learn how to speak in public.

You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you live in Singapore.

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Useful Public Speaking Tips from Brian Tracy

Here are Some Useful Public Speaking Tips from the well-known Speaker Brian Tracy.

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 27 Useful Tips To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

  1. Get Organized
  2. Practice And Prepare Extensively
  3. Eliminate Fear Of Rejection
  4. Focus On Patterns
  5. Watch Yourself In The Mirror
  6. Record Yourself And Learn Your Voice
  7. Work On Your Breathing
  8. Practice Some More . . .
  9. Give Your Speech To Another Person
  10. Public Speaking Classes : A group such as Toastmasters is non-profit and helps people get over their fears by having them practice speaking on subjects over and over.
  11. Lightly Exercise Before Speaking
  12. PowerPoint Can Be Really Great, Or Really Bad
  13. Even Warren Buffett Had Public Speaking Anxiety At First
  14. Sip Water That’s Warm Or Room Temperature
  15. Read Eloquence In Public Speaking By Dr. Kenneth McFarland : the starting point of being an excellent speaker is for you to really care about your subject.
  16. Pick A Subject That You Really Care About
  17. Know 100 Words For Every Word That You Speak
  18. Focus On The Material, Not The Audience
  19. Relax
  20. Don’t Overthink Audience Reactions
  21. Avoid Talking Too Fast
  22. Make Your Nervous Energy Work For You
  23. Pay Any Price And Spend Any Amount Of Time To Speak Well
  24. Meditate 5 Minutes A Day
  25. Public speaking can be a great source of income
  26. Have Pride In Your Work & Recognize Your Success
  27. Develop A Plan To Improve Your Next Speech

3 Key Components to Improving Your Public Speaking Skills

Pick a subject that you care about. Prepare and practice…


16 Tips to Create a Great PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Start With Your Audience
  2. Your Message Is Important
  3. Keep Your Slides Short And To The Point
  4. You Don’t HAVE To Use PowerPoint
  5. Use These PowerPoint Presentation Templates
  6. Use Pictures And Visuals When They Add To The Presentation
  7. Use Bullet Points Rather Than Paragraphs
  8. Don’t Read Your Slides Word For Word
  9. Use Easy To Read Text
  10. Bring Your Own Hardware
  11. Try To Keep It Under 20 Minutes
  12. Use Videos To Add Engagement
  13. Quality Over Quantity
  14. Practice, Practice, Practice
  15. Learn From The Best PowerPoint Presentations
  16. Make It Actionable

How to Outline Your Speech in 5 Minutes

This PREP formula is an extremely effective preparation technique that some of the best speakers in the world use all the time.
P:  Point of View
R: Reasons
E: Example
P: Point of View

15 Ways to Start a Speech or Presentation

4 Ways to End a Speech With a Bang

  1. End with a Call to Action
  2. Quick Summary
  3. Close with a story
  4. Be Inspirational

6 Vocal Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking

  1. Slow Down
  2. Build Vocal Power
  3. Record and Listen to Your Voice
  4. Record Phone Conversations
  5. Focus on Pauses
  6. Eat and Drink Well

 

Public Speaking Tip The Power of the Pause

Join Toastmasters and 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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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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Presentation Tips on How To Introduce Yourself

How To Introduce Yourself in 3 Easy Steps…

powerful-communicationsHave you wondered how to introduce yourself properly to others during a social gathering or even in a presentation?

The following youtube video will show you an example of giving a self-introduction using an elevator pitch in 3 simple steps.

Try out the three steps described in the video to introduce yourself:

Step 1:  Introduce your name and your company very briefly.

Step 2:  Talk about your specialty or the value that you provide.

Step 3:  Talk about the worst-case scenario that you could encounter that you could help them too.

You can find more tips on self-introduction at the webpage Introduce Yourself.

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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