5 Useful Public Speaking Tips by the Toastmasters International
“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:
Know your subject and your speech.
Know your audience and your space.
Imagine yourself giving a great speech.
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.
A 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.
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”.
Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes Speakers Should Avoid…
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:
Starting with a whimper.
Attempting to imitate other speakers.
Failing to “work” the room.
Failing to use relaxation techniques.
Reading a speech word for word.
Using someone else’s stories.
Speaking without passion.
Ending a speech with questions and answers.
Failing to prepare.
Failing to recognize that speaking is an acquired skill.
LESSONS LEARNED from 2022 WORLD CHAMPION of PUBLIC SPEAKING
Lessons Learned from the 2022 World Championship of Public Speaking, Cyril Junior Dim
(Main Content Replay for 4 Sept 2022 online event).
– What You Can Learn From It?
– What is Next for YOU?
We at Kampong Ubi believe the last few years have seen changes from video speech submission, and strictly online contesting to hybrid contesting & judging this year.
Let us be wowed not only by the Champions but let us champion the need to keep up with the ongoing changes all around us – from rules, and techniques to technology & trends.
Practice is the key to helping you improve your communication and presentation skills. Join Toastmasters and find a club where you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environment. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
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.
“World Champion Speaker Reveals his #1 Key to Overcoming Fear Eliminating the Negative Self-Talk, and & Delivering a Clear Message…Even If This is Your Very First Speech.”