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.


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)



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.