“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.
—– 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 →
Check out the below videos presented by Conor Neill on step-by-step tips and techniques for improving your public speaking skills.
3 Steps to Write Your Speech
The 3 step approach to prepare your speech as stated in the above video are:
Spend some tome to think about the audience. Why are you speaking about the subject and for the audience? What does the audience know about the subject?
Define my objective in a single sentence. What is it that you want the audience to do after listening to your speech? Do you want them to take an action? Do you want them to feel emotion? Do you want them to just think differently about something?
Every presentation is always about the audience. What is your key message? Try to write down your entire presentation in one or two sentences.
4 Steps To Speak Better
Jim Rohn always said that it takes 4 simple steps to becoming a great speaker:
Have something to say
Say it well
Read your audience
Intensity (the right words mixed with measured emotion)
Practice is the key to helping you improve in your public speaking skills and techniques. Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches. 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.”