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.
1. Always start with a message when crafting your speech
“This message is whatever you want your audience to be thinking about when your presentation concludes…”
2. Be confident enough to be yourself
“You need to sell yourself before you sell your message,” Hettiarachi says… The only way to go in front of an audience and to present in a way that isn’t simply miming is to practice again and again, pretending (if need be) that you’re talking to a room full of your closest friends.”
3. See yourself through your audience’s eyes
“Novice speakers tend to become wrapped up in themselves, which may just be because they’re afraid to acknowledge a room full of listeners. But if you’re going to speak, you need to realize that you’re doing it for the benefit of others, not yourself…”
4. Have a forum to practice
“For Hettiarachchi, his Toastmasters group provided a place to grow as a speaker, but he says any kind of similar forum is suitable, because like any skill, you must practice public speaking to become and then stay great at it…”
5. Find the right coach or mentor
Hettiarachchi says, you should find someone willing to help you grow as a public speaker. Interestingly, this does not need to be someone who can teach you advanced speaking techniques; they just need to be someone who “gives you permission to explore possibilities, who gives you permission to fail,” he says…
Dananjaya Hettiarachchi World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 Full Speech, “I See Something”
The below are some selected YouTube videos from other World Champions of Pubic Speaking. Enjoy! 🙂
Presentation Skills Training from 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking Craig Valentine
Winning Toastmasters Motivational Speeches by 2001 World Champion Darren LaCroix at NSA
Jim Key World Champion of Public Speaking 2003 Full Speech, “Never Too Late”
Randy Harvey World Champion of Public Speaking 2004 Full Speech, “Lesson from Fat Dad“
Lance Miller World Champion of Public Speaking 2005 Full Speech, “The Ultimate Question”
Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
P.S. World Champions of Public Speaking Winning Speeches Playlist
“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.”