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25 Public Speaking Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

25 Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

“Standing up in front of a roomful of people terrifies many people, even if those people are our own peers. 

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But resisting public speaking engagements can hold an entrepreneur back, since workshops, presentations, and pitches are the perfect way to network and land support for our efforts.”

Here are 25 great tips to help you improve your public speaking skills.
(Source: http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/25-tips-to-become-a-better-public-speaker.html)

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.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

10 Tips for Public Speaking

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Public speaking is described as one of the greatest fears. However, there are many ways to tackle this anxiety.  You can learn to become a better speaker.

Here are the 10 public speaking tips written by Marjorie Lee North that will help you to reduce your anxiety and improve your performance.

  1. Nervousness Is Normal. Practice and Prepare!
  2. Know Your Audience. Your Speech Is About Them, Not You.
  3. Organize Your Material in the Most Effective Manner to Attain Your Purpose.
  4. Watch for Feedback and Adapt to It.
  5. Let Your Personality Come Through.
  6. Use Humor, Tell Stories, and Use Effective Language.
  7. Don’t Read Unless You Have to. Work from an Outline.
  8. Use Your Voice and Hands Effectively. Omit Nervous Gestures.
  9. Grab Attention at the Beginning, and Close with a Dynamic End.
  10. Use Audiovisual Aids Wisely.

“Good communication is never perfect, and nobody expects you to be perfect. However, putting in the requisite time to prepare will help you deliver a better speech. You may not be able to shake your nerves entirely, but you can learn to minimize them.”

Join Toastmasters and find a club that 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.

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