Successfully speak in public

The Public Speaking Blog is an excellent source to help with your public speaking. Here are but a few helpful suggestions.
  • Do some warm up exercises before you go on stage. I find simple stretching and push-ups to be extremely helpful.
  • The art is hiding the art itself. Be so prepared that you can appear natural on stage.
  • Follow the 80/20 rule - 80% prepared. 20% impromptu. Being prepared is extremely important but when you are too prepared, you take the fun out of a speech. The 20% spontaneity allows you to milk any situations that arises while you deliver your speech.
  • If you want to be a phenomenal speaker, hone your improvisational skills.
  • Sign up for an improv class.
  • No class? Watch an improv instead. I recommend Whose line is it anyway?
  • Join Toastmasters. This is one of the best ways to gain confidence and clock stage time.
  • And don’t just speak at your club. Make it a point to visit at least one new club every month. Volunteer for an appointment. Serve and more important, speak!
  • Participate actively in the Table Topics segment, it will help you hone your improvisational skills.
  • Even though you can only do one table topic on stage, you can run through the rest in your head. It’s a form of warm up.

1 comment:

Eric said...

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