“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” – Dale Carnegie
It is obvious people love to listen to a skillful and enthusiastic speaker. And the best speaker have a style of his own. To be an effective and dynamic communicator, you have to be well prepared and you must ooze with confidence and pizazz.
All powerful presentations or effective public speaking are carefully crafted and rehearsed. The six main public speaking tips are:
1. Be prepared
2. Be Clear
3. Be Concise
4. Be Confidence
5. Be Comfortable
6. Be yourself.
“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain
As they say, don’t make a speech. Talk top your audience like having a casual conversation. Don’t preach, orate, teach, sermon or lecture. Just chat, converse or talk to your audience as if they are in your living room, rather than in an auditorium. Confide in your audience, tell interesting stories and treat your audience as if they you are talking to one single person.
“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives” – Lilly Walters
Attend a good public speaking class or seminar if you can, or read as much as you can on tips and advice on verbal communication skills, how to overcome the fear of speaking in public, preparing a speech outline, etc. The most important thing is you need to actually do it, speaking in front of an audience. Learn and improve your public speaking skills through experience. In no time, you would be amazed that public speaking or doing presentation is not as difficult as you have envisaged all this time.