I wanted to take the time to share with you my public speaking teaching resources. These are great because they really can help you conquer your public speaking fears and general flaws. I found the best way to learn is by doing. There is just no other way to properly learn. Standing in front of the mirror giving a speech or in front of your family, isn’t really doing it.
The most important and the most common public speaking tips is to practice. There is no alternative of practicing. Even the most successful public speakers have to practice a lot. Winston Churchill practiced before mirror before going before the public. You can also use this method and can practice your speech before a mirror. This will reduce anxiety and ensure smooth delivery.
E. Review your notes and visual aids the evening before. Your notes should only be “fast food for the eyes” in bullet form, and are NEVER read to the audience.
If you want to lead in any capacity, public speaking is one of the necessary tools you’ll need; as necessary a tool in your leadership toolbox as a command of language itself.
But what if you already know how powerful presentation skill classes can vault careers and help sustain existing ones. What if you’re convinced but have allowed fear to hold you back?
Brainstorming is effective for boosting a lot of skills. But effective use of brainstorming is the most important. Before going to the dais think again and again about the topics or issues that could be covered in the speech. Write it down in a small piece of paper and take it with you to the dais. Try to say two or three sentences about the topics written in your paper. Do not try to brainstorm while you are at dais. The people who are efficient enough can brainstorm even while they deliver their speech. But it is not effective specially for those who are new. Mostly it happens that, the new public speakers try to brainstorm at the dais, found their brain blank and get nervous.
Next, I find so many great communicators who are not clear on how to tap into the market for their niche. The next thing I ask in my questionnaire is “what is your “niche” market as a speaker?”, which I placed there almost as a ‘gotcha’ question. You see, when the answers to the two questions don’t match, there is a high likelihood that the speaker is struggling to develop enough content to develop a rich passive income. Once we have them in alignment with their unique God-given message, the rest is easy. I’ve talked about this more in depth in other recent public speaking tips, which you will find along with many other free public speaking tools at Unforgettable Speakers.
As I said in the introduction, if almost 50% of people are saying that they are shy, then odds are there will be a high number of shy people at any event. You won’t be alone!