How To Prepare & Deliver Any Speech Without Notes

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This workshop These are the slides for a workshop I gave at the Division F conference for TMI in Al-Khobar, KSAin in 2005.

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How To Prepare & Deliver Any Speech Without Notes

  1. 1. Toastmasters International Division –F- Conference 2005 – Al-Khobar How to Prepare & Give Excellent Speeches Without Notes By Yousef Abugosh - CTM Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  2. 2. <ul><li>Can I really do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of memorable speech </li></ul><ul><li>Best preparation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Best memory technique </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing your speech – Icing on the cake </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize Success  Success </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  3. 3. <ul><li>Can I really do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can! </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a strategy </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  4. 4. <ul><li>Can I really do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can! </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a strategy </li></ul><ul><li>It takes determination & persistence </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  5. 5. <ul><li>Can I really do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can! </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a strategy </li></ul><ul><li>It takes determination & persistence </li></ul><ul><li>But, you should have been born as a speaker! </li></ul>??? Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  6. 6. <ul><li>Can I really do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can! </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a strategy </li></ul><ul><li>It takes determination & persistence </li></ul><ul><li>But, you should have been born as a speaker! </li></ul> Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  7. 7. <ul><li>Elements of a memorable speech </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Useful (relevant) to audience… </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces fear of rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker feels helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Captures audience attention (audience body language) </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  8. 8. <ul><li>Elements of a memorable speech (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Story/Example/Anecdote </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to remember </li></ul><ul><li>Excites the audience </li></ul><ul><li>“ Drives the point home” better </li></ul>Everything we say, we say to persuade others to: buy-in on our ideas, or, take a certain action, or, have a new understanding. Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  9. 9. <ul><li>Best preparation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Like an article -- Sections (paragraphs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each section  A new idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 to 5 ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visually Appealing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow-sized paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large, fun text (font & style) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorful text ( red , orange , blue , etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title each paragraph!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write the speech’s body </li></ul>If using hand-writing, use color papers & pens to do the same  make it fun & exciting Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  10. 10. <ul><li>Best preparation techniques (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal dictation devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Palm-size mini-cassette recorder/player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital, Mp3 recorder/players </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record each section (and re-record) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announce each section with a number and title (not as part of the speech) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine each section on a certain image, with associated pictures and vivid colors. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative to writing </li></ul>This could be a more powerful way to structure and remember a speech Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  11. 11. <ul><li>Best preparation techniques (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative & have impact </li></ul><ul><li>Include the main speech theme & idea </li></ul><ul><li>Hook them on benefits of your speech </li></ul><ul><li>Add the introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative & add drama </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize the main theme & idea </li></ul><ul><li>Call for action – punch-line the speech idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Add the conclusion </li></ul>Where did he go? Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  12. 12. <ul><li>Best preparation techniques (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative & attention-getter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A question: “ What in the World Does ‘Punctual’ Mean Anyway? ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A “How to”: “ How to Find the Best Jobs ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Book title: “ The 7-habits of Highly Successful Parents ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A pun: “ What’s Your Twenty ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be creative… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add the title </li></ul>An excellent title could increase the audience interest in your speech, thereby, in their enhanced listening! Is he coming back? Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  13. 13. <ul><li>Best memory technique </li></ul><ul><li>1  “gun” “sun” </li></ul><ul><li>2  “shoe” “moo” </li></ul><ul><li>3  “tree” “flea” </li></ul><ul><li>4  “door” “floor” </li></ul><ul><li>5  “knife” “hive” </li></ul><ul><li>6  “sticks” “bricks” </li></ul><ul><li>Use the numbers 1, 2, 3, … </li></ul>Memorize the associated image with each number Make each image vivid in your mind; add crazy/weird elements to each image; add your section title to image! Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  14. 14. <ul><li>Best memory technique (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Make each image vivid ( on paper or in your mind ) </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  15. 15. <ul><li>Best memory technique (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Add crazy/weird elements to each image ( Exaggerate or minimize sizes, shapes and expressions ) </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  16. 16. <ul><li>Best memory technique (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Add your section title to each image! ( Attach in a unique and clear way ) </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  17. 17. <ul><li>Best memory technique (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Attach your main key words for each section ( Attach in a unique and clear way ) </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  18. 18. <ul><li>Best memory technique (6) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice.. Practice..practice.. Alone.. In front a mirror.. In the car… at the park.. while walking or jogging… </li></ul><ul><li>… until you feel you have its main theme and parts to memory… </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  19. 19. <ul><li>Best memory technique (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice some more… this time with people.. Loved ones…friends.. Etc… seeking immediate feedback… </li></ul><ul><li>Correct for style and timing here… </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  20. 20. <ul><li>Best memory technique (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice while recording your voice… listen to your own voice.. Reflect… think…. And adjust your ideas, until you feel comfortable 100% with what you got… </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  21. 21. <ul><li>Best memory technique (9) </li></ul><ul><li>Now, deliver to your loved ones again.. This time.. With role-playing the real event.. Play the personality of a confident sure speaker! </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech
  22. 22. <ul><li>My true and tried secrets… </li></ul><ul><li>Secret 1… get bored! </li></ul><ul><li>Secret 2… see it! </li></ul><ul><li>Secret 3… control! </li></ul>Lit tle Known Secrets for How to Prepare & Remem ber any speech

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