“According to most studies,
people's number one fear is
public speaking. Number two is
death. Death is number two.
Does that sound right? This
means to the average person, if
you go to a funeral, you're better
off in the casket than doing the
- Jerry Seinfeld
Why is it that most
people have a HUGE
fear of public speaking?
Barry LaBov and other
speakers know the key
basics of public speaking,
and you should too!
It's important to consider every
possible situation during your
speech, whether it's good or bad.
For example: Would you be prepared
if your teleprompter stopped
working? If not, then keep practicing
until you’ve mastered your speech!
One of the most important parts about
a quality speech is having an attentive
audience. Think about what your
audience wants to get out of your
speech; should you be serious or
would they appreciate humor? What
information are they looking for?
Summarizing helps the audience
remember the things they are supposed
to take away from your speech. This will
also signal that you are concluding your
speech and will help avoid that potential