Nasif Migisha’s Rather Splendid Guide To Public Speaking

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Part of Fortismere School Council's STAD (Student Availability Training Day). One of our Executive Councillors led this workshop on Public Speaking.

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  • Nasif Migisha’s Rather Splendid Guide To Public Speaking

    1. 1.  If there were a list of people’s greatest fears, public speaking would be right at the top.
    2. 2.  If there were a list of people’s greatest fears, public speaking would be right at the top.  Whether it's forgetting your lines or realizing your fly is undone, fear of public speaking really boils down to fear of being ridiculed, rejected, and being publicly humiliated.
    3. 3.  If there were a list of people’s greatest fears, public speaking would be right at the top.  Whether it's forgetting your lines or realizing your fly is undone, fear of public speaking really boils down to fear of being ridiculed, rejected, and being publicly humiliated.  But don't worry - with these simple tips, it’ll be a piece of cake.
    4. 4. Know Your Stuff
    5. 5. Know Your Stuff  Do your research; know your topic but also what you’re going to say about it and how you’d like to say it.
    6. 6. Know Your Stuff  Do your research; know your topic but also what you’re going to say about it and how you’d like to say it.  The more you know about it the more confident you’ll be up there. And remember failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
    7. 7. Know Your Stuff  Do your research; know your topic but also what you’re going to say about it and how you’d like to say it.  The more you know about it the more confident you’ll be up there. And remember failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
    8. 8. Fix Up Look Sharp!
    9. 9. Fix Up Look Sharp!  Make sure you look your best people will be looking at you and most importantly if you look the part ,the more ready and comfortable you’ll feel.
    10. 10. Know Your Room
    11. 11. Know Your Room  If you can, have a look at the room that you’ll be speaking in before hand. How big is it? Is it football stadium big or conference room big? What about the projector?
    12. 12. Know Your Room  If you can, have a look at the room that you’ll be speaking in before hand. How big is it? Is it football stadium big or conference room big? What about the projector?
    13. 13. Practice Practice
    14. 14. Practice Practice  Once you're prepared, go through the speech. Then read it again. Then again. And then once more. Practice in front of a mirror. Practice to your dog. Grab a friend or family member and practice in front of a real human being. Every time you go through your presentation, you will become more confidence with what your saying.
    15. 15. Practice Practice  Once you're prepared, go through the speech. Then read it again. Then again. And then once more. Practice in front of a mirror. Practice to your dog. Grab a friend or family member and practice in front of a real human being. Every time you go through your presentation, you will become more confidence with what your saying.
    16. 16. Visualise Yourself Succeeding
    17. 17. Visualise Yourself Succeeding  Negative thinking will get you no where. If you believe that you’ll be great then you will be. If you think you’re going to fail then you probably will. It’s as simple as that, you are what you think.
    18. 18. Know Your Audience
    19. 19. Know Your Audience  Who are you speaking to? If they're members of your Year Council they’re probably looking to learn something from you. If they’re your mates they’re probably looking to be entertained and if it’s the school council or Teachers in the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) their probably looking to be convinced.
    20. 20. Relax
    21. 21. Relax  Usually we’re our worst critics if something goes wrong, you forget to read a sentence or you stumble over a word don’t worry. It’s not life or death it’s just a few words in front of a few people and remember practice, pause, breathe.
    22. 22. Relax  Usually we’re our worst critics if something goes wrong, you forget to read a sentence or you stumble over a word don’t worry. It’s not life or death it’s just a few words in front of a few people and remember practice, pause, breathe.
    23. 23. Give Nothing Away
    24. 24. Give Nothing Away  Never admit your nervous people will only play on that, your speech will have a lot more weight if u give nothing away
    25. 25. Give Nothing Away  Never admit your nervous people will only play on that, your speech will have a lot more weight if u give nothing away  Even if you are nervous act cool, calm and collected they don’t need to know.
    26. 26. Give Nothing Away  Never admit your nervous people will only play on that, your speech will have a lot more weight if u give nothing away  Even if you are nervous act cool, calm and collected they don’t need to know.  To be honest the chances are the audience won’t even notice, so just play it cool.
    27. 27. Slow Your Roll
    28. 28. Slow Your Roll  One of the biggest giveaways to nervousness is lightning speed talking. No matter how good your speech if no one understands what you’re saying what’s the point Just remember slow down!
    29. 29. Slow Your Roll  One of the biggest giveaways to nervousness is lightning speed talking. No matter how good your speech if no one understands what you’re saying what’s the point Just remember slow down!
    30. 30. It’s All In The Eyes
    31. 31. It’s All In The Eyes  We trust those who look us in the eye, so look at your audience when speaking to them. Don’t look at the floor or your shoes. There’s nothing there!
    32. 32. It’s All In The Eyes  We trust those who look us in the eye, so look at your audience when speaking to them. Don’t look at the floor or your shoes. There’s nothing there!
    33. 33. Go on Have a Laugh
    34. 34. Go on Have a Laugh  Who doesn’t want to laugh. You don’t need to be a comedian but a few light hearted comments can help humanise you to your audience. If you can win them over with a smile and a well-timed clever remark.
    35. 35. Go on Have a Laugh  Who doesn’t want to laugh. You don’t need to be a comedian but a few light hearted comments can help humanise you to your audience. If you can win them over with a smile and a well-timed clever remark.
    36. 36. Keep It Short
    37. 37. Keep It Short  Avoid going off on tangents keep to the point. We’ve all had that teacher who goes on and on without caring about the interest or comfort of the class. Don’t be that Teacher and remember always leave them wanting more!
    38. 38. Be yourself
    39. 39. Be yourself  Remember that your audience wants you too succeed and do well so give them what they want by just being the best that you can be.

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