Practical public speaking 101

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Practical public speaking 101

  1. 1. Practical Public Speaking 101 BY GENE QUIOCHO
  2. 2. Calling  Passion and Purpose  Are you passionate about public speaking?  Do you possess skill and talent that support your desire for public speaking?  Can you imagine a life not involving public speaking?  First things first, are you passionate about public speaking?
  3. 3. Character  Moral or ethical strength.  Should you be speaking in a public forum?  Are you trustworthy?  Do people want to listen to what you have to say?  If people don’t trust you they won’t listen to you.
  4. 4. Content  Know your material  Are you a student of your topic?  Have you become a subject matter expert?  Are you a credible speaker of the subject?  If you don’t know what you’re talking about don’t say anything.
  5. 5. Confidence  Be bold and don’t let the crowd intimidate you.  Do you stay strong in front of crowds?  Can you adlib away from your notes if you have to?  Are you easily distracted?  You will rarely be in a speaking engagement where everything goes the way you planned.
  6. 6. Charisma  Personal magnetism or charm.  Are you excited about what you’re talking about?  Is the crowd excited about what you’re talking about?  Do you get the crowd excited about what you’re talking about?  Charisma is not about activity, it’s about motivation and inspiration!
  7. 7. Communication  You must use verbal and visual forms of communication to keep your audience attentive.  Do you connect with your audience?  Does your audience understand what you’re saying?  Do you have command presence?  If you’re not connecting with your audience than you’re not communicating.
  8. 8. Practice Makes Perfect“Prior practice prevents poor performance” -James Baker III-

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