Seven Principles For Effective Public Speaking

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Seven Principles For Effective Public Speaking

  1. 1. Seven Principles For Effective Public Speaking Facilitated by Gary Ryan Organisations That Matter® ©Copyright Organisations That Matter® 2014
  2. 2. Principle 1 What’s the point?
  3. 3. Principle 1 What’s the point? Know your core message
  4. 4. What’s the point? 1. Know your key message 2. Tell them what you are going to tell them 3. Tell them 4. Tell them what you told them
  5. 5. Principle 2 What’s the point? Nerves are okay
  6. 6. Principle 2 Nerves are okay Nerves are normal – it’s how you interpret them that matters!
  7. 7. Principle 2: Nerves are okay Be yourself! Be genuine Nerves are normal - It is how you interpret them that matters Nerves are your body’s way of preparing – harness this energy Self talk is critical • “I’m nervous because I care!” • “I’ll be right once I get going” • “If I get stuck I’ll repeat my core message”
  8. 8. Principle 3 What’s the point? Nerves are okay Plan, prepare & practice
  9. 9. Principle 3 Plan, prepare & practice Everything flows from proper planning, preparation & practice
  10. 10. Plan • Time • Message • Venue • Equipment • Stories/examples • Storyboard Prepare • Know your audience • Dress standards • Protocols • “What if....?” • Arrive early and test • Notes – self/audience Practice •As much as possible •Record yourself •Imagine success!
  11. 11. Storyboard • Housekeeping & preparationWelcome & Introduction • TipsPrinciple 1 • TipsPrinciple 2 • TipsPrinciple 3 • TipsPrinciple 4 • TipsPrinciple 5 • TipsPrinciple 6 • TipsPrinciple 7 • Contact details/call to actionThank you and close
  12. 12. Principle 4 What’s the point? Nerves are okay Plan, prepare & practice Use & develop your voice skills
  13. 13. Principle 4 Use & develop your voice skills Use your voice to engage your audience
  14. 14. Principle 4: use & develop your voice skills Your voice is like a musical instrument Speak to ‘the back of the room’ Speak to people – spot them and speak to them – just for a moment When telling stories, step in/out of character Use the power of silence
  15. 15. Principle 5 What’s the point? Nerves are okay Plan, prepare & practice Use & develop your voice skills Body language matters!
  16. 16. Principle 5 Body language matters! Ensure that your body language is consistent with your message
  17. 17. Principle 6 What’s the point? Nerves are okay Plan, prepare & practice Use & develop your voice skills Body language matters! Perform!
  18. 18. Principle 6 Perform! Public speaking is a performance – so perform!
  19. 19. Principle 6: Perform! Taps in to all the other principles Perform – but BE YOURSELF! Share real stories/examples ‘make the song your own’
  20. 20. Principle 7 What’s the point? Nerves are okay Plan, prepare & practice Use & develop your voice skills Body language matters Perform! Master technology!
  21. 21. Principle 7 Master technology! From PowerPoint to clickers to microphones
  22. 22. Principle 7: Master technology Microphones Screens Lights PowerPoint/Keynote Remote Clickers Contingency Plans
  23. 23. PowerPoint/Keynote Minimise text – talk to your slides Provide handouts instead of all slides Aim for 1 message per click When complex ‘Build the slide’ – animation Use images to support the message Minimise ‘dot points’ (Convert to Smart Art) Use pictures/models
  24. 24. Connect with me Gary Ryan @garyryans www.facebook.com/YesForSuccess www.orgsthatmatter.com www.planforpersonalsuccess.com

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