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  1. 1. Ten Tips In Public SpeakingFree Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. First, know your materialPick a topic you are interested in.Know more about it than youinclude in your speech. Use humor,personal stories and conversationallanguage – that way you won’teasily forget what to say. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Second, practiceRehearse out loud with allequipment you plan on using.Revise as necessary. Work tocontrol filler words; Practice,pause and breathe. Practice with atimer and allow time for theunexpected. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Third, Know the audience.Greet some of the audiencemembers as they arrive. It’seasier to speak to a group offriends than to strangers. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Fourth, Know the roomArrive early, walk around thespeaking area and practice usingthe microphone and any visualaids. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. Fifth, Relax Begin by addressing the audience. Itbuys you time and calms your nerves.Pause, smile and count to three beforesaying anything. ("One one-thousand, twoone-thousand, three one-thousand,Pause, Begin.) Transform nervous energyinto enthusiasm. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Sixth, Visualize yourself giving your speechImagine yourself speaking, your voiceloud, clear and confident. Visualize theaudience clapping – it will boost yourconfidence. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Seventh, Realize that people want you to succeedAudiences want you to beinteresting, stimulating,informative and entertaining.They’re rooting for you. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. Eighth, Don’t apologizeFor any nervousness or problem –the audience probably nevernoticed it. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. Ninth, Concentrate on the message – not the mediumFocus your attention away fromyour own anxieties and concentrateon your message and youraudience. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Ten, Gain experience Mainly, your speech should represent you— as an authority and as a person.Experience builds confidence, which isthe key to effective speaking. AToastmasters club can provide theexperience you need in a safe andfriendly environment. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 11
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