Public Speaking Tips By Gina Aprilliawati Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com
Topic:Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain Note: this tips are also good for the beginner level
Preparation is key Take your time crafting the speech so that it flows logically and is illustrated with stories and examples. Practice it out loud, until you’re comfortable.
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR PARTICULAR AUDIENCE WANTS TO HEAR. Are they craving new information? Insights? What problem do they hope to solve? Give them what they want and need.
WATCH VIDEOS OF SPEAKERS As you watch, pretend you’re the speaker. Get used to what it feels like to have all eyes on you.
IF YOU CAN, VISIT THE ROOM WHERE YOU’LL BE SPEAKING Practice standing at the podium, looking out into the rows of seats.
KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES AS A SPEAKER If you have a great sense of humor, use it. If you’re not a natural cut- up, don’t try to be. Instead, focus on what you do best.
PUBLIC SPEAKING IS A PERFORMANCE, Think that you are an actor on a stage
GET A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH. Study it. How was it constructed? What kind of opening and closing were used? How were examples presented? How did the speaker engage, inspire and educate the audience?
SMILE AT YOUR AUDIENCE AS THEY ENTER THE ROOM This will make you feel relaxed, confident, a nd connected.