Ten tips for successful public speaking by pyb17727


									                  TOP TEN TIPS FOR
                SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC                            V OL UM E 6      F e br ua r y 2 0 0 7
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                                                             City Tattersalls Toastmasters Club No. 5861

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WORLDWIDE REALITY.                                                                             tête-à-tête
 Ten tips for successful
 public speaking
The preparation process for a forthcoming speech to present at the club meeting
can be an exciting and sometimes challenging one.

Some effective tips on speech preparation are               available   on   the
www.toastmasters.org website. Below are the top ten:

    1.  Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in. Know more
        about it than you include in your speech. Use personal stories and
        conversational language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say.
    2. Practice. Practice. Practice! Rehearse out loud with all equipment
        you plan on using. Revise as necessary.
    3. Know the audience. Greet some of the audience members as they
        arrive. It’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to strangers.
    4. Know the room. Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and
        practice using the microphone and any visual aids.
    5. Relax. Ease tension by doing exercises. Transform nervous energy into
    6. Visualize yourself giving your speech. Imagine yourself speaking,
        your voice loud, clear and confident. Visualize the audience clapping –
        it will boost your confidence.
    7. Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be
        interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining. They don’t want
        you to fail.
    8. Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problem – the audience
        probably never noticed it.
    9. Concentrate on the message – not the medium. Focus your
        attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your
        message and your audience.
    10. Gain experience. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to
        effective speaking. The club meeting can provide the experience you              Many of us struggle sometimes with the speech
        need in a safe and friendly environment.                                         topic selection process. Julia Sztaba has some
                                                                                         interesting tips for us on page 2.

                                                                                         Thank you, Julia!

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Words to ponder over...
crux (n): The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
The crux of the matter; the crux of an argument
Lexicologist: Jagath Jayawaradana

Eloquent (n): having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech
Chomsky is not an eloquent orator, though he is a better speaker than he claims.
Lexicologist: Shehan Dias

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