Public Speaking Help: Prep Work
Public speaking help: Here's a step-by-step guide to get you ready for your presentation.
Public Speaking Help:
1) Hunting and Gathering
Write down your
speech topic and some keywords you might find useful.
Jot down people you
could interview or other types of resources you may use.
Begin the interview
process (or your own research).
sites and/or people. Always give credit
for quotes or stats you may use in your talk.
Organize all of your
notes, interviews and research.
2) Analyze Your Audience
your audience, keep a file on it.
Write down what you
know about your audiences desires and how you can address that.
Try to anticipate
your audiences reaction. This will help
you prepare for any potential questions.
As you continue to analyze
your audience, be sure to write down thoughts and plans about delivering the
conclusion in a way that will make them feel good when they leave.
3) Writing Down the Bones of Your Speech
Begin your speech with the introduction.
After you’ve outlined the
introduction, begin to list the points of the speech that you want the audience
anecdotes, humor and inspirational words and thoughts to keep the audience
interested. Be sure to remind yourself to pause at key times in your speech.
Write the conclusion of your speech, listing the key points you
want the audience to know.
prepared for a question and answer session.
You’ll want to be able
to verify the facts that you’ve mentioned in
your speech and be able to mention names if necessary.
4) Editing and Practicing for Timing
• Take the time to
edit and revise your speech as much as needed.
• Look for the key
points (and pauses) in your speech. As you edit and revise your speech, be sure
you find the key points that you wanted to make and be sure they’re
in the right order for the most impact.
• Practice in front
of a mirror and (if possible) a recorder. It’s the best way to
perfect the delivery of your speech.
• Watch your body
language. Know how it works and use it
to your advantage.
• As you edit and
practice your speech, pay attention to the points that might cause questions or
challenges from the audience later on and be prepared.
5) Getting Rid of the Jitters
• Make sure your speech is
• Practice your method of delivery. If you’re going to read your speech verbatim, you should know
that you’ll be limited in how much you can engage the audience. You may want to
consider visual or audio aids to break the monotony.
• Check and double-check your help-notes and aids if you’re using them.
• Gather a friend or two and present the speech to them. Then, listen
to the helpful feedback.
• Visit the location (if possible) where you’ll be presenting the speech and rehearse for timing and
accuracy of the speech.
Public Speaking Help:
From Petrified to Powerful
Is public speaking fear your biggest fear?
Does even the thought of standing up in front of an audience bring you out in a cold sweat?
You are not alone! Surveys of people's worst fears consistently rank
giving presentations and speeches in the number one position. More
frightening than jumping out of a plane at 20,000 feet. Into a swamp
full of man eating alligators.
Ridiculous, isn't it?
What could be safer than standing in a room full of (mostly) friendly
people and sharing information and ideas with them? Especially if you
know your stuff and have done all the "right" things in preparation? Yet
here you are, acting like twenty man eating alligators are snapping at
your knees. Share information? Speak coherently and intelligently? You
must be kidding! I gotta run! Now!
How does this happen?
How public speaking fear works on you
For one reason or another, your brain has learned to provide you with the wrong unconscious response when you speak in public.
Instead of getting just the right amount of adrenaline and excitement to optimize your performance, you get a fear response like you're being attacked by a wild animal.
The good news is, this piece of "faulty wiring" can be fixed. And much more easily than you might expect.
As you relax and listen repeatedly to your downloads, you'll find that you:
- Feel a very welcome lessening of tension generally in your life (that old fear had its hooks everywhere)
- Notice that the thought of making a presentation or anything similar no longer troubles you
- Feel comfortable with the idea that you don't have to be perfect to be good
- Begin to feel a deep implicit trust in yourself to speak well, no matter what happens
- Start actually looking forward to having more opportunities to speak
- Enjoy that little spurt of adrenaline that signals that you are now ready to get out there and speak.
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