Public Speaking Help: Prep Work

Public speaking help: Here's a step-by-step guide to get you ready for your presentation.

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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).

•      Choose reputable 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

•      Start researching 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 youve outlined the introduction, begin to list the points of the speech that you want the audience to know.

•      Use 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.

•      Be prepared for a question and answer session.  Youll want to be able to verify the facts that youve 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 theyre in the right order for the most impact.

•     Practice in front of a mirror and (if possible) a recorder. Its 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 fine-tuned

•     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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