Hate Public Speaking? 5 Steps to a Better Speech

  • What is the purpose of the speech? Is it informational, or do you need to persuade your audience to a point of view? This will determine the research you need to do and how you will structure your presentation.
  • How long is your presentation supposed to be? Nothing is worse than being told you are running over time when you haven’t made all your points. Plus, you will lose your audience’s attention if you go too long.
  • Who is your audience? What do they know about the topic? If they understand the issues related to our subject, you don’t have to provide the basics. But if they don’t know much about the topic, you will lose them unless you describe things in detail and use jargon.
  • Can you use visuals to support your speech? There is no point in creating visuals if you can’t use them. Plus, it will impact how you explain your topic and whether you can use statistics.
  • Will others be speaking about the same topic before or after you?

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Dave helps aspiring leaders and organizations. He blogs on management related issues at www.DaveEdwardsMedia.com

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Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards

Dave helps aspiring leaders and organizations. He blogs on management related issues at www.DaveEdwardsMedia.com