10 things you need to know as a public speaker
Know the room.
Be familiar with the place in which you will speak.
Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practice using the microphone and any visual aids.
Know the audience.
Greet some of the audience as they arrive.
It’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers.
Know your material.
Practice your speech and revise it if necessary.
If you’re not familiar with your material or are uncomfortable with it, your nervousness will increase.
Ease tension by doing exercises.
Visualize yourself giving your speech.
Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear, and assured.
When you visualize yourself as successful, you will be successful.
Realize that people want you to succeed.
They don’t want you to fail.
Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative, and entertaining.
They are on your side!
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