Techniques for great speeches

There are eight basic guidelines every presenter should use:

1. Acknowledge You Have an Issue with speeches

Isn’t this constantly the 1st action? Even the very best presenter will tell you that he has room for improvement.  You may understand your content, and you might talk efficiently and with poise, but generally there is a big difference between speaking and presenting information in a means that truly gets your point across.

2. Develop a Very Good Starting for your speeches

One needs to grab ones audience’s understanding at the very start.  Begin your speech by speaking about something interesting: Offer an astonishing figure, inquire a question, make a declaration, or use an insurance quote to bring people in.

3. Organize Your Presentation

Just as you were taught in your second-grade English class, your presentation must have an apparent starting, a body, and a close.

4. Take Care of Yourself for your speeches

It seems simple, however you want to be at the top of your game.  Make certain you get plenty of rest the evening before your demonstration as well as that you eat a good meal.  Always have water available during your presentation

5. Own the Room for your speeches

If possible, show up at the presentation venue early.  This way, you’ll be in spot to accept your target audience.  Just as if you asked others into your home, you are the host, and instantly own the area.  Take a two- to three-second pause before you start your demonstration to focus and truly be in charge.

6. Connect With Your Audience for your speeches

You need to establish early on the reason why your audience should pay attention to what you have to state.

7. Keep In Mind, ‘Content Is King’ for your speeches

After establishing a connection, effective information is the most significant part of your speech. Make your presentation regarding your audience, not you. Your audience members are interested to hear about information that impacts them directly.

8. Ask for Honest Feedback for your speeches

Don’t take “nice job!”or “good information” to mean that your audience understood what you tried to say. Ask for sincere suggestions from trustworthy members of your audience.

Presentation skills
Barbara Gillman
Principal Member Voice Perfect
A.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L.
(Trinity College, London)


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