Your public speaking is a little different than other people’s. It’s not just a matter of having a skill set, as there are many unique skills and traits that you have to take into consideration when you are giving a speech. These tips will help you get the most out of your speech and avoid bad mistakes.
First, practice the speech until it is perfect. The more prepared you are, the better the speech will be. Practice for a few weeks before giving it so that you can learn about what to do and what not to do. This is really an important thing to remember when giving a speech.
Second, you want to practice the speech in real-time. When you are giving a speech, your mind is a bit foggy. When you are not paying attention to what you are saying, your brain tends to fill in the blanks with thoughts. One of the best ways to start this process is to read your speech aloud. Practice reading the speech out loud so that you can read it slowly and clearly.
Third, you want to read your speech out loud for future public speeches. There is nothing worse than forgetting a word and having someone come up to you after the speech and have to repeat what you said. By reading it out loud, it will help keep you from using your “trick of the trade” where you find your brain makes the decisions for you.
Lastly, practice. This tip can be the most important tip for any speech. As a matter of fact, this will be the first and the most important tip because you are practicing over again and need to be able to make mistakes and improve your speaking skills.
You want to practice so that your speech is fresh in your mind. If you are having trouble coming up with a topic for your speech, think about something that you have never thought about before. This can help to get your juices flowing and help you know what to talk about.
Read your speech out loud for practice and go over it several times. You will find that your voice will change when you do this. It can be easy to read your speech and forget about it, but when you do it over, your voice will change as your memorize what you are saying.
Finally, practice for your next public speaking. You want to be aware of how you sound when you talk, especially when you are giving a speech. Everyone has a different voice, but your accent can be hard to catch.
Using your iPod or MP3 player is a good resource for helping you to memorize what you are saying. You can pick songs that have several speakers in them and just practice reading them. The more you do this, the better you will become at this.
When you are trying to figure out what goes wrong with your speech, or even when you are trying to perfect public speaking, it is very important to try not to put too much pressure on yourself. When you feel pressured, it makes it harder to think clearly. It can even make your nerves worse, which will hurt your confidence and cause your speaking skills to suffer.
Stress can cause other problems. Find ways to relax. You want to give the best presentation you can, but you also need to prepare and practice and remember to enjoy yourself.