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Public Speaking 101

A workshop on public speaking for the residents of Irving College

Harshdeep Banwait

on 14 November 2013

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Transcript of Public Speaking 101

Public Speaking 101
Know Your Material
- Pick a topic you are interested in.
- Know more about it than you include in your speech.
- Use humor, personal stories and conversational language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say.
Practice. Practice. Practice!
- Rehearse out loud with all equipment you plan on using.
- Revise as necessary.
- Work to control filler words; Practice, pause and breathe.
- Practice with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.
Visualize yourself giving your speech.
- Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and confident.
- Visualize the audience clapping – it will boost your confidence.
Don’t Apologize
...for any nervousness or problem – the audience probably never noticed it.
Concentrate on the message
Not the medium
Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience.
Gain Experience
- Mainly, your speech should represent you — as an authority and as a person.
- Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking.
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