5 Tips for Sucessful Speech before Public

in Practice

There are a series of step you can do to become an influential speaker. They consist of setting your aims, finding main points, visualizing each point and highlighting a particular point; and then how to acheive each aim, each point, when giving the speech.


A good public speaker has these well-oiled weapons in her public speaking arsenal.


Body Language

Studies show that up to 80% of a message is received through body language. You want to appear totally engaged, relaxed and enthusiastic. Practice in front of a mirror; in front of friends or family, with a trusted colleague, or a coach.


Eye Contact

Eye contact is a specific form of body language mastery, establishing rapport and conveying sincerity, and honesty.


Voice Modulation

After body language, how you say something is almost more important than what you say. Don't just read or recite your speech... sing it. Like great music, great speeches have moods, tone, rests and rhythm. And like great musicians, great speakers practice practice their instrument-the voice.



Everyone learns things differently. It's quite popular in schools today to rank a child's primary 'learning style'- does the child learn visually, aurally, or physically.


The point isn't to teach using just one style, but to leverage all styles.


Aids - used correctly- will beat audience boredom, clarify simply what might otherwise be a complex subject, and help your audience zero in on your targets.


Use traditional visual aids like graphs, charts, posters, slides or handouts; or appropriate message and story reinforcing non-traditional aids like toy cars or different size bottles. Are you brave enough to take off your shoes to make a point?


Use popular music. Play a CD or sing a song.



Whatever you do, there's no way around this one. Your audience will 'smell' your fear and uncertainty. Practice, practice, practice. With practice comes confidence. And no, it's not about memorization. It is about being comfortable with yourself, with your subject matter, and with your level of preparation. Remember these two things- in any given audience, most, if not all, people want you to succeed; and the worst that can happen is that you walk away from the speech with a few 'good to know for next time' lessons.


Whatever you are doing, Be the Hero.


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Mark H Daniels is a B2B and B2C Sales Consultant, Copywriter, Author and Speaker specializing in simply better selling by refining existing messages, stories, and presentations, and designing new ways to present your company and product that has prospects and customers thanking you and making decisions in your favor.

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This article was published on 2010/08/11