Want To Give A Great Speech? Here Are Top 20 Tips To Give Quality Speech

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Public SpeakingPublic speaking can be very stressful. It takes a lot of preparation, discipline and practice to make an effective speech.

Here are some tips which help you to give a quality speech.

  • Make simplicity count and if it is your first attempt, really keep it to the basics
  • Before going to give the speech, it is good to practice giving your speech – to friends, family, the dog, whoever will listen. The more you rehears earlier, the more comfortable you will be.
  • Have gusto – but not arrogance! Humility goes a long way to endear.
  • Always be true to yourself, authentic and at your personal best at all times.
  • Foster and inspire focus and concentration (for yourself and for your audience)
  • Use all nuances, tones and modalities of your voice range and ensure that everyone in the room can actually hear you.
  • If you do choose to bow, do so from the waist, not with your head or from the neck.
  • Step up and take some risks – embrace the opportunity, potential and make it a chance of a lifetime!
  • Be inspired and creative, individualistic and have fun with it (topic, style and opportunity)
  • Always be ready for the inevitable. Be ready to deliver much more that you intend to actually use. Sometimes you will forget, do not forget your notes!
  • Do not drown your audience in words or get swamped by them yourself.
  • Stick to your outline and refer to it often.
  • Ensure that you pronounce things property and articulate, taking time, effort and trouble to form and express words accurately and audibly.
  • Be as natural as you can be, guard against coming across as fake or insincere.
  • Accurate and fluent expression, vocabulary and phrases can be practiced and clarified, made to look natural and mastered. Practice in front of a mirror or with a friend and get some feedback.
  • Make simplicity count and if it is your first attempt, really keep it to the basics
  • Engage and warm up your audience is they are cold and seemingly non-responsive. ONLY you can turn the tide. Always have a few back-pocket things (like a good question or two, a joke or example up your sleeve!
  • If you do fail, ensure that you learn from it and not repeat your mistakes. Practice and put it down to experience.
  • Know when to stop and gracefully exit!
  • Do not be in a hurry or rush to finish! Take your time.

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