Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Five tips for speaking

Most people feel a little nervous before giving a speech. Practice and preparation can make it more bearable. Try these tips to make more effective presentations:

1. Know the room and the audience! Arrive early, walk around the speaking area, check out the lighting, and practice using any visual aids. Greet the audience as they arrive to turn strangers into friends.
2. Practice, practice, practice. If you are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with your material your nervousness will increase. Practice your speech and revise it if necessary.
3. Stay loose! Move your fingers, toes, arms, and legs. Make funny faces in a mirror. Keeping your body loose will help your mind.
4. Don't apologize. People want you to succeed and assume you will not make mistakes. Focus your attention on your message and away from your own anxieties.
5. Try, try, and try again! Experience builds comfort and confidence. Take every opportunity to speech and watch your fears melt away.


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