When you prepare for your speech or presentation, ALWAYS understand what your audience is thinking.
Most speakers fail to ask themselves these 3 questions about their audience before they speak.
Remember these 3 public speaking tips when preparing to speak!
Do you have a system to start your speech?
Many speakers start with the trivialities and thank you's. There is nothing wrong with saying thanks to the people that brought you in to speak. However, there are too many “Worn-out Welcome's” that speakers use that have been heard before.
Here is what happens when you start your speech the way that everyone else does: Your audience thinks “Okay, I have a few minutes before the speaker really starts their speech...let me (check my phone, run to the bathroom, whisper to my neighbor etc) for a few minutes.”
This happens all too often. Here's the good news – if you see something often, and you choose to do something differently, you will immediately stand out. And be remembered...
Here are 3 steps to note to start your speeches so that you will be unique, and memorable.
Are you nervous before you speak?
What is going through your mind?
When you speak, the internal chatter will start...it's inevitable. Use these 7 questions as guidance to help you to get into the proper frame of mind BEFORE you speak!!
It sounds simple, but many people don't know how to give or receive compliments effectively. Here's how to do it well!
Kwesi Millington helps youth and adult speakers to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.