Your audience is rooting for you. They want to benefit from what you have to say. Practice your speech standing up. Record yourself, play it back, and have friends or family critique you. Take deep breaths and realize that nervousness is normal. The secret to giving an excellent speech is to commit, prepare, and rehearse. Have fun, make eye contact with your audience, project your voice clearly, and be committed to what you are saying. Remember: the most effective way to communicate to your audience is with accuracy and energy.
Whether you’re speaking to 5 or 5,000 people, preparation, presentation, and persuasion are the key ingredients you need to include to make your speech effective. Your audience will judge your presentation within 30 seconds—studies showRead more