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There are a bunch of public speaking related questions that I keep hearing (and probably will keep hearing) during my training sessions or business consulting sessions. Usually these are the same types of questions and therefore I call them “Frequently Asked Questions about Public Speaking” Here are my top 22 most common questions about this topic. 1. Why is public
Congratulations you’re about to retire. That’s good news, I hope, for you. And now you have the opportunity to give a farewell speech. This may be the last business speech you ever get. Therefore, it is time to talk about retirement speech. Let’s make it a good one. So, how to make a good retirement speech? It is a speech
If you are a fan of the TED talk format, you may have noticed that most of these speakers give a killer speech without the use of any notes. Maybe you want to learn how to do that, but you’re not sure where to start. After all, the thought of speaking without any notes may seem daunting and nerve-wracking to
Even if there is no official videographer for your upcoming speech, it is very likely that someone in attendance will be recording on their smartphone or other mobile device. You may be shocked to learn that even the most experienced public speakers can get nervous when they realize their every move is being recorded for posterity. But by the end
While we’ve already explored the topic of speaking without notes here on my site, I’ve figured I should add a piece about speaking with notes. After all, there is nothing wrong with using notes in a speech, and it is the preferred method of many speakers. I know that there are a lot of times when I choose to use
In my experience, a lot of my public speaking students give much more attention to how they start their speech rather than how to end it. Many of them don’t realize that how you end a speech is of paramount importance, too. After all, the last things your audience hear from you may make the biggest lasting impression. What are
Whether it’s your first speech or your hundredth, you might be feeling the anxiety build as you stare at a blank page. You need to wow your audience, but you’re not sure how. It can be stressful to create a moving speech from nothing, but you’re not alone. Below, I’ve compiled a killer list of speech writing tips from seasoned
When you think about speaking in public, you may have visions of standing in front of a crowd with your notes scattered on the podium in front of you. But how do you nail a speech in a situation where you do not or can not have notes? Believe it or not, but this is a question I get all
First of all, what the heck is elevator pitch and why do we need to do it? So, what is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch is a well-thought, meaningful, and repeatedly practisced brief (about 30-60 seconds long) overview of who you are, what you offer, and how your partner can benefit from it. An elevator speech is generally a
Just about a moment ago, you found out that you need to make a speech at an important event in a few weeks, but you don’t have a clue what to do. The only clear question in your head is, „How to write a speech that the listeners will be interested in? What should I do?” So, how to wrtite
How to make a presentation is the one question every good speaker should ask themselves. Situations and listeners vary greatly, which means that even professional speakers shouldn’t ignore it. So, how to make a presentation? It’s always up to the speaker to decide how to make a presentation and find out what listeners like. At first, it may seem like
The issue with so many public speakers is that they don’t prepare their speech in a listener-focussed manner, so they’re not aware of the needs, expectations, prior knowledge of the listeners, etc. This, in turn, results in the speaker communicating with the audience either at a very basic level or, vice versa, at a very complex and incomprehensible level. Even
In the case of a good persuasive speech, the speaker’s argumentative skills matter. You may well have the best arguments in the world, but if you don’t know how to present them, they may not be particularly useful. To persuade the audience, you need thought-through and well-prepared arguments. So, what is a persuasive speech? The main objective of a persuasive
The poorer your preparation is and the less work you do, the greater the probability that no-one can relate to your speech, in a way that will make the audience forget you already during your presentation. So, how to practice a speech? A well prepared speech means practicing. The poorer your preparation is and the less work you do, the
Hi! My name is Janek Tuttar, and I am the founder and author of SpeakAndConquer.com.
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