Category: Speech delivery
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
I am often asked for tips on how to give a speech without crying. At first, I assumed these people were just nervous or perhaps suffering from stage fright. However, I soon learned that it’s sometimes simply an overwhelming emotional experience to give a speech. This may be at a wedding, a funeral, or during a graduation party for example.
A speech introduction plays a big role in how well you manage to grab attention. The problem is that the majority of introductions lead the listeners to believe that the presentation is utter crap. If the beginning of your speech is dubious, your listeners will be frustrated. So, what is a good speech introduction? A good speech introduction draws the
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 practiced 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
I’m sometimes asked about what social anxiety disorder (SAD) is and whether it’s the same as social phobia. Since SAD is one of the subtypes of the stage fear, let’s have a closer look at them in today’s post! So, what is social anxiety disorder? Social anxiety disorder is a condition in which the fear of a situation where one
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 greater
An impromptu speech is something most people are afraid of even more than public speaking. There’s hardly any time to prepare, and, sometimes, this speech must be longer than just a few minutes. So, what is an impromptu speech? An impromptu speech is a speech which is given without any thorough preparation. It is five- to eight-minute speech with a
Story #1: A few years ago, in July, one student organisation invited me to do public speaking training. Speech preparation means many things, but, first off, calling the organiser and discussing things, which I did. The organiser promised that the room was perfectly suitable for 20 people, that the video projector and the screen were also there. A dream come
The fear of public speaking is one of the most common fears in people, so let us have a look at how to overcome the fear of public speaking. So, how to overcome the fear of public speaking? There are some less commonly used methods we will take a look in this article: Changing your thought patterns Using beta-blockers HearthMath
The stage fright is one of the most common fears in people, so let us today have a closer what is it. In this article, I will explain in detail what the phenomenon of performance anxiety is about. So, what is stage fright? It is specific communication-based anxiety resulting in a person experiencing physiological excitement, negative feelings, or certain behavioral
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