I hate it and do my best to avoid it...I hated taking speech class because I hate talking to adults and ppl my age. I do much better talking to kids hence why I am a preschool teacher
Confidence. Thinking on Your Feet. Commanding the Knowledge
organize your facts;mentioned it step by step, don't confused your guest...eye contact and style of conducting the presentation also important.....good luck:)
Public speaking is an art. You have to dress the part, move your eyes and hand, make sure to look around the room, etc. Choose your words, use props if needed, rehearse your speech, so not to sound like you're reading, know when to pause..I love public speaking.
Know your facts, speak clearly, look directly into the audience, be well organized. Avoid words like, um, ah, and - those words alone put me on alert that the person speaking is either very nervous or has no clue what they are going to talk about. If you have a chance prior to speaking, go up to the podium and get comfortable with your surrounding and test the microphone. The microphone is your friend.
Nervous speakers sometimes don't know what to do with their hands. Men may put their hands in pants pockets and jingle the car keys. Women may twirl their hair. To relieve this "what do I do with my hands?" problem, try putting one hand on the podium (if there is one) but don't give it a death grip.
The goal is to get enough practice in giving speeches so that the nervousness goes away (eventually).
Another source of self-confidence for nervous speakers is a collection of notes (keep them out of sight, if possible) as reminders--not as a script to read out loud.
If you really enjoy your subject, that goes a long way toward making the speech-making less painful.
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