Public speaking 101

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  1. nikki1 profile image58
    nikki1posted 9 years ago

    What are your thoughts..

    1. JulietduPreez profile image63
      JulietduPreezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Speak from the heart.

    2. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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

  2. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    Confidence. Thinking on Your Feet. Commanding the Knowledge

    1. nikki1 profile image58
      nikki1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      wow, got my attention.. 80

  3. Luciendasky profile image68
    Luciendaskyposted 9 years ago

    Be concise and clear and know your subject

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      mtsi1098posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree...and know the audience

  4. michelle.dragon99 profile image61
    michelle.dragon99posted 9 years ago

    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:)

  5. jiberish profile image70
    jiberishposted 9 years ago

    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.

  6. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    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.

  7. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Thoughts just spoil everything. No thoughts. smile

  8. patful profile image59
    patfulposted 9 years ago

    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.

  9. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    Experience more than anything else.

  10. kirwing profile image54
    kirwingposted 9 years ago

    Crazed writer, What genre of writing is your favorite?

    1. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Horror, mystery, mystery/detective, suspense/thriller, and fantasy. But my all time fav is Horror have a short story posted in a hub on here too big_smile

  11. kirwing profile image54
    kirwingposted 9 years ago

    I'm just getting into writing in that genre....I know of an awesome detective novelist who is so unknown and I'm not even into detective stories and he also has this vampire series....What's the biggest attraction to hub pages?


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