Fearless Public Speaking Lessons
Getting it right
ps1-1. Fearless public speaking
ps1-2. Remember why
ps1-3. Have something to say
ps1-4. Know your time limits
ps1-5. Research your topic
ps1-6. Write your introduction
ps1-7. The leave behind
Preparing your speech
ps2-1. Create your title
ps2-2. Start with your ending
ps2-3. Find your opening
ps2-4. Don't memorize, outline
ps2-5. Show, don't just tell
ps2-6. Hands on training
ps2-7. Speaking, not just words
Making your presentation
ps3-1. Room setup
ps3-2. Schmooze your audience
ps3-3. Get the right light
ps3-4. Silence is loud
ps3-5. Gaze not glance
ps3-6. Dress for success
ps2-4. Don't memorize it, outline it
Unless you are a trained actor, trying to memorize your speech can be the kiss of death for your presentation.
If you skip a line, no director can shout, "Cut!" What is more likely to happen is you will become flustered and lose your place. And it is all downhill from there.
Instead of getting bogged down in the details, pick one word that reminds you of each key point you want to make. Practice what you would like to say about each one and time it.
Compare that to the length of your speech and keep practicing until you reach your time goal. Add or subtract one-word reminders to make your address longer or shorter. Memorize only your opening and ending. This will save a lot of anxiety.
Again, do not write down the details. Record and talk for a few minutes on each key point. Then listen to it. It will remind you of things you meant to add or remove. Then try it again.
If you are unsure, plan to speak for five to seven minutes. Too short is better than too long.
ps2-4p. Don't memorize it. Outline it.
In the middle of your speech, you provide details and facts to show your audience that you know your stuff.
So when you get to your conclusion, they will be more open to your suggested call to action because they trust you have studied the subject.
But do not try to memorize the middle. Instead, give each essential item one word that is easy to remember.
Pick three words to cover three parts of your middle speech. Do not write the details down.
Instead, practice talking about each point for one minute. Keep practicing until you can discuss the three most important topics in one minute each.
Screenshot your three words. Then talk to the camera for 30-60 seconds on each item. Send no more than three minutes for three main aspects of your subject.