I. Getting it right
ps1-0. Introduction 1:07
ps1-1. Fearless public speaking 1:16
ps1-2. Remember why 1:41
ps1-3. Have something to say 1:54
ps1-4. Know your time limits 1:39
ps1-5. Research your topic 1:08
ps1-6. Write your introduction 1:37
ps1-7. The leave behind 0:42
ps1-8. Review 0:59
II. Preparing your speech
ps2-0. Introduction 2:04
ps2-1. Create your title 0:27
ps2-2. Start with your ending 0:36
ps2-3. Find your opening 0:28
ps2-4. Don’t memorize, outline 1:29
ps2-5. Show, don't just tell 0:28
ps2-6. Hands on training 0:28
ps2-7. Speaking, not just words 0:29
ps2-8. Review 1:30
III. Making your presentation
ps3-0. Introduction 1:03
ps3-1. Room setup 1:24
ps3-2. Schmooze your audience 1:30
ps3-3. Get the right light 2:04
ps3-4. Silence is loud 0:49
ps3-5. Gaze not glance 0:25
ps3-6. Dress for success 1:18
ps3-7. Review 0:58
IV. Course review
ps3-5. Gaze not glance
As you speak, make eye contact with individuals in the audience. And make sure you cover the width of the room. Don't just address one side of the room. Show that you are including everyone. Talk to someone, don't just glance at them.
Above: This speech took place in a conference room with the audience close at hand.
Note how the speaker looks around the room while speaking. He is talking directly to individuals one at a time, not to a group.
Note also how he covers left and right and will continue to do this throughout his speech
Place three chairs around the room. Practice a one-two minute speech on a subject you already know: what you are wearing, what you had for dinner last night.
While talking, make eye contact with the chairs as if they were people in the audience. But do not just glance. Speak to them.
Complete a sentence before moving on to another member of the audience.
Be sure to speak to someone left and right, front and back.