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
This chapter focused on putting yourself in the right frame of mind for preparing and delivering a speech to an audience.
We started with some confidence-boosting tips and exercises, set up the parameters of your remarks, and outlined your goals and subject topic.
By now, you should have a better idea of what goes into preparing to give a speech to an audience—a lot more than just getting up there and talking. The proper preparation will boost your confidence as you refine your public speaking skills.
In the next chapter Preparing your speech, we go into the details of putting together a compelling address to present before a live audience.
Prepare a one to two-minute report on what you learned in this chapter and explain how you might put it to good use. Give examples.
Since we cover how to put together and deliver a speech in the next chapter, it is OK to use notes to get by.
But you should not use notes explaining a future project. For that, you must speak with confidence and persuasion.
Reading from notes means you are not speaking from the heart. Your future audiences will notice that.