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
ps1-6. Write your introduction
Write your introduction but have somebody else introduce you to the audience.
Prepare a one-minute introduction, no more than 100 words. Print it out on one side of the paper. Make it easy for the speaker to read your text two feet away. Most likely, they will be standing behind a lecturn.
The introduction aims to familiarize your audience with what is about to occur. This way, before you begin, they will already have a point of reference and be better prepared to understand your more detailed talk.
Your introduction should include who you are, the topic to be covered, why it is relevant to your audience, and what makes you qualified to deliver it. Write in the third person. "He/she/it will be speaking today, etc."
Your introducer should already have met you and be familiar with your written introduction and your experience in the field.
Make sure that any room or stage adjustments you need are taken care of before they start your introduction. In addition, make sure that all equipment you need is already prepared and tested.
Then make sure the person introducing you remains on the stage to greet you once they have finished. Once introduced, jump right into your talk.
ps1-6p. Write your introduction
Above is a speaker introduction. Write an introduction for a speech you might give, imagine it if you don't have any plans to speak in the near future.
Write it in the third person. "He" or "She," not "I."
Then make a video of yourself reading it as you would like the introducer to introduce you.
One minute long - and not longer. Practice it first to make sure it is not too long.
Note: Do not be afraid to brag!