Preparation and rehearsals are the basic foundation for an excellent speech. You should never ignore it. Practice you must as practice makes professionals. You’ve probably heard this a million times anyway.
90 percent of how well your talk will be is determined before you step on the stage. ― Somers White
How to practice a speech effectively? Yes, it involves doing some weird—standing in your living room talking to no one but your furniture. However, during your practice, remember that your goal is to create an emotional connection with the audience. Always ask yourself what you want your audience to feel or do as the last golden word escapes your lips. Building a relationship with your audience is the most powerful thing you can do as a speaker.
Now that you have gained some useful pointers on how to become a better public speaker, I encourage you not to stop here. Keep “sharpening your saw” by getting practical experience on public speaking. Grab the opportunity to speak in public as often as possible. The more stage time you accrue, the higher your self-esteem and confidence will become. Do purchase my book called Fearless Public Speaking at http://www.betterpublicspeaking.com/fearless-public-speaking-2/ This 11,500+ word book will give you more pointers towards becoming a seasoned orator. I look forward to that wonderful day in your life when you will become ‘complete’ and you will discover your true purpose in this world. May you discover it through your public speaking endeavors.