Delivering a Successful Public Speech

Public speaking used to be something many people try to avoid and even dread. The trend seems to be changing now. As more schools, colleges and universities establish public speaking or debate clubs, the people of “Generation Y” and probably “Z” appear to be more confident to speak in public nowadays. It is also heart warming to observe many multinational corporations establishing Toastmasters Clubs in their organization for their employees. These employers have realized that it is crucial to train their employees in the art of public speaking in order Continue Reading →

Liven Your Audience in a Speech Presentation – 3 Ways

Let us explore 3 ways to liven your audience today. I once encountered an employee who refused a job promotion because the new job required her to speak publicly. If she had accepted the new post, it would have meant a 30% increase in her salary. Nevertheless, her fear of public speaking got the better of her. Today, she remains in her old job, happy, despite having to survive with a low salary 🙂 I am sure you have heard about the old adage that people fear speaking in public Continue Reading →

Time Management in Public Speaking

No one ever complains about a speech being too short. ― Ira Hayes You guessed right. Time and tide waits for no man. Timeliness is a very important aspect of delivering a speech. By ending your speech on time, you are showing respect to your audience. If you have superb command of vocabulary, planned your speech objectives well and rehearsed it in advance, yo should not have any problems in ending your speech on time. Under the best conditions, a person will concentrate on your speech for as many minutes Continue Reading →

9 Tips for Handling a Question & Answer Session

How you handle a question & answer session can often be the crucial factor as to how your presentation is viewed upon. If you’re pitching for business, then you better handle the questions properly. 1. Be prepared for questions – When you rehearse your sales pitch, anticipate what you’re likely to be asked and what your answer is going to be. If you have done the same presentation more than once, this should not be a problem anymore. Your previous experience in handling similar questions will give you the necessary Continue Reading →

6 Tips for a Keynote Speaker

As you rise to high levels of leadership in your community, you are bound to be invited as a keynote speaker to highlight some important occasion. You could be the keynote speaker or the guest of honor. This “career progression” is inevitable. It’s going to happen to you some day. You will be most likely selected due to your popularity and / or achievements. Your profession or nature of accomplishment must have been in some way related to the occasion in order for you to be invited. Regardless of the Continue Reading →