Moving from Good to Great in Your Public Speeches

Kaizen is a Japanese practice of continuous improvement. Today, Kaizen is accepted worldwide as an important mainstay of an organization’s long-term competitive strategy. As a public speaker, you too need to “Kaizen” your delivery skills in order to remain relevant to your audience. Here are some tips on how to take your speech from good to great so that you continue to remain relevant. Research Your Listeners I am amazed at how some speakers will arrive for a speaking engagement without knowing anything about the audience they are about to Continue Reading →

Reach Your Audience As a Public Speaker – Four Different Ways

There are four different ways in which your audience will assimilate information. They are: visual, auditory, auditory digital, and kinaesthetic. While your listeners will process information using all four of these approaches at different times, each person will tend to depend on one of these approaches more than the other three. Therefore, if you want to reach into the heart and souls of everyone in the room, you will need to employ all four approaches. Visual Do you like to present with props, flip charts, PowerPoint or video clips? If Continue Reading →

Bringing Speech Presentations To Life

Presentation skills are the tools that enable us to bring a page of written text to spoken life. They are the means by which we animate words, infuse interest and develop rapport with the audience. Master the following 6 presentation techniques and you’ll have your listeners clinging to every word you utter. Speak To Their Ears Generally, people are taught to write for the eyes. For example, when writing a book you are writing for the eyes. However, when writing a speech the writing style has to change. Remember, your 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 →

Attention Grabbing Technique for Public Speakers

There are many attention grabbing techniques we can employ to keep the audience glued to us. Here’s a surefire method: Find some excuse to get someone on stage with you. When a member of the audience is on stage, trust me, the rest of the audience will concentrate fully for the following reasons: 1. They probably want to see what is going to happen to a fellow member. 2. Maybe they are mentally preparing themselves to be up on stage too. 3. Some of them may be worrying to death Continue Reading →