Let’s ponder upon the importance of keeping a speech short and simple. Here’s a famous quotation by Winston Churchill.
A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the essentials and short enough to arouse interest. – Winston Churchill
Winston my man, you cheeky fella, teasing the ladies with such a great “insight”.
Let me explain it this way. Serve the audiences’ needs, but logically speaking, you can’t solve all their problems. Cater your talk to induce self-discovery / self-realization in it. Create interest and buzz in your talk, but keep it short. Ask a lot of questions and let them figure the answers out themselves.
Good Luck in your next presentation.
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.
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