I absolutely love promoting women empowerment on my blogs. Therefore, if public speaking tips is what you need now, this is the right article for you!
Standing tall in front of a crowd and holding a speech can get really emotional. It’s hard to maintain the correct position and to nail all of your lines. However, I am here to teach you how to improve your public speaking NOW!
I’ve been put in a position where I had to speak in front of multiple people. I know how hard it can get. Everyone seems to analyse and critique your every move. Also, emotions can easily get in the way. But I’m 100% sure you can do it! It might take a few practice sessions before you head to the scene, but in the end, if you follow these steps you’ll do amazing.
1. Plan your speech
Planning my speech is literally my favourite part before heading to the meeting. You should firstly know your audience in order to know what is the tone of voice you’ll be using. For example, if there’s a small meeting with your colleagues, you can keep it casual. Moreover, you can add a few subtle jokes from here and there. But, if the meeting is important, you should keep a formal tone of voice and treat your speech seriously.
You can also pay attention to the length, you don’t want to bore anyone after all!
And most importantly, don’t forget to start your speech powerful!
2. Practice makes it perfect
Excellence is not an art. It is the habit of practice.Aristotle
If you want to nail it, you’ll have to practice over and over again. A nice exercise that can make practicing a little funnier is to pretend there’s an audience in front of you and to read your speech out loud. You can even dress up in order to trick your brain into thinking it’s real. However, if you feel like this exercise isn’t working out for you, I have another one! Go find a mirror and read it to yourself! Don’t be embarrassed and get rid of all of the emotions.
While you’re practicing you’ll have to use the same gestures you’ll like to use on the stage. Maybe you can walk a bit, use hand gestures in order to make your speech powerful and don’t forget about facial expressions! You’ll have to work on all of these things!
3. Feedback is always a good idea
After you’ve practiced alone, there’s time for you to start holding your speech in front of some real people. Ask one or two of your friends or family members to help you. Hold your presentation in front of them and at the end ask for their opinion. Don’t forget that negative feedback is also very helpful. Not only this exercise will help you get rid of a few emotions, but it’ll also help you improve your technique. Listen to your loved one’s pieces of advice and track your progress! A little women empowerment is always welcomed after all!
4. Notes can get in the way?!
Many people tend to bury their heads in the notes while they are holding the presentation. In order for this public speaking event to work out great you’ll have to make a connection with the audience. This action is impossible if you can’t make eye contact with the people who are listening to you. Moreover, your speech will seem unnatural if you read it or learn it from scratch. The best way to hold an oration is to create a conversational atmosphere between you and your public. I know it’s quite hard, but I’m also sure you’ll get there sooner or later.
Take your time! I’ve seen people that tend to talk really fast and lose the audience’s attention on the way. No one’s rushes you. Therefore, make sure you’re breathing correctly and taking pauses when necessary. Take your breaks strategically. For example, you can take one right after important points. This way, you can let the people make time to think about them. Let all the information sink in and begin again. Your speech will be much more professional and the people will understand your point of you better.
That’s a tip that will help you prepare before getting up on the stage. Talk with your friends or your loved ones before the presentation. Let women empowerment do its job and enjoy a boost of confidence. Sometimes, some nice words is all that you need in order to get rid of the excessive amount of emotions. The people around you will do wonders with your confidence. Therefore, you’ll get up on stage radiating happiness and success. Don’t be afraid of failure, I know you can do it!
7. Don’t be too hard on yourself
Relax. Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are living and learning. Forgive yourself and grow from the experience.Ankit Verma
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how well you did on your speech. Remember that you have great things to learn from all of your experiences, therefore you should see it as another achievement. And remember that the next time is always going to be better! Don’t overthink the way your speech is going to go! Just let it be!
All things considered, I believe this women empowerment article is really helpful in increasing your confidence for the next speech you’re going to hold. I know you can do it! If you have other questions remember you can always slide in my Instagram DM’s ( @notagirlygal ).
Until next time,