Give a Great Speech--it's Easy!

You've probably heard that public speaking is an important skill and that everyone should know how to make a speech.

It can be intimidating at first. Here's how to give a great speech.

Don't worry about forgetting those important points--bring notes!
Bring notes with you.

Before the Speech

First, you need to get over the fear of speaking in front of a group of people. There are several steps you can take to make sure this happens:

During the Speech

This visual aid illustrates that butterflies that will fly away when you just get started!
What about visual aids?

Start talking. Even the best speakers experience "butterflies." In fact, they say it helps them deliver good speeches!

Recognize that the butterflies will be there and just start your speech. They'll go away.

As you're speaking, use a natural tone of voice, and move around a bit. Don't stand as still as a statue.

It's natural to take a few steps to the side, backwards or forwards now and then. Just don't overdo it by constantly pacing around the front of the room. Act natural. If you prefer to stand still click here for some ideas.

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