Public Speaking Tips

Preparing for the big debate

The rules for all good communication are to know and meet the needs of your audience. Public speaking is no different Рit is about audience, audience and audience.

Engage

-Know your audience – who you are talking to
-Bring them close – through your position, movement, tone of voice, eye contact, expressions
-Listen, watch and feel your audience respond to what you say and adapt

Entertain

-Launch your talk with a PUNCH
-Keep the pace fast and your voice and tone varied
-Use silence
-End with a CLINCHER

Enjoy

ENJOY yourself – and you will give a good performance and take the audience with you!

Tips for nerves

-Be yourself
-Know your subject
-Prepare your prompts

Watch pilot debate video