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 – it is about audience, audience and audience.
-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
-Launch your talk with a PUNCH
-Keep the pace fast and your voice and tone varied
-End with a CLINCHER
ENJOY yourself – and you will give a good performance and take the audience with you!
Tips for nerves
-Know your subject
-Prepare your prompts