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How To Give A Speech Without Sounding Like A Total And Complete Idiot
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How to Give A Speech Without Sounding Like A Total And Complete Idiot

Please excuse the title, I haven't had my breakfast this morning and I am kind of cranky.

How did that above sentence make you feel? Did it make you laugh? Did it make you consider reading more? Whatever emotion it made you feel let me welcome you to the world of power(that is the power of words). It is crucially important that you understand that words, how you phrase them, and how you as the speaker(or writer) can sway your audience. Before we dive right into speaking it is important that we are prepared to speak. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it can not be overstated. In whatever field of endeavour you try to undertake, you must be prepared to do so. A doctor can not perform surgery without knowledge of the aliment, the right tools to be used, as well as some general knowledge of what location of the body the aliment is in.

Preparing for a speech.

So you have a speech to give eh? Well, here is some tips and tricks to help you prepare for the speech at hand.

That old cliche of practice makes perfect applies to this, but the question is how do you practice?Luckily for you Im such a great guy. The absolute best way to practice for anything you want to do, is to practice it in a setting either exactly like it or as close to the real situation as possible. In other words if you want to practice for basketball, you must go to the basketball courts and practice basketball. Its the same for giving a speech, you may not be able to use the actual room to practice in, but you can get friends or family(maybe a lazy cat or dog) to sit down and listen to your speech.

Another important part of practice is feedback. Yes, good old criticism, its something that can build your speech to heights you did not believe. Feedback actually allows you to hear some of the issues that your speech has even before it is actually presented, the beauty in this is it allows you to fix certain flaws in it as well as hear some of the great parts your speech has to give as well.

Another great tip for those of you how maybe right brained, is to visualize yourself giving the speech. You want to visualize yourself being the ultimate speaker the smooth, confident, charismatic and slightly sarcastic speaker that you truly are. Practice this; Go up to your best friend and talk to them about the most fun night you guys have ever shared together, feel how good it felt to talk about it, look at the excitement in their face and the good feelings that are shared. Truthfully speaking you are already a masterful speaker you've had your whole life to practice it so....Relax.

The last tip I will give you may seem kind of negative, but bear with me. Its not the best thing to think about, but most authors never dare to speak about it, I feel that it is important to address; that not everyone in the audience will enjoy your speech. I am sorry to tell you this, but some might find your speech boring, unoriginal or may have other things going on in their lives that wont allow them to focus on your speech. The key to overcoming this is not to focus upon this person and to get into the flow of speaking. Keep in mind their is no perfect speech, nor perfect speaker your point in speaking should be to inform, enlighten and possibly entertain those in the audience who are willing to listen to your message.

All that is left now is to actually put these tips into practice and finally give the speech. I found in my times of giving speeches that when I was most passionate about what I was presenting that the issues associated with speaking went away. Passion is the one thing you can not practice, because it is already their, its similar to how I feel now I am passionate about helping people through my writings which is the reason why I continue to write.

I have given you all these tips now for one of my favorite tricks to do while presenting.

When your scared look them in the forehead?????

Yes, thats right anytime you feel intimidated try looking at the audience's foreheads, to the audience you are looking them in the eye, but to you it is just a harmless forehead. Practice this trick with the tips I have given above and you are a sure success.

Wow I wrote all of this...hmmm guess I earned my breakfast, until next time all love.

~Prince Stringer~


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