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My top 5 TIP’s on preparing for a speech

My top 5 TIP’s on preparing for a speech

This is the second in my three part series on how to give a great speech.  Here are my 5 tips on preparing for a speech.

TIP 1 – Rehearse in the mirror and out loud –  ‘you need to value the audiences time’ so be prepared and rehearsed.

TIP 2 – Practice the beginning and the end really well as this will ensure you can get into and out of the speech.

TIP 3 – Point Form. Set up what you are going to say in point form. Then next to each key point put a picture that will help jog your memory. This is called visual stacking. The more unusual and crazy the image is, the easier it will be for you to remember it. Practice from this page only.

TIP 4 – Affirmations. If you are a little anxious about presenting try affirmations. They must be said out loud in front of a mirror, making eye contact with yourself.

TIP 5 – Speak Slowly so your audience can digest what you are saying. If you have a tendency to speak fast as I do, practice speaking slowly ALL the time so you break the habit.

In the final post I will cover my TIPS on what to do and what to avoid when giving a speech. Stay tuned.

Yours in Design,


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