In this article I’ll show you the five tips for public speaking that I used in high school. With these tips, I was able to go from being average at public speaking to delivering my school’s commencement speech as the best speaker in the class.
The first tip for public speaking is that we should always analyze the student’s competence. This starts with a simple observation of the student’s voice, body posture, and facial expressions. We want to make sure that they are comfortable enough in front of the class and they present themselves correctly.
Once we have assessed the student’s ability to present themselves correctly, we can move on to the next step. We should sit back and listen to the speech that the student will be giving. Then we should be able to identify the areas where they are lacking in their presentation.
The first area will be timing. Any student that will be delivering a speech will be nervous. You will want to speak slowly and deliberately. Make sure that your speech is not too long.
Once we have identified the need for time and presentation control, we need to keep in mind that we want to maintain the audience’s interest. Use humor in your speech. But make sure that it’s only a light joke and not a cutesy one.
After that, we need to make sure that the student is comfortable. One way to do this is to go ahead and have them sign a few things. But instead of doing this once, like I did, just let them do it on a regular basis.
Never allow a student to deliver a speech if they are not comfortable. It will only get embarrassing. After the first time, I found that I had to hold my breath to keep from laughing during the rest of the speech.
The main theme that I always use to start each speech is to make sure that I begin by telling my name. You don’t have to follow that example, but you should get it out of the way. Next, I need to make sure that I am the first person in the audience that has a name.
It’s easy to avoid the name thing, but it’s the most important part of the speech. You have to make sure that you stand out. If you walk up to someone without having to get up and introduce yourself, you’re a lot more likely to get noticed.
The second tip for public speaking is to make sure that I give a small introduction about myself. Give a little bit about me and the school I attend. You should always follow this up with a personal story that will make the audience get to know you.
Ensure that you show respect to the teacher. Don’t address them by their first name. Once you’ve done that, move on to the next person in the class and introduce yourself.
Lastly, make sure that you remember to use the restroom before delivering the speech. And then speak up a little bit before you have to say something. These five tips for public speaking will give you great confidence to get through public speaking and succeed in your career.