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How To Prepare For Excellent Public Speaking

Aug 18, 2007
Public speaking can be a challenge for many people. A lot of us may not think that they will have to speak in public but once they have to, the lack of experience and fear will lead them to nervousness and they will not be able to speak after all. This article will talk about the simple steps to prepare yourself for any event of public speaking so that you can effectively deliver what you want to the audiences. Also, success in public speaking will help boost your confidence and enhance your success in other areas in your life. The steps of the preparation include:

1. Prepare yourself mentally.
We need to be ready in our mind before you go into the stage in public speaking. The mind preparation may be a long process before you actually speak. Bear in mind that the audiences do not want you to fail. You want to be yourself when you are out there so that you can deliver your message in the most natural way. Know that the public speaking skill is not born but the process to practice. Everybody has a starting point in their speaking and a lot of them can do it good because they can master their mind to cope with the fear of public speaking. Those people who are good at public speaking also had fear when they started but they understand their message well and know the process. After a few times of practicing, the fear will disappear. You can use this technique also. Prepare your mind by thinking that the process can be learned and practiced and you are on the way to your success in public speaking.

2. Prepare the content you are going to talk about.
You need to know your content that you want to deliver to your audiences very well. Know it inside out. Prepare your content including other necessary tools for example PowerPoint, handouts, or movies to be shown. Make it short and in presentable manner. You may prepare your short notes to be used on stage if you are not sure that you can remember the whole thing. You need to write up the purpose of this presentation. What do you want the audiences to know and feel? How do you make this happen? In what way you can present make the most effective way to convey the message? You need to think this through before you go onto the stage. How are you going to know this? You can learn this by watching other successful speakers. Watch the TV and see how the moderator of a program acts. See how he talks and act. See how he dress and how he deliver his content. Preparation of your content is one of the major factors that determine your success in public speaking.

3. Prepare for the questions from the audiences.
Think of yourself as an audience. What would you ask if you hear this? This does not necessarily have to be a real Q&A session. But you need to prepare to read the mind of your listeners. What should come up to their minds? Prepare the answers to those questions. You need to know your audiences well enough to understand and find out this point. Who are coming to your speaking event? After knowing your audiences' profile you will make this preparation easier.

4. Prepare yourself physically.
Do not be sick on the speaking event. Sick speaker will not impress his audiences. Neither he will be able to deliver his message well. Prepare yourself in good shape before you go on the stage. Learn how to use the voice from your stomach will be one of the advantages. If you do not know how to do it, you may ask a good singer. Most of the good singers need to use their voice from their stomach using the movement of their diaphragm. Dress properly to the event. Prepare your dress in advance so that you will not hook up with this activity near your speaking day.

5. Visualize yourself to be successful in this speaking event.
Making visualization is one of the most powerful tools to attract the result you want. Visualize yourself successful on stage and the audiences stand up and give you a big ovation. See it clearly as it is happening in front of your eyes. Visualization will help you attract successful speaking according to the law of attraction. You may want to use some background noise to help boosting visualization process. That will accelerate your attraction. They are many in the market at reasonable price. Get one of them and see the affect of the attraction by yourself.
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Jim Somchai
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