From the article: How to Write a Speech
Do you have tips for speaking in public? Whether it's a classroom or an auditorium full of onlookers we're facing, public speaking can be really nerve-racking. Your tips may be helpful to others who are facing an audience. Share Your Advice!
Don't Pick any dropoff
- do'nt try to pick a paper that fell off while you present your speech even if it is relevant to your presentation. If someone from the audience or an usher noticed and do, well, else keep going.
- —Guest Victor Ernest U.
- Do not afraid when talking to any one and make ur word to be rich.
- —Guest Habib Rabiu
- I know how hard it can be to speak in public, especially if you're nervous or you have stage fright. When I had to write and give a speech for the first time it was horrible. I had spoken in front of people before, but they were mostly kids younger than me. I had to give my speech in front of peers that I saw almost every day. My advice to you is to practice, lots, that way when it comes to giving your speech you won't be so nervous.
- —Guest Guidance
- I aniyah is running for stundent council it is very hard but have a postive attiude because you never know when your friends can get mad at you:) ?
- —Guest aniyah
- If you need to pause because you are nervous or have forgotten something, pausing while looking at the judge/teacher/audience can be one of the most effective ways to reinforce a point while trying to remember points.
- —Guest Elle
- When you are reading and trying to make eye contact, pick the people you are going to look at beforehand. You should definitely look at your closest friends in the class the most because they will help you relax. Also look at some random people you never talk to because to be honest you don't care about their opinions, so you'll relax. Don't look at anyone that intimidates you or that you have a crush on. Good luck! ;)
- —Guest jane :)
the way you shouldstand and look like
- most people get scared or stagefrite but i say scared what you need to do is not look at them in the eyes bad idea that just mackes you more scared so look at there forheads insted thats what helped me and stand strate up not slouch and speack loud allmost like yelling but not qwyet no get out there and win your self a good grade
- —Guest onstageant 5612
- When it is the day before your speech, don't stress! Maybe practice your speech once or twice, but at the most three times, and once right before the actual speech, and you are good to go.
- —Guest allie
Practice Your Speech
- When you are talking, think that there is no one else in the room expect for you. This will help you feel better.
- —Guest cool kid 2000
never go fast
- I find in impromptu speeches that you need to go slow but not that slow but not fast either and it helps if you look up at the audience as well
- —Guest v
Know Your Speech
- You have to know what you're talking about. Memorizing it and not understanding it has no benefit. If you forget your speech by accident, you will get a panic attack and your speech wouldn't go well.. trust me been there, done that. If you know your speech, you'll be able to some how present it.. because, you know the speech.. =D .. . LUCK!!!
- —Guest Nair, V.
- Now that's a problem with everyone! I know my speech by heart, but will still be nervous! Here's what I do: Look at your audience Take a deeeeep breath, relax. Know that even if you make a mistake, these people do not care. Trust me, it'll go just the way you planned. perfect :)
- —Guest Sushmitha
be your self!
- hi my advice is that if you have to give a speech or even state your point of view have faith in your self!tel your self that you can do it and belive me you would!
- —Guest amna
If you are nervous...
- If you are nervous, try to not focus on that hot guy or sombody you don't like or somebody because it will affect you emotionally and phyically as well 'cause obviously you're the center of attention and everyone is going to begin to wonder, and blah blah blah. You don't want that.
- —Guest ME =)
Take a breath, relax:)
- First, you have to take a deep breath and relax, keep your mind on the topic you are ready to do your speech on, if your speech is written down great, read through it at least once to make sure you know what your doing, next you must eyeball your audience, if your not comfortable with eye contact, skim the top of their heads, or the wall behind them, do not speak to fast, and also not to slow, do not read, but speak it, read your speech as if you ere speaking to your friends or classmates. Hope this helps.....Good Luck:)
- —Guest Sandra:)
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