As public speakers, it’s good to have a reminder of some of the things that go into our preparation to maximize our impact on the listener. Here are a few tips that will be great advice before your next speaking engagement.

  1. Speak with the intent to move people to action.
  2. Start strong with a hook or “grabber”.
  3. Structure your material into three sections.
  4. Practice. Practice. Practice!
  5. Know the audience demographic and what their tendencies are.
  6. Know the venue setup beforehand.
  7. Relax and be yourself. Tell stories.
  8. Visualize yourself successfully presenting.
  9. Pauses can be a good thing.
  10. Don’t apologize for mistakes.
  11. Smile but don’t overdo it.
  12. Get experience and build on it.

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