7 Ways to be a Great Speaker

Written by Jim M. Allen

1. Be Yourself

It's great to watch other successful speakers, to see what they do and how they do it. To be a great speaker in your own right requires you to develop your own style, to speak using your own voice. Be yourself when you speak and you can't help but be successful.

2. Be Bold

You might think that it takes boldness just to stand up and start talking, and it does, but there are plenty of speakers out there who come across like timid mice. Be bold as a speaker, confident in your abilities. Practice every day, give speeches whenever you can.

3. Be different

Successful speakers aren't like everybody else. There's something that sets them apart. Makes them stand out. They'rerepparttar speakers who do more than just stand inrepparttar 125565 front ofrepparttar 125566 room and talk at you.

4. Be funny

Successful speakers know how to be funny, that is: they know when and where to use humor in their presentations... and they aren't afraid to do so.

10 Tips to Preparing a Super Speech

Written by Jim M. Allen

1. Start early.

If you have to give a speech, start preparing it sooner not later. The more time you have to prepare,repparttar more confident you'll be.

2. Research your audience.

Find out everything you can about WHO you will be speaking to.... What things do your audience members have in common? What arerepparttar 125564 challenges they face? What is their education? The more answers you have to questions like these,repparttar 125565 more you can focus your talk to something that they'll want to hear.

3. Don't worry about being original.

If you speak passionately, from your heart, and believe what you say, it doesn't matter if you'rerepparttar 125566 first person or 15th to speak on your particular subject. The originality you provide is YOUR VOICE.

4. Keep it simple.

Smaller, shorter chunks of information are easier for audiences to absorb

5. Make them an offer...

Offer your audience a solution to a problem, a challenge to how they think or act, or an opportunity to learn something new. Create your speech around that offer ("Today I'm going to give you 3 tools to eliminate procrastination from your life forever...")

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