“I was amazed at how everyone improved over the day.”
Pam Gabriels, Director, Western Hearing Services
Perth Western Australia
Public speaking – just you, your microphone and your audience
Speeches are presentations, but, as visual aids aren’t used, they’re not very interactive. They’re perfect for motivating people. Here are 3 things to do to help you make great speeches:
Use the Power of 3
When you make a point, always use 3 items to exemplify it. For example, ‘She deserves your votes because she knows what she’s doing, she works hard, and she is as honest as the day is long.’ Never 2; never 4; use the rhythm in 3.
Silence adds drama. All great actors, comedians and speakers use it. It’s known as timing.
Don’t read your speech word-for-word
This is a big mistake. When you write your speech out you will use written language. That’s not how we talk to one another. Yawning audiences will greet your reading.