Preparation and Practice

In this podcast I cover the basics of getting prepared for a speech or presentation.

 

How long are you expected to speak?

What is the point I want to make with this speech?

Who and what is this speech for?

Just like an expert in any field, to be good at talking in public you need to practice. Some of us have skills that can be fine tuned and others avoid any opportunity to talk in public as we believe we “just can’t do it”.

Practice doesn’t have to be for a particular occasion. If you spend a bit of time in the car or on public transport, let a practice talk run through your head. You will find you get much better at putting your thoughts into a logical sequence if you are doing it every day – just like getting dressed.

 

 

For a written version of the main points of the podcast click here