What is the secret of those outstanding speakers who are able to deliver a brilliantly effective talk, whilst appearing hardly to refer to a note?
Invariably, the answer lies in the amount of preparation undertaken beforehand. Good speeches are seldom the result of impromptu flashes of inspiration - they are much more likely to result from thorough research of the subject matter, followed by careful planning of the final content and structure of the speech itself.
- Identify their audience
- Create a basic outline
- Organize their ideas
- Flesh out their presentation
- Find the right words
- Prepare all the details
- Overcome nervousness
- Deliver a polished, professional speech
- Handle questions and comments effectively
- Presentation skills and techniques