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Public Speaking

If you’re managing a business, public speaking can be daunting, but with the right preparation and practice, you can become a confident and successful speaker.

This guide will provide you with the basics of public speaking, from how to prepare to best practices and examples.

How To Prepare for Public Speaking

Before you start speaking, it’s important to prepare. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

  • Research your topic thoroughly and make sure you understand it.
  • Write down your main points and practice your speech.
  • Know your audience and tailor your speech to them.
  • Prepare visual aids if necessary.
  • Practice your speech in front of a mirror or with a friend.
  • Be aware of your body language and practice using it to your advantage.

Best Practices for Public Speaking

Once you’ve prepared, it’s time to start speaking. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your speech:

  • Start with an attention-grabbing introduction.
  • Speak clearly and at a steady pace.
  • Make eye contact with your audience.
  • Use pauses for emphasis.
  • Be aware of your body language and use it to your advantage.
  • Be confident and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
  • End with a memorable conclusion.

Examples of Public Speaking

To help you get started, here are some examples of events where leaders captivated their audience with inspirational speeches:

  • Barack Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.
  • Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 United Nations speech.
  • Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 TED Talk.

These examples demonstrate the power of public speaking and can help you get started on your own journey.

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