Five easy tips for those who have to stand up and speak at short notice
Five easy tips for those who have to stand up and speak at short notice:
1 – Think audience – what do these people need from you right now? What do you want them to take away / to do as a result of having heard you?
2 – Think aim and objectives – what are you intending to achieve here? Do you want to inform, inspire, entertain them? What will they be able to do differently after you speak?
3 – Think body language – stand up straight, make eye contact round the room and smile.
4 – Think voice – Breathe out, then breathe in half way from your diaphragm, not your chest, and speak a little more slowly than nerves may want you to.
5 – And always … Keep it short and simple!
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