10 Tips For Successful
Public Speaking from Toastmasters
nervousness before giving a speech is natural and healthy. It shows you care about doing well.
But, too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here's how you can control your nervousness and
make effective, memorable presentations:
- Know the room.
Be familiar with the place in which you will speak. Arrive
early, walk around the speaking area and practice using the microphone and any visual
- Know the audience.
Greet some of the audience as they arrive. It's easier to
speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers.
- Know your material.
If you're not familiar with your material or are
uncomfortable with it, your nervousness will increase. Practice your speech and revise it
Ease tension by doing exercises.
- Visualize yourself giving your
speech. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice
loud, clear, and assured. When you visualize yourself as successful, you will be
- Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative, and
entertaining. They don't want you to fail.
- Don't apologize.
If you mention your nervousness or apologize for any
problems you think you have with your speech, you may be calling the audience's attention
to something they hadn't noticed. Keep silent.
- Concentrate on the message -- not
the medium. Focus your attention away from your
own anxieties, and outwardly toward your message and your audience. Your nervousness will
- Turn nervousness into positive
energy. Harness your nervous energy and
transform it into vitality and enthusiasm.
Gain experience. Experience builds confidence, which is the key
to effective speaking. A Toastmasters club can provide the experience you
Public Speaking Tips from Toastmasters
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or a colleague to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club!
|Kampong Ubi Toastmasters
(Formerly Known As Kowloon-Singapore
Open to all interested parties who
are over 18 years of age
||Kampong Ubi Community Centre, Level 3 Conference Room
10 Jalan Ubi Singapore 409075
Last Saturday, 2pm- 5pm
|Coming Meeting Dates:
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26 May 2018 (Sat)
30 June 2018
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