While there are many people who can get up in front of a group of people and talk, very few do it properly. Learning the tricks behind impactful public speaking is simpler than you probably think.

Factor in all of these points

As mentioned in CNBC’s article, “Bad at public speaking? The trick is to distill your message to these 15 words, says speech trainer”, you’ll want to make sure that you know the answer to all of these points before you get up in front of anyone.

  • Who is your audience? Understanding who you are talking to will help make sure you use the right words, phrasing, tone and create the right “stage presence” when you get up there.
  • Why are you talking to them? It’s also important to make sure that you know why you’re getting up to talk to them. Is it to share news? To explain data? Keep this core concept in mind.
  • How can I say this as simply as possible? From word use to complexity of ideas to the actual length of your speech, keep it as simple as possible. No one wants to listen to you blather on for 3 hours when the same thing could be said in 3 minutes!

Being a great public speaker has nothing to do with your personality, with overcoming shyness or learning to act confident. It’s a technical skill that nearly anyone can acquire, just like cooking.

Interested in getting more tips to help you succeed? Take a look at CNBC’s article here!


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