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Speech Coaching Tips:

1. Write your very own introduction. Probably someone else is going to introduce you. Write the words yourself, making it brief, pertinent, emphasizing your credentials.

2. Know your audience. Make sure you know exactly who your audience, why they are there, and why they invited you to speak.

3. Check the setting. Check the facility before your speech to have a feel of the surroundings. Check the microphone, lighting, audio/visual equipment, and any other factors that may affect your performance. Meet the audience members as they arrive, this is a great way to build rapport and instant connection with them.

4. Start with a bang. More often, the first thirty seconds have the most impact. Don’t waste these precious seconds with “Ladies and Gentlemen” or a weather report. Start up with a startling statement, quote, brief story or a brainy joke.

5. Use humor with caution. Don’t start with a joke unless you are brilliant and good at delivering it. If you fail, you might likely lose any credibility you have. And if your only humorous material is at the beginning, the audience will be disappointed when you become serious.

6. Limit your topics. If you’re giving a half-hour speech, don’t expect to tell the audience everything you know. Pick two or three important points. Embellish your points with story and examples to help them visualize what you are saying.

7. Structure your information. You and your audience will remember your points better if you have a clear outline.

8. Use handouts. If your presentation involves statistics and analytical data, put them in a handout that the audience can refer to anytime. Don’t bore them by reciting a plethora of numbers. Stories are what make a talk memorable, lively and engaging.

9. Don’t read your speech. Establish eye contact with your audience. Write down key points or statements so you can refer to them, but deliver the rest of it spontaneously. Practice with a tape recorder or in front of friends and family.

10. End with a bang. Write a strong and memorable closing statement or vivid example. Then memorize it so, no matter what distractions may occur, you can always “bring it home.” When the time comes, deliver your closing line directly to the audience, then accept their applause.

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