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25 Public Speaking Skills Every Speaker Must Have by Andrew Dlugan Published: Oct 31st, 2007 Inspired by 25 Skills Every Man Should Know, I pondered

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25 Public Speaking Skills Every Speaker Must Have by Andrew Dlugan Published: Oct 31st, 2007 Inspired by 25 Skills Every Man Should Know, I pondered a list of the 25 essenTal skills every public speaker should have. How did I do? Every public speaker should be able to: 1.Research a topic – Good speakers sTck to what they know. Great speakers research what they need to convey their message. 2.Focus – Help your audience grasp your message by focusing on your message. Stories, humour, or other “sidebars” should connect to the core idea. Anything that doesn’t needs to be edited out. 3.Organize ideas logically – A well-organized presentaTon can be absorbed with minimal mental strain. Bridging is key. 4.Employ quotaTons, facts, and staTsTcs – Don’t include these for the sake of including them, but do use them appropriately to complement your ideas. 5.Master metaphors – Metaphors enhance the understandability of the message in a way that direct language o±en can not.
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6.Tell a story – Everyone loves a story. Points wrapped up in a story are more memorable, too! 7.Start strong and close stronger – The body of your presenta±on should be strong too, but your audience will remember your Frst and last words (if, indeed, they remember anything at all). 8.Incorporate humour – Knowing when to use humour is essen±al. So is developing the comedic ±ming to deliver it with greatest e²ect. 9.Vary vocal pace, tone, and volume – A monotone voice is like Fngernails on the chalkboard. 10.Punctuate words with gestures – Gestures should complement your words in harmony. Tell them how big the Fsh was, and show them with your arms. 11.U±lize 3-dimensional space – Chaining yourself to the lectern limits the energy and passion you can exhibit. Lose the notes, and lose the chain. 12.Complement words with visual aids – Visual aids should aid the message; they should not be the message. Read slide:ology or the Presenta±on Zen book and adopt the techniques. 13.Analyze your audience – Deliver the message they want (or need) to hear. 14.Connect with the audience – Eye contact is only the Frst step. Aim to have the audience conclude “This speaker is just like me!” The sooner, the be³er. 15.Interact with the audience – Ask ques±ons (and care about the answers). Solicit volunteers. Make your presenta±on a dialogue. 16.Conduct a Q&A session – Not every speaking opportunity a²ords a Q&A session, but understand how to lead one produc±vely. Use the Q&A to solidify the impression that you are an expert, not (just) a speaker. 17.Lead a discussion – Again, not every speaking opportunity a²ords ±me for a discussion, but know how to engage the audience produc±vely. 18.Obey ±me constraints – Maybe you have 2 minutes. Maybe you have 45. Either way, customize your presenta±on to Ft the ±me allowed, and respect your audience by not going over ±me. 19.Cra´ an introduc±on – Set the context and make sure the audience is ready to go, whether the introduc±on is for you or for someone else. 20.Exhibit conFdence and poise – These quali±es are some±mes diµcult for a speaker to a³ain, but easy for an audience to sense. 21.Handle unexpected issues smoothly – Maybe the lights will go out. Maybe the projector is dead. Have a plan to handle every situa±on.
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The two points that really stick out to me including telling a story and act and
speak ethically. The telling a story stands out because it is interesting how a message
can be comminuted with and...

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