The art of speaking in public is a tough task to perfect. You think it would be easier to simply walk in front of a large crowd of people, memorize the speech you have wrote down and practiced for weeks upon weeks than recite it to a large group of people.
But if you have been in this position before – you know your nerves will ultimately get the better of you.
“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. ~ Mark Twain
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes – never stop midway through a speech on account of being scared, anxious or nervous of what people may think. Stand with poise and confidence – your audience will never have a clue if you are off on your speech; only you will know.
“Grasp the subject, the words will follow.”
If you understand what it is you want to talk about before you go on stage than you will notice everything you say is relevant. You must know the subject like the back of your hand if you expect your speech to go well.
“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.”
Practice makes perfect but even perfect has room for improvement. Go up and give it your all and you will never be disappointed with a one hundred percent effort.
“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”
In every public speech is is important to speak from the heart and speak with passion. Steve Jobs is an excellent example of man who spoke beyond his years.
While in his mid thirties, Steve used to speak with the wisdom of a fifty year old man; yet with the passion of a twenty year old kid.
Remember this saying? – “When Steve Jobs Speaks People Do Listen.”