public speakingHave you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening?

Are you looking for a way to make a lasting impression with your next public speaking speech or presentation? The way you talk reflects your personality and displays the amount of confidence you have in your message.

If your speech contains powerful content but is delivered poorly, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to impact the lives of your audience in a positive way.

Turn your next public speaking speech from a drab boring to a dynamic, powerful presentation that your audience will remember for a long time to come.


1. Prepare thoroughly. Preparation is the key to a successful presentation. If you speak with authority, people will listen. The only way to speak with authority, however, is to know the material of your speech backwards and forwards. Rehearse your speech many times. Finally, practice in front of a mirror and in front of others.

2. Move your body with confidence. If you’re slouched over and your hands are shaking, your audience will get the impression that you lack the knowledge that makes you worthy of listening to. In addition gesture confidently with your hands as you speak and use eye contact with your audience.

3. Use very little notes. The more familiar you are with your speech’s content, the more interesting your speech becomes to your audience. Reading your speech is boring, but speaking from an outline of key points in a natural, conversational way draws your crowd in so they are encouraged to listen closely.

* If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about your subject, learn your speech well and deliver it without any notes. Because this will impress your audience and make your material more believable. 

4. Dress to impress.  Ensure your clothes are as comfortable as possible, but just a little bit nicer than the occasion calls for.

5. Anticipate questions and answer them. What are the most frequently asked questions about your topic? When you present the material, what challenges can you imagine coming from your audience? Prepare for these objections and questions, and address them in the body of your speech.

6. Answer the most important questions. When people hear you speak, they’re really looking for you to answer only two questions. Answer those questions, and your speech will be remembered fondly for a long time to come.

* First, your audience wants to know, “What’s in it for me?” Answer that question in your speech. 

* Second, they want to know, “Why should I care?”  As a result, you must communicate why the members of your audience should be just as passionate about your subject as you are.

Public speaking is one of the biggest fears of our society. With solid preparation and wise choices on the day of your presentation, however, you can create a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of your audience.