English Teacher Article Tips and suggestions on public speaking.

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Here are some pointers on public speaking I had put together for my junior high students to help them improve their public speaking skills.

1. I do it. It may look silly but it works. I practice and rehearse in front of a mirror. If you can see yourself giving your speech, it becomes much more easier to do when the time comes. It also will help you to figure out where to pause to add emphasis or where you should stress a word to give it special meaning. You've heard the cliché "Practice makes perfect�?, haven't you? Well, it's true.

2. Remember to pace yourself. Don't rush through your speech; you want your audience to hear everything you are saying and to think about what you are saying.

3. If practicing in front of a mirror proves too difficult, then practice in front of friends and/or family. No doubt they will offer you support and encouragement, which will boost your self-confidence.

4. Relax. Remember to breathe and try not to feel nervous. Maintain a good body posture (stand up straight, shoulders back, tummy tucked in). Maintaining a good posture will help you to breathe more easily and help you to feel more confident. Remember to speak loudly and clearly.

5. Connect with your audience. Make eye contact, smile, and use hand gestures to make and/or emphasize a point. Don't forget to thank your audience at the end of your speech for listening to you.

Please feel free to make this handout your own. Cheers!

Copyright (c) 2005 Stefan Chiarantano- all rights reserved.

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11 Comments

I agree with the idea of practicing in front of a mirror, but would add something from the second point- however long it takes you when practicing, it will take less time when speaking

How can I pace myself- in presentation, I always go too quick.

I haven't on public speaking skills,I would like improve more and more, I need it. Listening and reading I do everyday, even so,I have difficulty on speaking.

i want tips to develop my speaking skill please tell me

thanking you

in my opinion, to improve speaking, the only way is speeak with yourself...(smiles)
it's works !!

I haven't on public speaking skills,I would like improve more and more, I need it. Listening and reading I do everyday, even so,I have difficulty on speaking.

Practice in front of the mirror has made me one of the inspiring speakers.

i want to improve public speaking skill i have problem when i comunicate to others it makes me embarass please if you have more tips send me

these tips helped me a lot to develop my speech.

these steps are good to learn speach
I 'd that

good preparation on speech make easy to give a speech to the audience and well understanding, good preparations include to practice before the time of presentation, to pactice by your self, well organized material which will use to present

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