Archive for January 11, 2008

Proven Tips To Boost Your Public Speaking And Presentation Skills (Part 6)

January 11, 2008

Guess what? We had a joint meeting with another Toastmasters Club tonight. It’s been sometime the NUS Toastmasters and NUS Alumni Toastmasters Clubs come together for a Chapter meeting. Another intensive session filled with in-depth thoughts and perspectives, ranging from a call to conserve the environment to taking reflection of our lives to branding process. Speeches are always so educational and often inspirational.

Just like last night, I was the Language Evaluator. And this time there are some more recommendations I can share to better improve your speech prowess:

Take the time to call for action. Avoid rushing through your conclusion.

Don’t list out ways after ways without elaborating. Audience learns better by your depth. Speech making is not a running ticker tape.

If it’s controversial, it’s not instantly inspirational. You need to justify your opinions before people will agree with you. If you don’t have much time to speak in detail, don’t even bring it up.