Archive for October 2, 2008

What You Should Keep In Mind When Adding Research Into Your Speeches And Presentations

October 2, 2008

It’s great to be back in the club that I’m currently mentoring. At the Nee Soon East Toastmasters Club meeting tonight, we’ve had the privilege of listening to the presentations by the various competent speakers. It’s always enriching to be learning amongst friends.

And it’s fortunate that under the Toastmasters educational system, there are multiple types of speeches that you can work on for improvement. In the midst of these, technical presentations that require researches feature strongly in many of the projects. It’s definitely your advantage when you know how to add in the data, statistics and experts’ opinion into your speeches.

Hence, when it comes to a presentation that involves researches, here are some pointers that you should keep in mind:

1. Be sure to quote your data with reference for added credibility.

2. Your sharing of data and statistics should not compromise on the quality of your speech organization.

3. Weave the numbers and figures into a meaningful theme instead of merely citing them freely as you please.