Thursday, January 28, 2010

Toastmasters - Growing In Confidence

For quite a few people public speaking is a nightmare and something they try to avoid as much as possible.

For other people (like myself) public speaking provides a real thrill and is exciting.

Which category do you fall into?

Either way - if you are scared by public speaking or exhilarated by it - Toastmasters is a great group to join. You can overcome your fears in a small setting or you can develop your skills and grow your confidence levels to new heights.

If you are new to public speaking or are old hat try these hints -
  • Plan, plan, plan. Think about what you are going to so. Give your speech structure and flow. Throw in a few jokes along the way as well.

  • Practise, practise, practise. Practise both in your head and in the mirror. Practise in front of your kids or your pets. Doing this will enable you to memorise what you are going to say so you will have far better recall when standing in front of the people you will be addressing.

  • Reflect, reflect, reflect. After all is said and done consider how it went. What went well? What didn't go well? What could you have done better?

    By following these simple tips you too can become a great orator!

    "A good orator is pointed and impassioned." Marcus T. Cicero

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