So you’ve finally conquered your fear of public speaking—that's great, but you’re not done yet. Now you need the tools to write and deliver a captivating speech. You don’t have to be a poet to write a memorable speech, but there are a few things the expert speech coaches from NYC’s Embodied Minds: Public Speaking Consultants want you to keep in mind:
- Be Creative: Think of all the memorable speeches you’ve heard before: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, or John F Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address, for instance. They all used clever anecdotes and creative rhetorical devices to capture their audience.
- Be Organized: When writing a successful speech, organization is crucial! Be sure to create an outline, which you can reference while writing. All of your points should be concise, with clear transitions between them. Also, don’t be afraid to use notecards during your speech to help refresh your memory.
- Be Human: It’s important your audience relates to you. The best speeches are the ones that resonate with an audience no matter what walk of life they’re from. Don’t be afraid to relax and be human, crack a joke now and then, talk about your personal life; show your audience that you’re more than just a talking head.
- Be Comfortable: Just because you’re giving a speech doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. Wear something that is professional, but also allows you to breath a bit. The more relaxed you feel physically, the clearer your head will be.
For more public speaking tips, contact Embodied Minds: Public Speaking Consultants today at (646) 688-2996, or visit them online for a full list of services.