Whenever you watch a high-profile speech, you can learn things about your own public speaking. I think Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address demonstrates five elements of strong public speaking. Regardless of your feelings about the content of the speech, here are a few things to keep in mind to improve your own speeches.
So many voices telling you how to speak in public! Do not let any group become the “Speaking Police” in your life. I believe that there are some simple core truths about speaking that you should be aware of as you develop your own unique presenting style. Here is my list of seven concepts I think a speaker needs to know.
Uh oh! You finally have that chance to speak about a favorite subject but they are only giving you 10 minutes? Do not panic. You can do this.