51. Public Speaking Basics: 3 Steps to Above Average Public Speaking: 12. Going Further


We have almost come to the end of the series, but we are far from the end of our journey…. The journey to above average public speaking.

We have definitely began our journey, and with the pointers in the series so far, I hope you will find some useful tips to start you off.

Firstly, by knowing the Who, What, Where, When, Why and Hows behind public speaking.

Secondly by getting the basic Physical, Attitude and Materials stuff right. Remember the acronym CHESS in all three circumstances.

Practice all that. Go practice.

Then remember the 3 simple steps to keep your foundations strong.

Last week I gave an overview of the different roles you may play that require public speaking, and some skills you can learn from them.

I'll cover them all in a different future series on this blog, so stay tuned!

Just a few parting tips:

  1. As you prepare to speak, you may want to take note of instances you can knowingly practice:

  • Impromptu speaking

  • Giving short speeches

  • Running discussions

  • Giving feedback: to staff or family members

  1. For each of the above, take note every time you do them, the following:

  • Are you given a time slot? If yes, are you keeping time?

  • If you have a prepared speech, are you using a set structure?

  • If you are running a discussion, what did you learn about it? Something you did well? Something you should stop doing?

  • How well did you do? Get someone to give you feedback

Next week, I'll attach some resources that may help you with these stuff.

Until then, take care!

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