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Feedback Q&A on Public Speaking

by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 374 comments and questions on Public Speaking issues. They are listed according to date.

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Country

Fear Registering for online speaking training Nigeria
 
Resources Have article on speaking USA
 
General Studying John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech India
 
General Want to be a motivational speaker USA
 
Resources Suggested resource USA
 
Know Your Audience Describe demographic features of the audience Zimbabwe
 
Know Your Audience Determining the audience group Austalia
 
General Write a speech for me India
 
Fear What can I do about fear? India
 
General How to get the attention of the audience? Morocco
 

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Registering for online speaking training

Topic: Fear

Question

February 25, 2017

Greetings! Please how can I register for this free online public speech traning?

Sylvanus - Nigeria

27907

Answer

You do not have to register to use our Public Speaking lessons.

Although you can read about giving a speech, the best way to perfect your skills is by actually practicing speaking in front of a group. A good place to do that is through the Toastmasters Club. See Lighthouse Toastmasters in Lagos, Nigeria for information, as well as the location of other clubs in your area.

I highly recommend Toastmasters as a way to gain speaking skills and to get over any fears you have.

Best wishes on becoming a top-notch speaker.

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Have article on speaking

Topic: Resources

Question

February 6, 2017

Hello,

Love the website, keep up the good work.

I enjoyed reading your article about Public Speaking below:

http://www.school-for-champions.com/speaking/resources.htm

I've written a 5,000-word article on becoming a better public speaker on my blog that builds on that post in more detail. In addition, I also filmed a 40-minute in-depth complimentary video on public speaking to go with it.

I believe it will be relevant to your audience, let me know if you would like me to send it to you.


Cheers,

Ian

Ian - USA

27859

Answer

I can add a link to your website and video. Let me know the links.

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Studying John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech

Topic: General

Question

December 2, 2016

sir, right now I am studying john f Kennedy's inaugural speech will it be a right method to attain oratory at the advanced level

antro - India

27523

Answer

You can see the text of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech, as well as to hear an audio of the speech. The audio is a computerized version and not in Kennedy's voice.

Note the his speech has a good introduction and is broken into short paragraphs on each topic. This makes it easy to understand. He also has a good conclusion.

It is a good speech to use in studying and improving your speaking skills.

Best wishes for success in public speaking.

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Want to be a motivational speaker

Topic: General

Question

November 22, 2016

I WANT TO BE A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. I NEED HELP AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO START PLEASE.

SCHNOLDINE - USA

27499

Answer

A motivational speaker seeks to inspire the audience, as well as to motivate them to improve themselves.

It is good to try to see various motivational speakers perform in your area. Also, select some motivational speakers that you admire and listen to their audios or watch them on YouTube. This can give you ideas on how to present your material.

Of course, you need to have a subject that you will speak on. You can find organizations where you can give your talks for free in order to refine your material. Even Toastmasters is a good place to improve your skills.

Once you are giving your motivational speech around the area, you can seek paying bookings.

I hope that helps. Best wishes in your speaking career.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources

Question

September 22, 2016

Hello, Ron!

My name is Lale Byquist, and I'm a college student who is passionate about public speaking. As a media communications student, I analyze tactics and strategies that can make a public presentation truly memorable. As someone who used to be petrified of speaking in front of my peers, I am grateful there are people like you who educate, empower, and encourage students to make their voice heard.

My website, PresentationSkills.me, is a collection of FREE materials and exercises that can help students better navigate the many aspects of public speaking. Please consider joining forces and adding http://presentationskills.me/ to your resources page. I see that you already have an impressive link collection and it will be a valuable addition to your page!

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or ideas. I look forward to hearing from you

Lale Byquist
Media Communications Student and Consultant

Lale - USA

27318

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link to your site a Speaking Resources.

Note that it might be good to state something like: "Click on the images or words below to see further information" under the title. It took a while until I figured out what to do.

Best wishes for success in your endeavors.

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Describe demographic features of the audience

Topic: Know Your Audience

Question

September 20, 2016

describe demographic features about the audience that are to be considered when preparing an oral presentation

venancia - Zimbabwe

27304

Answer

You need to know something about your audience before speaking to them. In what are do they live? Where do many of them work? What type of jobs or education do they have?

But also, you need to be sure they would be interested in your subject matter/

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Determining the audience group

Topic: Know Your Audience

Question

May 15, 2016

How would you determine the audience group and presentation for a one-page desktop publication?

Myla - Austalia

27005

Answer

I'm not sure if you are asking about speaking to a group or publishing something.

When speaking to a group, the announcement of the subject of your presentation usually will attract interested people. However, if the group is mixed, it is good to talk to people beforehand to get an idea of their interests.

Determining the audience for a publication is more difficult. If it is Internet-based, interested people will usually find it through a search. If the presentation is for desktop use, you need to determine how they will find out about it.

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Write a speech for me

Topic: General

Question

April 17, 2016

pls write a speech on the topic is Good Character

chinglembi - India

26939

Answer

Your school assignment is for you to write a speech, not for me to write the speech.

See Preparation for Writing a Speech and other speech writing lessons. Then you can use Computer Aid for Writing a Short Speech to help you get started.

I hope that helps. Best wishes in writing a good speech.

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What can I do about fear?

Topic: Fear

Question

February 12, 2016

When i come infront of audiences i suddenly before going to present my presentation feel strange threat or fear and when i start my presentation get nervous my tone trembles and i get nervous i forget what i planned i speak against my planned presentation please guide me dear what should i do in such circumstances

Naveed - India

26777

Answer

Just as an entertainer rehearses before a performance, you also need to rehearse your speech or presentation several times. It is good to practice your presentation before friends or family. This will make sure you are completely familiar with what you will say. It will also give you more confidence in doing something you have done several times.

Also, it is helpful to have an outline of your talk--including key words--that you can refer to in case you forget things. No one will think less of you if you glance down at your notes.

I hope these ideas help. Best wishes for success in your presentations.


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How to get the attention of the audience?

Topic: General

Question

January 29, 2016

..please could you help me with these tow questions:

1_what should you do to get your audience attention to your speech?

2_What are the main parts of presenting a speech?

I need the answers as soon as possible.Because I will be asked about them on the day of the exam 05/02/2016 and thank you in advance.

Ahmad - Morocco

26731

Answer

After you have been introduced and are standing in front of your audience, it is good to pause and wait for them to get settled. If you don't say anything right away, it will cause them to give you attention.

Then you need to get their interest. One good way is to ask them a question that relates to your subject. For example: "Let me ask you a question. How many of you have ever XXX?"

Another way to get their interest is to make a statement related to your subject that arouses their curiosity.

The main parts of a speech are the opening, where you get their attention and interest and then tell what you will be speaking about.

Then the body of the speech is where you explain your subject, usually in three parts.

Then in your conclusion, you summarize the points you have made.

Best wishes for success in your speaking and in your exam.

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