Giving speeches during my public speaking class…

It was robotic to say the least. You couldn’t just get up there and speak from a passionate place. We were always reminded to stick to the structure. 

If you lost the structure even for a second it shut you down mentally. From there it became the “uh oh” presentation. 

How can you speak fluently, when the entire time you’re worried about letting the person you’re talking to know that you are starting a new sentence, or using a comma or indenting the next paragraph? 

Imagine if that is how conversations went? This is kind of how it felt giving speeches in class from time to time. 

Make sure you’re passion about your speech. Say what you want, how you want to say it. Don’t be too concerned about making a bunch of mistakes. Mistakes will always be there to help you learn and grow. 

If you really want to perfect public speaking give more speeches, more often to more people. Record each speech, and watch the older ones to figure out what you are good at and where you need to make adjustments. 

Structure is important when speaking, but conveying your message in a clear and consice manner to the audience is even msore important. 


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