Failure Is Not An Option It Is Earned

September 27, 2010 at 8:46 am 1 comment

Nothing spells F A I L U R E like not being prepared for a speech.  The two most important things that cannot be avoided before giving a speech is first getting enough rest the night before your speech and being prepared in every aspect of the word.  If you do not practice your speech and do the proper research for your speech and know your audience you are assured to lose then.

Do not be afraid to cater to your audience.  If it looks like no one is paying attention lead into a joke or some kind of humor to bring your audience.  It is better to be over prepared for a speech than under prepared so have a few “tricks” up your sleeve in the event that you notice your audience not paying attention.

Do not panic!  If you allow yourself to be overcome with panic and negative self talk you will lose where you are in your speech and it will not be good for you or the audience.  Do not try to read too much into the faces of your audience they may quite possible be thinking of something that happened in their life last week.  Do not keep any keys or change in your pocket during your speech.  You will be tempted to put your hands into your pocket and start making noise with them and you will distract yourself and your audience.

Do wear comfortable clothing, something that you like how you look in it.  Do anything before your speech that could boost yourself image.  You could get a haircut or put on make-up.  Again, practice, practice, practice.  Practice to your family, friends and yourself in front of the mirror.  Remember, for everything negative you think or feel about yourself you must have five positive thought or feelings to balance yourself out  so do not think negative it will become tiresome.

Lastly, remember you are your own worst enemy.  If you think you are going to fail then you probably will. But, if you know you are going to succeed than your are sure to do so.

Happy Public Speaking,



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. pammy53  |  November 20, 2010 at 12:51 am


    I have got to know you in a couple of my classes, and one of them is speech. I think you have a lot of great logical postitive information to give your fellow students. You are such a pressure to be around. I will miss seeing you around campus the winter semester. I like your comment tremendousely, ” If you know you are going to succeed that you are sure to do so.” VERY TRUE!!!


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