What I’ve learned about Public Speaking (so far)

October 2, 2010 at 11:57 am 1 comment

I learned that negative thoughts not only freak you out before a speech, they also tell the audience how nervous you are. I am a pretty positive person in general, but I don’t like to talk in front of people. I also learned that perfection will probably never come, so don’t expect it. Instead you should just concentrate on doing your best, and staying calm. When you know that there is a opportunity that you may have to speak in public you should always be prepared.

When you are in the audience, you should not judge the speaker. Just imagine how you would feel if you were the one up there speaking. Pay attention so you can ask good questions. Don’t be rude. I also learned that there is a such thing as listening too hard. When I am listening to a presentation, I always try to listen for key points, and stuff the speaker says more than once. I know that those things are usually the most important.

Doug Osborne

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Entry filed under: public speaking, Public Speaking Tips, Uncategorized.

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  • 1. belcher09  |  October 6, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I agree with you! I don’t like to talk in front of people either. I actually like this class for the most part. You will do fine Doug!

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