Things to Remember

March 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm 5 comments

I really enjoyed the speech class. I learned a lot about public speaking. The main things I learned were also the things that I wrote on my poster for the visual aid.

  • Pick a topic you truly care about.
  • Organize your thoughts logically.
  • Tailor you message to the audience.
  • When you tell a story, tell the story for maximum impact.
  • Adapt to the listeners feedback.
  • Most nervousness is not visible.
  • Keep eye contact and think positively.

These things were very helpful to me and hopefully will be helpful to anyone who reads this.




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

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robert  |  March 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    those are great things to keep in mind but when i got up there to give a speech i forgot all about that stuff and messed up somehow 0 well i am more confedent now

  • 2. robert  |  March 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    The speech that you gave that i liked the best was the speech about basketball. you got the audience involved but i cant believe the girls won

  • 3. Patty  |  March 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    As a new student in Mrs. Basford’s Effective Speaking class,
    all of the points you listed are great tips and will be most helpful to me. Thanks!

  • 4. Skylar Mefford  |  March 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the information John. Now going in to this class I know more about what to expect and how to better prepare myself before i give a speech. I also know more about what Candee is going to expect of me this quarter.

  • 5. Julie Gray  |  March 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the great tips. They will come in handy when I write my speeches. It’s only the first week of class, but I know I am going to enjoy it. The teacher is encouraging and a lot of fun! The students are bonding fast and counting on each other for support to get through the nervous time.


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