January 14th 2013 at 10:51pm Published by firstdownadmin

Speaking in front of a large crowd is not a natural activity for anyone; to get better at it, you need to learn how to do it, prepare and practice, she explains. “It’s a skill, not a talent.” There’s no one checklist that will turn you into a great public speaker overnight. It takes practice, preparation and it helps to get feedback… But remembering these key principles is a good place to start in terms of becoming a better communicator in any situation.

  1. Plan appropriately.
  2. Practice.
  3. Engage with your audience.
  4. Pay attention to body language.
  5. Think positively.
  6. Cope with your nerves.
  7. Watch recordings of your speeches.