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HOW TO BECOME A GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKER

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24 EXPERTS ON HOW TO BECOME A GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKER BE YOU "Don't be afraid to be yourself. People will love you not because you have the perfect memorized speech, correct hand gestures or the most mindblowing 'Aha' moment, people will love you because they'll get a chance to experience who KIT PANG you are." KitPangx Founder, BostonSpeaks PRACTICE "The best advice I can give you is what worked for me, if you want to be a great public speaker you have to start where you are. There’s no way around it. They say that practice makes perfect but I say practice makes you less nervous and CATHERINE STORING more comfortable when on stage." CatStoring Author, TEDx Speaker, Minister SPEAK EVERYWHERE "You DON'T become a great public speaker by sitting in your office thinking about speaking. You become a great public speaker by actually speaking. Speak everywhere, as often as you can. Speak. Speak. Speak. That's how you become a JAMES LOPATA great public speaker." JamesLopata Executive Leadership Coach LET IT FLOW "I've been working on letting my deeper intuition speak. I'm allowing what is deep within me to come out in a clear, pure way. And that has become a more powerful way to connect and communicate than I previously could accomplish through effort and preparation how it is traditionally JESS LIVELY thought about." JessCLively Founder, The Lively Show www.bostonspeaks.com 1START WITH THE END "Begin with the end in mind. Before committing your first word to paper, consider how you want your audience to feel, to think, to act at the conclusion of your speech. Write your speech to support this end goal and ensure your MICHAEL TOOTHMAN call to action is aligned to your desired response." MPToothman Executive Director, ProjectDriven WRITE A SPEECH ONLY YOU CAN DELIVER TAKE AIM: ANALYZE your audience – find ways to connect so you can change how they TERESA think or behave. ZUMWALD Identify your INTENTIONS. What teresaz1 outcomes would you like to see AwardWinning Speech Commit to a solitary MESSAGE." Writer/Speech Coach TRANSFORM "A great public speaker is someone who can transform an audience so that they see the world differently from when they arrived. In order to be an effective speaker, one has to fully integrate the ANNA TSUI art of storytelling and connect it to presence." MsAnnaTsui Life Business Coach START  "You need to really figure out the brand or message you want to send. What will your platform be and who will you be sharing it with Once you have the theme or message that you want to share START Everyone needs to start somewhere, but the key is starting. Start KAREN ASTIN sharing this everywhere you can." AstiNovaSLP Speech Pathologist and Founder, AstiNova BALANCE "To perfect public speaking, you need to have the perfect balance of preparation, flow and story telling. Flow comes from knowing the ins and outs of the topic and being fluid with your grasp of the concept. Visually mapping the arc of the presentation in your head will allow you to SHAUN MOORE follow the story you crafted while keeping shaunpmoore the audience engaged and captivated." CEO, GetChui www.bostonspeaks.com 2KEEP LEARNING "Have a structure that makes it easy to remember and follow along. Learn to tell good stories and include them in your talks. Connect with your audience visually by being fully present and releasing fears. Keep learning read LINDA UGELOW books, take an improv class, work with a coach." LindaUgelow Mindset Mentor Visibility Coach POISE  I'm a firm believer in the concept of "mirroring", meaning whatever you are putting out to your audience is what you will receive in turn. If I'm energetic, engaged, and enthusiastic, I can see the AMANDA  same sentiment reflected back at me by HEALY those sitting in the crowd. I term this AmandaHealy "poise", because it's the perception you National Speaker are controlling as you deliver your speech.  Marketing Leader BE CURIOUS "Get involved with programs where you can get experience and get feedback on your speaking. Then practice, practice, practice when you're getting ready to speak. When it is time to speak remember, everyone wants to see you COLLEEN  BRADLEY succeed so have fun" VidProducerGAL Creative Comm Strategist NOT ABOUT YOU "First, take a leap of faith and take a public speaking opportunity, believe that you can do it and then actually do it. Next Practice your delivery and practice reading your audience, understanding your audiences needs and listening to them as well. Realize that it's not about you at all it's about AMANDA FAKHREDDINE your audience and how they understand, afakhreddine  feel and react." Editor, Speaker, Fitness BECOME A SPEAKER "Great speakers are made, not born. And good speakers become better speakers with preparation and practice. 1) Know your topic. 2) Prepare appropriately for your speaking engagements but don’t overprepare. No BOBBIE one likes listening to a robot.  CARLTON 3) Make it all about the audience." BobbieC   Founder, Carlton PR Marketing www.bostonspeaks.com 3PAUSE SLOW DOWN "My first response is practice, nothing is more important. Best advice I ever received was to slow down and pause more, it's the first time the audience is hearing/seeing what you're talking about and giving them time to digest it is very TAMI REISS important." tamireiss Founder, Just Not Sorry CONNECT  "Connecting with the audience through personal stories is my strength and they pay attention. Connection closes the gap between the speaker and the audience, makes the speaker approachable and it is easier to win over the audience." MUKUL JAIN Founder Momentum Ventures RESEARCH "You become a great public speaker by connecting with your audience in a voice that they best understand and by being someone they can relate to. Do research on the demographic of each audience that you plan to speak to and get an DAWN DICKSON understanding of their needs/pain points and how you can help ease them." THEDawnDickson Serial Entrepreneur BE AUTHENTIC "Great public speakers cover these 3 key areas: Credibility Speak with conviction and from experience. Message Ask "what's in it for the audience" ANFERNEE Delivery Say it in a way that's real and CHANSAMOOTH engaging." anferneec Marketing Small Business Consultant FEEDBACK AND PRACTICE "I asked my connections for their help and support. Then I practice, practice practice" KIM JACKSON Sr. Director, Brand Merchandising ALEX AND ANI www.bostonspeaks.com 4PERSONAL STORIES "Share personal stories that relate to your topic and audience Authenticity and keeping it real reasonates with people globally" CAROLYN MUISE camuise4s VP Total Customer Experience, EMC BE GENUINE "I would say being oneself, being genuine and understanding who one's audience is are critically important. Pretty much my prescription for just about everything" DINA CREIGER ChooseToBeNice Founder, Choose To Be Nice SHOW UP "Go to your event early and meet some of your audience. Shake hands and get to know them. This will help you make some "friends" before your talk. Then during your talk, ask questions to engage the audience. Now you will feel like talking to ALI MIRZA a bunch of friends and having a regular AliMirza2k conversation." Founder, iSocialYou HAVE FUN "You must take the time to research your talking points, know your audience, tell a great story and use a sense of humor to break the ice.  Speaking is all about having fun, telling your story, and giving permission to others to do the same ANDREA thing." IMAFIDON BrownGirlBoston Image Branding Consultant DELIVER "Be honest, authentic, fearless, funny, know your audience and stay on point." CAYTHA JENTIS caytha Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer www.bostonspeaks.com 5
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