Public speaking could be for a large audience, an informal gathering or even in a small group of people.
Nothing beats preparation.
As per the event
Get acquainted with the environment and presence of people beforehand
It’s good to be funny about yourself.
Connect your talk with a story or a reference
Move your eyes to cover the audience
It’s the golden rule. Keep it shorter than you are alloted.
Unless your style is fast.
Speak from heart or write down / Refer bullet points
Don’t be too much negative or critical unless need of the hour.
It helps affirm your points
It’s a must
There will always be some. Don’t pay too much attention to them
Everybody fumbles & panics. Ignore it. Move ahead.
Nobody likes to hear about you unless you are ‘SOMEBODY’
Quickly summarize your talk
People need a leader. Give them a challenge.
Always be bullish about the future
Close it with a strong message
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