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10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking



Vol . 3, Issue 4
27 Apr 2007
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- Denis Waitley, author and professional speaker

  Hi! From Tania
 

Hi Reader,

I'm currently in the middle of making arrangements for a working holiday to Perth that Rick, Jake and I'll be taking next month. I'm going to be speaking at the WA CPA Congress, and I'm starting to think that making arrangements to go with a 10-month-old baby is going to take almost as long as the five days we'll be away! 

We've timed our flights to fit in with Jake's nap times, although now I'm thinking that might all change on our way home, if he starts to adapt to the hour-and-a-half time difference.

If you have any tips on travelling with a young baby and/or things we can do as a family in Perth, please let me know.

Funny, it's taken me forty years to get to Perth and Jake's due to go before he's one.

Warm wishes,



Tania

Tania Basheer - Publisher
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tania@blueskycoaching.com.au

  Feature: 10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking
 

Most of us, at some time in our lives, will need to address a group, whether it be for business or work purposes, or at a social function.

I still recall, as a little girl, watching my dad in awe as he emceed at a wedding. It was the first time I'd ever seen him do anything like it and I was so proud of him. He was superb!

If you'd like to be successful the next time you're required to speak in front of a group, here are 10 tips, courtesy of Toastmasters International, to help you:     

  • Know the room: Be familiar with the place in which you will speak. Arrive early; walk around the speaking area and practise using the microphone and any visual aids. 
  • Know the audience: Greet some of the audience as they arrive. It's easier to speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers.
  • Know your material: If you're not familiar with your material or are uncomfortable with it, your nervousness will increase. Practise your speech and revise it if necessary.
  • Relax: Ease tension by doing exercises.
  • Visualise yourself giving a speech: Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and assured. When you visualise yourself as successful, you will be successful!
  • Know that people want you to succeed: Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining.
  • Don't apologise: If you mention your nervousness or apologise for any problem you think you have with your speech, you might be calling the audience's attention to something they hadn't noticed. 
  • Concentrate on the message - not the medium: Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and outwardly toward your message and your audience. Your nervousness will dissipate.
  • Turn nervousness into positive energy: Harness your nervous energy and transform it into vitality and enthusiasm.
  • Gain experience: Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking. A Toastmasters Club can provide the experience you need.

For more information on Toastmasters International visit www.toastmasters.org.

And, if you live in Adelaide, and would like to improve your presentation skills, learn to think and speak on your feet and to improve your social interaction skills, join Speakers' Corner Toastmasters. For details, contact Sharon on: 0438 831 877 or at sharon@persuasivepresentations.com.au.

For more coaching tips and strategies to help you achieve your goals and create and live the life you've always wanted, as well as information on one-to-one and group coaching to help you get there, visit www.blueskycoaching.com.au or contact Tania by email on tania@blueskycoaching.com.au or by phone on (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941.



  Are You Looking for a Professional Speaker?
 

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Other topics, based on my Top 10 tips series, are also available. See http://www.blueskycoaching.com.au/resources_ttt.php for details.

Here are some recent comments from participants who attended my E.F.T. workshop at the 2006 South Australian CPA Congress:

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I'll be delivering this session again next month at the 2007 CPA Congress in Perth.

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The WA 2007 CPA Congress is being held at the Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth. Tickets are $132 per session and available by calling 1300 85 77 05 between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm Aus EST, Mon - Fri.

Or, if you can't be there, please visit www.blueskycoaching.com.au/energytapping.php to purchase your copy of my E.F.T. workshop DVD package online and you can learn this technique at a time and place that suits you. 



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  Do You Still Have Fears Around Public Speaking?
 

I did, until I dissolved them using E.F.T.

Learn this powerful, simple technique at home anytime by watching my Energy Tapping Workshop DVD.

You can then use this technique virtually anywhere, anytime to dissolve your fears and other negative feelings, thoughts or behaviours in just minutes!

Visit www.blueskycoaching.com.au/energytapping.php to purchase one of my DVD packages or for more information, or call me on (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941 to arrange a private one-to-one session with me, in person or by telephone.



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Public speaking can be a really effective, low cost marketing strategy to use to attract business if you're a SOHO (small office, home office) business owner. 

Next month, I'll share 10 more great strategies that are especially effective and appropriate for small business owners and which can actually give us an advantage over the big guys.



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