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MAKE YOUR SPEECHES MORE POWERFUL

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Here are some tips that may come in handy in boosting the power of your speeches.

* Warm up the audience. Many times speakers go into the subject too quickly. Take at least 30 seconds to 3 minutes to introduce your material before getting into the heart of the material.

* Be a story teller. Stories are the best way to illustrate points. Use stories and don't totally rely on statistics, data, charts and quotes.

* Keep the audience awake. Don't darken the room too much if you use slides or other visuals. Keep the room well lit to keep the audience's attention.

* Stick to 4 points. Often presenters have a broad focus and provide too much detail on a subject. Stick to only 4 points with a narrow focus.

* Keep in the present. Speak in the present tense to get your audience to feel involved.

* Save hand-outs for last. Don't give hand-outs before you start your presentation or the audience will be distracted.

* Answer questions and answers at the end of your speech. Always allow a few minutes to respond to questions and answers.

* Don't say thank you. Use a better tag line. End with an idea or challenge instead of saying a limp thank you.

* Use humor. When you get the audience laughing, your points hit home and you gain audience control.

* Give the audience praise. Know something about your audience and find an opportunity to praise them. When addressing a group that has been a part of a worthwhile community project or other important event, acknowledge them for it.

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Have a nice day

AVS

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From India, Madras
ACT
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Training, Motivational Speaker, Writing, English Language Expert, counseling,
Hi
Appreciate the pointed suggestions which can be definitely used by aspiring speakers and trainers.
For some of you reading this post, the contents of the following Inspirational and Motivational blogs could offer some pointers in structuring your thought process and developing the material for your speeches.
www.actspot.wordpress.com - Daily Blog
www.poweract.blogspot.com - Weekly Blog
Regards

From India, Mumbai
boss2966
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Industrial Relations
Dear Mr. AVS
In an interview Mr. Churchill told that He was taking 30 minutes to prepare for 2 hours speach and for 10 minutes speach he was taking 3 hours time for preparation. Because in short time he should attract the audience as well as the important points should not be left unattended.
In a meeting Sundaram Mutual Fund CEO Mr. Raman was telling that The Speach must be as like dress of a Woman.
The covered portion are vital and the Uncovered portions are attractive. Then only audience can understand the speach easily.
Thanks for nice message
With warm regards
S. Bhaskar
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From India, Kumbakonam
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