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Speaking Strengths. Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training. UNDP Mauritius. Nov 16 – 20, 2010. Know the room. Familiarise yourself with the place in which you will speak. Arrive early and walk around the room Stand at the podium speak into the microphone.

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Speaking strengths

Speaking Strengths

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training. UNDP Mauritius. Nov 16 – 20, 2010


Know the room

Know the room

  • Familiarise yourself with the place in which you will speak.

  • Arrive early and walk around the room

  • Stand at the podium speak into the microphone.

  • Walk around where the audience will be seated.

  • Walk from where you will be seated to the place where you will be speaking.


Know the audience

Know the Audience

  • Greet some of the audience as they arrive and chat with them.

  • It is easier to speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers.


Know your material

Know Your Material

If you are not familiar with your material or are uncomfortable with it, your nervousness will increase.

  • Practice your speech or presentation and revise it until you can present it with ease.


Learn how to relax

Learn How to Relax

  • You can ease tension by doing exercises.

  • Sit comfortable with your back straight.

  • Breathe in slowly, hold your breath for 4 to 5

    seconds, then slowly exhale.

  • Relax your facial muscles, open your mouth and eyes

    wide, then close them tightly.


Visualise yourself speaking

Visualise Yourself Speaking

  • Imagine yourself walking confidently to the podium as the audience applauds.

  • Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and assured.

  • When you visualise yourself as successful, you will be successful.


People want you to succeed

People Want You To Succeed

All audiences want speakers to be interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining. They want you to succeed - not fail.


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Speaking Strengths

  • Exude confidence, speak loud enough and clearly

  • Don’t worry about nervousness. If you don't say anything about it, nobody will notice.

  • Don’t keep apologising


Concentrate on your message not the medium

Concentrate on Your Message - not the medium

  • Concentrate on your message and your audience, not yourself.

  • Make eye contact , move your face around the room


The end

The End


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