How to Make Sure That Your Speech Is Good
Are you wondering whether the speech you wrote is good enough or not? Do you fear that you might make a mistake while delivering the speech? Do you think it will all get messed up if you could not deliver your best? The most important thing you need to know about writing and delivering a good speech is self-confidence. When are you going to deliver a speech, whether to a bunch of people or a large audience they will only believe it, if you do so. You need to stay super affirmative about your subject so that your audience can feel the vibes.
Here are a few things that will help you improve your speech or evaluate your existing one.
- Always be open to learning. Look at the experts, compare their speech to yours and see how they are doing it. Closely observe the gestures, words, delivery, and styles.
- Never be over confident. There is a fine line between confidence and over confidence, identify it
- Focus on the opening statement. Read it a several times and see if this can make an impact. You can start with a question, a revealing fact, some less known statistics or even a joke if you know you can carry it well from there
- Be prepared for the final day. Rehearse your speech in front of a mirror and then a friend. They will help you know where you are going too fast or making a mistake or where your tone should be mended
- A very common mistake most people make while delivering a speech is that they are confused and they simply rush through it. No matter how well written your speech is or how hard did you try to put all this information together, it will be useless if your audience did not understand it. Make sure you are audible and your speed is understandable. Never be too slow or fast with your words. Make sure the transition between sentences is smooth so that the audience can digest every sentence you utter
- If you say something important, give a pause. Take time to continue so that the audience has digested it Involve your audience by asking questions, maintaining an eye contact, and staying affirmative
- Finally, always arrive at the place a few minutes earlier so that you can check the room and see the environment