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10 Tips for Effective Public Speaking (modified: Cashin, 1990)

Alfred B. Caamio, jr.10 September 2015


Martin Luther King, Jr.Advocated nonviolence protest against discrimination (racial) and inequality having led civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Mohandas Mahatma GandhiIndian nationalist leader who spent his life campaigning for human rights through a combination of passive resistance to and noncooperation that brought an end to the British rule in 1947. Gandhi said his techniques were inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Mother TeresaFounded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India to help impoverished children and those who are starving and sick. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Adolf HitlerOne of the most powerful dictators of the 20th century. He caused the slaughter of millions of Jews and others in the name of racial purification. In 1933, he became prime minister of Germany; however, committed suicide on April 30, 1945.

Eloquent Public Speakers

Tip #1Know your audience.Fit your speaking approach according to the kind of listeners you have.

Tip #2Focus to your topic.You cannot cover everything in one speech.

Tip #3Prepare an outline.5-9 major points may be enough in one lecture or depending on the gravity of your message.

Tip #4Organize your thoughts for clarity.

Tip #5Select appropriate examples or illustrations for your audience.

Tip #6Present more than one side of an issue. It may be the black-and-white perspective, but be sensitive to other perspectives.

Tip #7Repeat points when necessary.

Tip #8Be aware of your audience. Notice their feedback oculesics, kinesics and the like.

Tip #9Be enthusiastic. You dont have to be an entertainer but you should be excited about your topic.

Tip #10Talk smart. Insert humor effortlessly when capable.

Tip #11Smile. Your audience wont bite. Give it away, for it will come right back to you.

Tip #12Be prepared beforehand. Come to a speaking engagement with prior physiological and psychological preparations.

Thank you!