The benefits of public speaking and learning how to do so
Public speaking is one of the most important skills you can learn to have in your life. It is a skill that you can use to make your career more successful, but it can be a challenge to learn how to do so effectively.
The public speaking check list
- I’ve come up with my topic.
- I’ve found several sources to cite in my speech.
- I’ve gathered all the information that I need.
- I marked down all of my sources, so I can credit them.
- I have organized the information.
- I’ve written my speech.
- I’ve written a second draft.
- I’ve written a third draft.
- I believe that this is as good as I can possibly make it.
- I have prepared note cards to keep the basic points on hand.
- The cards are short and contain only a few details.
- I’ve numbered the cards.
- The cards are in sequential order.
- I have read my speech aloud at least twice to myself.
- The speech sounds natural.
- I have timed the speech.
- It falls within the time I have allotted.
- I have recited my speech without a copy of it on hand.
- I was able to recite my speech without stammering or blanking.
- I have rehearsed my speech in front of friends and family.
- I have tested all props and technical items.
- I made eye contact.
- I received feedback on how to improve.
- I used the suggestions to make my presentation better.