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A Guide to Rehearsing for Your Next Speech

By |2019-09-27T13:02:49+10:00November 16th, 2015|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

The adage: ‘practice makes perfect’, certainly applies to presentation-giving. Research and writing are important parts of the speechmaking process but rehearsing prior to the event is the key to a successful presentation. Indeed, rehearsing can help make an ordinary speech extraordinary. You can be sure that rehearsals form part of even the most experienced presenter’s planning – so why should you neglect that important step… 1. Be confident that your content is appropriate. When you’re satisfied that the content of your speech is almost final (e.g. you’ve covered the main points, you’ve checked the grammar, the ideas flow, you’ve included appropriate transitions), read the speech a couple of times aloud – from your written notes or your computer screen. Make changes to your script. Only when you’re confident with your text can you begin rehearsing in earnest. 2. Know your content. Work with the content of your speech until you’re extremely familiar [...]

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How to Deliver a Memorable Speech

By |2019-09-27T13:05:54+10:00October 16th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

From time to time, you may be required to speak to audiences of various sizes to inform, inspire, persuade, affect decisions, or stimulate action. Internally, you may find yourself speaking to a group of employees or colleagues; externally, you may address a community group, the press, or a service organisation. Of course, preparation is vital; but a poorly delivered speech can ruin weeks of careful groundwork. If you want to deliver an effective speech, then consider these key elements... 1. Try to control nervousness. Top speakers are never free of nervous tension before their presentations - studies have shown that even pros like Bob Hope and Johnny Carson had increased heart rates just before they started their monologues; but those rates quickly returned to normal once the speakers were into their deliveries. Nerves are part of a good performance. Accept them. As well, learn to ease the tension through the process [...]

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