Show Us a better way
- Write your own mini-biography to send or hand to whoever is introducing you
- Know who you're talking to
- A handout of some sort (business only)
- Prepare. The better prepared you are, the more you'll be able to make your talk sound less formal and friendly
- Give your audience the big picture in your introduction
- Aim for a balance of emotional and rational
- Humor is almost always welcome (not rude or too personal)
- Practice modulating your voice (up and down, no squeaks)
- Practice in front of friends (honest feedback please)
- Make eye contact with your audience
- Speech Making Explained: - some male speakers l ....
- Speeches - the golden rule ....
HOLD IT TILTED SLIGHTLY FORWARD AND DOWNWARD. DON'T DROOP THE...
Hold it tilted slightly forward and downward. Don't droop the head so that you look like a wilted daisy, but just hold it easily with the slightest of forward tilts.
Everyone who has ever made any kind of public speech or done any acting at all, knows that the hands are the biggest problem. To the beginner the hands always seem to be enormous and you will just not know how to hold them or what to do with them. There are several ways of easing this problem. First of all don't let them hand limply by your sides, or you will feel and look ill at ease.
Don't fold them across your chest or you will not be able to breathe properly. Don't try to rest them on the table in front of you as this will probably be too low and so you will have to bend forward all the time.