<div style=”transition: none 0s ease 0s; display: block;” data-rss-type=”text”> n n When we think about public speaking, most of us would rather die than have to do it, am I right? If you haven’t given a speech since high school, the last memory you might have would most likely involve late nights of rehearsing like crazy then showing up to class to present a subject you didn’t care much about and shaking anxiously in front of a bunch of teeny-bops that had other things on their minds.n n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n n No? just me? n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n n I get it. Public speaking can be nerve racking, so if this story resonates with you at all then these 5 tips will not only help you feel better about public speaking, but you’ll deliver better speeches and also look like you know what you’re talking about. Try them out before your next speech!n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n n Here is a list of 5 surprising ways to get better at public speaking:n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <b> n <font style=”color: rgb(255, 58, 173);”> n n Reading n n </font> n </b> n </div> n <div> n n If you haven’t cracked open a book in a while, then it’s time to head to your nearest open library or bookstore. Reading opens doors to different parts of our imagination and broadens our worldview. If you can read material on the subject you’re presenting, then even better! But don’t just stop there, keep reading to keep your mind fresh, expand your vocabulary, enhance your understanding, and stay a well-rounded individual. This especially applies when looking for examples to give during a presentation.n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <font style=”color: rgb(255, 58, 173);”> n <b style=””> n n Writingn n </b> n </font> n </div> n <div> n n Writing is our inner-voice coming to life. The more we write, the more we put our imagination to the test. We take what we’ve processed from the world and put it into words. When we write things out, we’re able to make sense of what we’ve seen, heard, or felt. Now, no one is telling you to write an essay or a best-selling book; just start by keeping a daily journal. When we write often, we get a sense of how our words flow from within us. This can help us to form natural sounding sentences when we’re thinking of writing the points to our next speech.n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <i> n n *Bonus tip:n n </i> n n Practice reading aloud whatever you write so you know where to improve in both your writing and your speech.n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <b> n <font style=”color: rgb(255, 58, 173);”> n n Speedn n </font> n </b> n </div> n <div> n n Have you ever listened to a really boring presentation or speech? Sometimes it’s not always the information’s fault; the speaker is just bland. One way to ensure your audience will fall asleep on you is by keeping it monotone. To combat this, practice giving a speech at various talking speeds throughout – start out by gradually increasing your speed and charisma slightly when introducing a driving point. This tactic further grabs the attention of your audience and keeps them engaged in the topic.n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <b> n <font style=”color: rgb(255, 58, 173);”> n n Dance Aroundn n </font> n </b> n </div> n <div> n n This sounds silly, I know – but it helps. When you’re preparing for your next presentation, just before you’re about to hit the stage, try dancing…like, crazy dancing. It helps get all those pre-speech jitters out and gives your nerves some relief before a big event. So move your arms, shake your legs and hands, roll those hips, and get moving! Just be sure nobody’s watching. n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <b> n <font style=”color: rgb(255, 58, 173);”> n n Remember, it’s not about you.n n </font> n </b> n </div> n <div> n n Even though all the focus is on you, sometimes it helps to remember that your presentation isn’t. What you’re speaking about rarely has anything to do with you, but has everything to do with your audience. Remind yourself of this when you’re in the middle of putting your speech together and whenever you catch yourself getting nervous. Taking that pressure off of you helps you to remember that the goal of your presentation is to help someone in the crowd.n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n n Public speaking can be hard, but if you start by applying these tips before your next speech it’ll only get easier and you’ll start feeling more confident like the natural-born leader you are. Need more help getting started with public speaking? Check outn n <a href=”httpss://www.perfectpitchesbyprecious.com/store/” target=”_blank”> n n my servicesn n </a> n n and let’s go!n n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n</div>