Public Speaking Checklist
Public speaking is said to be the number one fear for business owners. Death is number two...
Here's a simple checklist recommended by TED organiser Chris Anderson to help you make that perfect speech:-
Is this a topic I am passionate about?
Does it inspire curiosity?
Will it make a difference to the audience to have this knowledge?
Is my talk a gift or an ask? (hint: it needs to be a gift)
Is the information fresh, or is it already out there?
Do I know enough about this to make the talk worth the audience's time?
Do I have the credibility to take on this topic?
What are the fifteen words that encapsulate my talk?
Would those fifteen words persuade someone they'd be interested in hearing my talk?
Finally, run through your speech on someone who could be a typical audience member - this crystallises what is clear, what is missing, and how to sharpen it.
To do public speaking like a champ see Chris Anderson's book TED Talks, The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking.
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