Published on 03 Mar 2015 | over 3 years ago

Giving presentations and speeches for work or class can be terrifying. When you are nervous, you might lose control and forget something. Maybe you are worried that your speech will be boring. In this lesson, you will learn some great tips to help you with writing and delivering your speech or presentation so you will never be afraid to talk in front of people again. Ronnie will teach you how to choose a topic, speak at the right speed, remember important facts, and more. Don't miss this important and effective lesson on public speaking!


Do you have to make a speech or do a presentation? Are you nervous? Do you need some help? I can help you. Hello. My name is Ronnie. I'm going to teach you a couple of tips and a couple of ways to help you when you have to do a scary presentation or speech.

When I was younger -- when I was really young, I had to do speeches every year in elementary school and high school -- I don't remember. I don't remember high school, okay? I do remember, specifically, in elementary school, every year, we had to do speeches. Guess what, ladies and gentlemen. You are looking at the grade 3 speech champion of Memorial school. Thank you. Thank you. Look what I am today.

So when I was in grade 3, I made the best speech in my class. I went on to do the speech in the auditorium or the gymnasium. I won first place. Oh, yeah. I won a book. I don't like books. I was like, "I got a book. Thanks." I was eight years old. I wrote a speech. I delivered the speech, and I won. I'm going to teach you what I know. This isn't a foolproof way, but this is how I to it. And maybe, this will work for you.

How to make a speech or presentation. Speeches and presentation are, of course, different. Speeches are more what you want to tell people about an interesting topic. And presentations are usually more work-based. But sometimes, they overlap. Sometimes, in schools, you have to do a speech, and also you will probably have to make a presentation about maybe a boring topic that the teacher gives you like World War II. How mundane.

So the very first thing that I'm going to tell you is how to actually form or make a decent speech. Sometimes, this is unavoidable. But maybe, if you can, choose a good or interesting topic. When I say interesting or good, the only person that needs to think this is interesting is you -- me -- you. If you have a wide-open topic, for example, your history teacher goes, "World War II." You go, "oh, god. Okay. Well, I know the history of World War II and the terrible Hitler, and all this stuff went down." So what you're going to do is you're going to try to choose a different angle, a different topic or a different way to present the information that no one's heard about before.

So if you have the opportunity to choose your own topic and the teacher doesn't give it to you, wide-open spaces. Choose what you like. What's your hobby? What's your passion? What do you like to talk about? Choose that -- bam. Make a really interesting presentation or speech. If you're excited about topic, then the other people will also feel you enthusiasm or feel your excitement, and it will be a good speech or presentation. So one, choose a good or interesting topic if you can.

No. 2, this is really important. If you are given a topic, I know it might be boring. Know your topic, or know your content. Nowadays, you can just go on the web, the good old website -- the Internet -- and you can blob the information off of Wikipedia or off of any kind of web page that you want, throw together the speech, stand up in front of everyone staring at you, yabber, yabber, yabber, jabber, jabber jabber. Then, at the end of it -- thank god it's over -- someone's going to ask you a question. "Oh, god. I don't know the answer" -- because you didn't research it. You just copied and pasted off the Internet. You can do that, whisk through it, ask a question, "I don't know." Speech is done. But if you have to do this for work, if your boss gives you a presentation or a speech to do for work, this is really important. Know your stuff. Know, maybe, what the people are going to ask you. Think of questions you would ask someone giving the same speech. As long as you know the information, your confidence is going to go like I this. Your nervousness or your anxiety is going to go like this. If you're confident, you know the topic, you know in and out everything about it, you're going to be the expert on it, and it's going to rock. Okay?
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