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18 Public Speaking Tips


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Know Your Material
Graphics and props can help you remember your ideas and convey them accurately to listeners.
Graphics and props can help you remember your ideas and convey them accurately to listeners.
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Winging it is not a good idea when you've got a speech to make. While going with the flow and being flexible is smart, trusting yourself to be brilliant without any preparation is something even the pros don't attempt. Do your research. Know your topic and what you're going to say about it and how you'd like to say it. The more you know, the more confident you'll be up there.