How to deliver a great speech
The most important thing about delivering a great speech is Vision and Passion. As soon as you believe in what you’re saying, this will come
across in the way you do everything. It will show in your expression. It will show in the content of what you are saying and it will show in the way you move.
The way that you move your hands and body make a big difference. The most charismatic people in the world all get this right. When move your hands around and use body language you demonstrate more conviction and congruence.
This is the opposite of the shrinking wallflower who is embarrassed or uncertain of what they’re saying.
What’s the next thing you can do to demonstrate more confidence in what you’re saying? Slow down! If you panic, so will everyone else. If you look confident, then people will have faith in what you’re saying.
Slowing down will instantly help you to come across as more confident because we naturally speak quicker when we’re nervous. What’s more, is that slowing down will make what you’re saying easier to follow. It will give you time to think of your next statement. It even makes your voice sound deeper and helps it to project better.
Speaking too fast can make you appear like you’re trying to get everything out quickly because you’re not sure people are going to want to listen for long.
This is especially true when it comes to telling stories natural storyteller will start by gradually setting the scene and creating a context for their story. They will pause for dramatic effect and they will build-up to the punch lines. Think back to the people who have held court at parties you’ve been to – they all use this effect.
Tony Robbins is one of the best storytellers.
He will start with some kind of question or statement and then leave a deliberate pause before following up. This is powerful stuff and you’ll find that slowing down like this and introducing silences can be nerve-wracking at first. That’s exactly why it takes confidence.
I’m going to recommend a program called Black ops Hypnosis. Don’t let the title scare you. There are many techniques used in here by many speakers and stage hypnotist. You can read more about it at Here