5 Public Speaking Secrets You Can Steal From The Pros

If you’ve got a wedding speech coming up, there’s a good chance it’s the first time you’ve spoken in front of a large group of people.

So it’s only natural that you might feel a little anxious.

The truth is, the best way to nail it is simply to do lots of preparation and practice.

But even then you might miss a few tricks that experienced speakers take for granted…

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How to Turn Your Outline into a Kickass Wedding Speech

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In a previous post I showed you how to jumpstart your wedding speech preparation by producing a rough outline in just 5 minutes.

This is a great first step, but there’s still some work to be done before you’ve got a speech you can deliver with confidence.

So what comes next? How do you turn your outline into a fully-blown speech that totally kicks ass?

Well the good news is that it’s pretty straightforward.

As long as you know the right steps…

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The Hidden Benefits of Making a Start on your Wedding Speech Today

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Ever had this thought about something on your To Do list?

“If I get started today, and work on it little by little, I’ll easily get it finished in time and without any stress!”

But of course that perky little voice usually gets completely ignored – only to be replaced weeks later by:

“OMG! I should have started this ages ago. There’s not nearly enough time left to do it properly. Help!”

Preparing your wedding speech is exactly this sort of task. You know you should start it right away, but you inevitably end up leaving it to the last minute.

However, it’s worth taking that little voice of reason a bit more seriously, because there are a surprising number of benefits to starting your speech sooner rather than later.

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Wedding Speech Success

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It’s traditional to greet the New Year with a mixture of excitement and optimism. But if you’re due to give an important wedding speech in 2013, you might just feel a bit of trepidation too.

Maybe it’s the first time you’ve spoken in front of a big group of people. Or perhaps you’re not quite sure what to say. It could just be a fear of letting people down.

Whether the wedding is just round the corner or several months away, there are some simple resolutions you can make right now that will greatly improve the chances of delivering a winning speech on the big day.

So here are 6 commitments that will put you firmly on the right track if you’re giving a wedding speech in 2013…

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6 Common Causes of Wedding Speech Nerves (And How To Beat Them)

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Are you terrified of public speaking?

Would you rather pull out your own teeth than stand up in front of a crowd and “say a few words”?

You certainly wouldn’t be alone.

According to one survey the average person is more afraid of speaking in public than they are of dying!

The best thing to do is just to avoid public speaking altogether, right?

Well that works fine until someone close to you decides to get married and suddenly everyone’s expecting you to give a speech. Total. Bloody. Nightmare.

So what’s the answer?

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