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Toastmaster Public Speaking tips
10 tips on public speaking:
• Know your material.
• Practice. Practice. Practice!
• Know the audience.
• Know the room.
• Visualize yourself giving your speech.
• Realize that people want you to succeed.
• Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problem
• Concentrate on the message – not the medium.
• Gain experience.
National Speakers Association
NSA is the leading professional association for speakers.
Advanced Public Speaking Institute
Includes articles on topics such as humor, openings, word choice, storytelling techniques, and many more.
A great article from How Stuff Works with tips for public speakers.
Making a Great PowerPoint
Images in Speeches
Adding visual elements (such as photos, maps, or charts) can enhance your speech.
Use Creative Commons Search to search different providers for items that are specifically licensed under a CC license. For information about copyright restrictions, see the Copyright and Intellectual Property Toolkit: Can I Use It? guide.
Tip: When searching Google Images, select "Creative Commons Licenses" in the Usage Rights drop-down box under Tools to ensure that you don't violate copyright licenses with the images you use.