4 Let’s ChatHave you ever done public speaking? How do you feel about speaking in public? What do you want to learn to day?
5 Tip No. 1 Remember the Scouts Motto - Be Prepared Make sure that: Before the presentation you have practiced, practiced, practiced – try out he speech on you friends and or familyYou have the time, date and location of where you are speakingYou know exactly what you are speaking abouthow long you are speaking and who the audience isYou have a contact phone numberIf you have equipment there is some one to help you with it
6 Tip No. 1 Remember the Scouts Motto - Be Prepared What else can you think of to be prepared?
7 Tip No. 2 Before the big event Make sure that you: Arrive early (at least 30 minutes early)Have help to set up the laptop and thepresentationGet any hand outs or props readyCheck all the equipment is workingGet a coffee and relax!
8 Tip No. 4 How to beat those butterflies in your stomach You are about to start but you are feeling nervous here are some tricks that may help:Make sure you have practiced before theday of your speech.When speaking try looking at the friendliest faces in the audience and make eye contactRelax and smile.Slow down, take a deep breath and breath slowlyIt is OK to let the audience know you are nervousUse power point slides with pictures and people will look at that and not you so much
9 Tip No. 5 Ready Set Go At the start of your presentation you should: Introduce yourselfWarm up the audience with an ice breaker
10 Ice Breakers for a small audience If you were a comic strip character, who would you be and why?Ask everyone to say three thingsabout themself make two trueand one a lie. Everyone else hasto guess the lieWho wants to have a go at running an icebreaker now?
11 Let’s start the rpesentaion Ice breakers for a large audienceLet’s start the rpesentaionGet everyone to introduce them selves to the person on their right.Get people to tell the person next to them one thing people do not know about themGet people to do something physical such us rolling shoulders, shakinghands stretching etc.
12 Tip No. 6 Keep the audience listening Ways to keep the audience listening to the speech include:Make eye contact with people in the audienceTalk to you audience not at themSmile and be friendly and try to think youare having an interesting chat with peopleDon’t talk too fast and pause sometimes to collect your thoughtsRemember to breath
13 Tip No. 7Move Baby MoveIf you just stand in one spot people will start to lose attention remember to:Show some movement – move around the stage a bitTalk with you hands use gestures to make pointsUse your head and facial expressionsMake sure you change positions sometimes
14 Tips No. 6 & 7 Move Baby Move & Listening YOUR TURN! Who wants to show us your moves – have a go – speak to us?? about an issue that is important to you
15 Tip No. 8WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You can tell when people are getting bored because they beginto move in their seats and they can stop looking at you!!!! Some tricks to include:use props in your speech including posters, toys, hats etcAsk questions for the audience to answerPass around a bag of lolliesChange the way you are speaking sometimestalk a bit louder sometimes lower your voice.
16 What other ideas can you think of to stop people getting bored Tip No. 8WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What other ideas can you think of to stop people getting bored
17 Tip No. 8 Questions??????????? Which one of these ideas do you like? Giving people the chance to ask questions is really important but when and how often? The decision is up to you ideas include:Leaving time at the end of the speechfor people to ask questionsStopping at different times in the speech and asking if there are any questionsOr you ask the audience questions ( good way of keeping their attention)Which one of these ideas do you like?
18 Tip No. 9Answers !!!!!!!OOOPs now you have to answer the question here are some tips:Know the topic you are talking aboutMake eye contact with person who asked you the questionRepeat the question so everyone in the audience can hear itMake people feel comfortable by saying “That’s a good question" or, "I’m glad you asked that”Answer clearly and brieflyIf you don’t know the answer don’t worry we can’t know everything
20 Tip No 10 My work here is done! Now you have finished your speech there are a few things that you might want to say before you leave including:Thank everyone for listeningGive out notes if you have themLet people know where they can get more information about the topic if they are interested.
21 Writing a presentation for your group Here are some ideas for writing your speechDecide what you want the audience to learn about your group.Understand your audience – who is your audience what do they need to know and whyDeciding what should go in your speech – try brainstorming with other members in your group. Ideas could include:What is self advocacyWhat are self advocacy groupsDetails about your group e.g. name, history where andwhen you meetWhat you do at your meetingsThings your group are working onIssues you care aboutWhy your group is importantHow people can support self advocacy and more
22 Writing a presentation for your group Once you have written your speech it is important to practice it to make sure it is not too long or too shortGet feedback from other people about what they think about the speechDecide if you are using PowerPoint, photos, videos in your presentationGOOD LUCK !!!!!!