Let’s Chat Have you ever done public speaking? How do you feel about speaking in public? What do you want to learn to day?
Tip No. 1 Make sure that: Before the presentation you have practiced, practiced, practiced – try out he speech on you friends and or family You have the time, date and location of where you are speaking You know exactly what you are speaking about how long you are speaking and who the audience is You have a contact phone number If you have equipment there is some one to help you with it Remember the Scouts Motto - Be Prepared
Tip No. 1 What else can you think of to be prepared? Remember the Scouts Motto - Be Prepared
Make sure that you: Arrive early (at least 30 minutes early) Have help to set up the laptop and the presentation Get any hand outs or props ready Check all the equipment is working Get a coffee and relax! Tip No. 2 Before the big event
You are about to start but you are feeling nervous here are some tricks that may help: Make sure you have practiced before the day of your speech. When speaking try looking at the friendliest faces in the audience and make eye contact Relax and smile. Slow down, take a deep breath and breath slowly It is OK to let the audience know you are nervous Use power point slides with pictures and people will look at that and not you so much Tip No. 4 How to beat those butterflies in your stomach
Introduce yourself Warm up the audience with an ice breaker Tip No. 5 Ready Set Go At the start of your presentation you should:
Ice Breakers for a small audience If you were a comic strip character, who would you be and why? Ask everyone to say three things about themself make two true and one a lie. Everyone else has to guess the lie Who wants to have a go at running an icebreaker now?
Let’s start the rpesentaion Get 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 them Get people to do something physical such us rolling shoulders, shaking hands stretching etc. Ice breakers for a large audience
Ways to keep the audience listening to the speech include: Make eye contact with people in the audience Talk to you audience not at them Smile and be friendly and try to think you are having an interesting chat with people Don’t talk too fast and pause sometimes to collect your thoughts Remember to breath Tip No. 6 Keep the audience listening
If you just stand in one spot people will start to lose attention remember to: Show some movement – move around the stage a bit Talk with you hands use gestures to make points Use your head and facial expressions Make sure you change positions sometimes Tip No. 7 Move Baby Move
YOUR TURN! Who wants to show us your moves – have a go – speak to us?? about an issue that is important to you Tips No. 6 & 7 Move Baby Move & Listening
You can tell when people are getting bored because they begin to move in their seats and they can stop looking at you!!!! Some tricks to include: use props in your speech including posters, toys, hats etc Ask questions for the audience to answer Pass around a bag of lollies Change the way you are speaking sometimes talk a bit louder sometimes lower your voice. Tip No. 8 WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other ideas can you think of to stop people getting bored Tip No. 8 WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 speech for people to ask questions Stopping at different times in the speech and asking if there are any questions Or you ask the audience questions ( good way of keeping their attention) Tip No. 8 Questions??????????? Which one of these ideas do you like?
OOOPs now you have to answer the question here are some tips: Know the topic you are talking about Make eye contact with person who asked you the question Repeat the question so everyone in the audience can hear it Make people feel comfortable by saying “That’s a good question" or, "I’m glad you asked that” Answer clearly and briefly If you don’t know the answer don’t worry we can’t know everything Tip No. 9 Answers !!!!!!!
Now you have finished your speech there are a few things that you might want to say before you leave including: Thank everyone for listening Give out notes if you have them Let people know where they can get more information about the topic if they are interested. Tip No 10 My work here is done!
Writing a presentation for your group Here are some ideas for writing your speech 1.Decide what you want the audience to learn about your group. 2.Understand your audience – who is your audience what do they need to know and why 3.Deciding what should go in your speech – try brainstorming with other members in your group. Ideas could include: What is self advocacy What are self advocacy groups Details about your group e.g. name, history where and when you meet What you do at your meetings Things your group are working on Issues you care about Why your group is important How people can support self advocacy and more
Once you have written your speech it is important to practice it to make sure it is not too long or too short Get feedback from other people about what they think about the speech Decide if you are using PowerPoint, photos, videos in your presentation GOOD LUCK !!!!!! Writing a presentation for your group