- Practice makes perfect
I’m sure you’ve heard this time and time again but it’s true because the more you practice your speech, the less nervous you’ll be while giving it. It’s not entirely true that you’re only as good as your last performance because even if you bomb one speech, you will still have other opportunities to give a better speech in the future so don’t feel discouraged should anything go wrong.
- Make eye contact with people in the audience
Eye contact is a great way of being able to build trust between yourself and your audience which will make them more receptive towards what it is that you’re saying instead of feeling like they need to look away from you or worse, stare back at you with an awkward expression on their faces.
- Don’t prepare too much
You want to be able to focus on what it is that’s being said instead of trying to remember lines when on stage—it takes away from your message overall and distracts everyone else who was listening attentively up until that point. If its all possible, try preparing things beforehand so that the process itself doesn’t take up too much of your time; most speakers tend to forget about minor details regarding their speeches once they’re actually speaking from memory alone instead of having notes right in front of them.
- Get rid of distractions
Try avoiding any distractions such as phone calls or text messages throughout the duration of your speech, otherwise it may become extremely difficult for anyone listening at home or in person to stay focused on what it is that’s being said due to outside influences which distracts everyone else around them as well. This doesn’t mean completely cutting yourself off from the world but rather keeping things at bay until after your speech has been completed successfully without running into any problems whatsoever during its delivery.
- Remember why you’re doing this and why it matters
Don’t get caught up in all of those negative thoughts about how badly things could end up going—realize how important this event truly is for yourself and why exactly it matters enough for others out there who are looking forward towards seeing just what kind of impact these words can have on their lives as well without getting caught up in thinking about everything that could possibly go wrong during its delivery because then, we’ve defeated the entire purpose behind why were doing this in the first place.