For many speech givers just getting through a speech, invariably described as an ‘ordeal’, is a success. Not making a fool of oneself is the important thing. Nevertheless, if that is all that is achieved then its probably better the speech was never made at all.
A successful speaker sees the occasion of public speaking as an opportunity…
- To communicate
- To provide information
- To build reputation
- To make a real and vivid impact that lasts