5. Joking around
A little bit of humor can do wonders to lift the stress, or worse world-weariness when delivering your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd and they’ll feel that you’re just as sociable, and as human being to those who listen.
6. Be like the rest of them
Communication is all about mixing with the public. You’ll get several ideas, as well as identifying what people make them as they are.
7. I, Me, and Myself
This is true, there are times you sing to yourself in the lavatory. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your own voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it you can clean up as well.
8. With a grin
Much like eye contact a smile says it all. Why do you have to grimace or frown in a meeting or a gathering, unless it’s a wake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.
9. A Model
There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering or maybe at church. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take center stage.
Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while other resort to being a little more silly as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.
And that about wraps it up. These suggestions are rather amateurish in edgewise, but I’ve learned to empower myself when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.