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  1. Region Cadet Leadership School 2015 MN Leadership Academy
  2.  Public speaking is anytime you have to speak in public.  Speaking in public scares Americans more than going to the dentist, falling, or death!  This presentation will give you public speaking basics.
  3.  While most people fear public speaking there are some very simple ways to get around it…  Practice  Practice  Practice  By practicing you get around the reason for the fear: saying something stupid or messing up in front of people.
  4.  Preparation is key!  Figure out a thesis for your paper.  Write down the structure for your presentation.  Introduction, body, and conclusion.  Organization is Key  Read it out loud.  Edit your writing.  Read it out loud again.  Put it into your presentation.  Practice again.
  5.  Know your topic  Know your audience  Find a hook  Be yourself  Stay on point  Keep Attention
  6. Your are the expert of the topic you have chosen. Nobody in the room knows more than you so make sure that you know it thoroughly so you can teach others. Purpose; to inform, persuade, or entertain. Credibility means Research Anticipate Questions and Objections
  7. What are they interested in? What would they like to hear about your topic? What is their experience level?
  8. A hook is an interesting, funny, or creative beginning to your presentation. The first 30 seconds of a presentation are very important, so a good hook will keep your audience focused. Paint a Picture with words Thesis Statement.
  9. If you try to do what your friends would do, you will mess up. Just be yourself and you will feel the most comfortable! Make Sense
  10.  Do not discuss topics that are not important to your presentation. They will distract your audience and you will lose your focus.  Use clear and specific language
  11.  Do not repeat yourself. Repeating a point more than a few times sounds as if you do not have anything else to say. So avoid repetition.
  12. •Project a calm, confident tone while speaking. •You are the expert on the topic, so you have nothing to worry about! •Audience members can tell when you are nervous or do not know what you are talking about. •Confidence can be gained through good preparation and effective practicing.
  13.  Attitude is everything!  Preparation is key  Confidence comes with practice  Refer to sources correctly  You will need to have outside sources for your information in the presentation. Make sure to know how to pronounce names and the author’s main idea correctly.  First 30 seconds are the most important!  This is the hook.  If you have a creative, witty, or interesting introduction, you can hold the audience’s attention for the rest of the presentation.  Strong conclusion  Just like the introduction, have a strong message the audience can take away from your presentation.  Avoid just repeating your introduction and your thesis statement.  Action statements make good conclusions.