Public Speaking Course:
Listen to Everyone
Another tip from my public speaking course is to listen to everyone. What I
mean by this, is that you should listen to every presenter before you at an
event where more people are speakering besides you. In particular, don't
miss the keynote or general session speakers. When you follow this tip you are
able to add a polish to your speech by incorporating something that was said
previous or by not sounding redundant on your material.
This tip from my public speaking course might also save you some embarrassment.
Many years ago I did a big presentation for a real estate company. We then
went to the closing general session an hour later, and the big shot keynote
speaker looked like a fool by using a lot of material that I had gone over
already. People from the audience were looking at me and winking. He may have
been an excellent public speaker, but he did not practice some of the important
skills from my public speaking course.
There were only two sessions going on and it would have been really easy for
the keynote speaker to stop by and check out my presentation, or at least find
out what I was going to be talking about.
In my public speaking course you learn to make sure your material is really
unique which will help guard you from embarrassing situations.