10 Ways to Exceed in Your Speech Tip #1: Bullet Points are your Friend. Outline your speech and use that to organize your points in the speech.
Tip #2: Ideas not Generalizations DO NOT under any circumstances say I am (insert positive adjective here). We want tangible ideas.
Tip #3: Practice your Speech by Recording Yourself This is a very good way in improving yourself when you’re at home to point out your flaws.
Tip #4: Dress to impress. Wear a nice shirt and slacks or an appropriate skirt for girls. NO jeans/sneakers.
Tip #5: Have something in your hands. If you are over using your hands have something in your hands like a pencil to calm you down.
Tip #6: Water is your friend too Stay hydrated during your speech so your mouth won’t go dry.
Tip #7: Exercise If you’re very nervous, try say jumping jacks to calm yourself down.
Tip #8: Do not speak word for word You’ll sound rehearsed and you DO NOT want to sound that way.
Tip #9: Keep Eye contact Scan through the audience to keep eye contact and keep your audience engaged.
Tip #10: TAKE PAUSES If you’re speaking too fast because of your nervousness, take a pause and recollect your thoughts.
Most Importantly GOOD LUCK! And may the odds be ever in your favor! ~Herman Li