(Editor’s note: This was one of the top viewed stories of 2015. We’re rerunning it as part of a look back at the articles that captivated our readers the most.)
For some, public speaking is a terrifying proposition. For others, it’s more comfortable than a Barcalounger.
Chances are, most people fall somewhere in the middle. And one thing is for certain when it comes to public speaking: Even the most seasoned public speaker has room for improvement.
Where to start? With all the rules, tips and best practices that exist to improve your public speaking, it can be a bit overwhelming.
First, you have to create the speech, from the title (you want to get people interested in hearing your speech) to the content (gotta keep ’em interested) to leaving a lasting impression.