Introduction: Mindy is a Speaking Coach & Speaker

A speaker is someone who presents an idea or information in a public forum. Mindy is a speaker, and she works in the field of public speaking consulting. A conference for community and business leaders will be hosting her lecture on leadership at the end of this month. Mindy hopes this will be a great opportunity to get her ideas out to the public.
Mindy is an expert on the topic of leadership. She has been a leader since she was 14, when she started volunteering in her community. She had always loved helping people, and she quickly realized that this was something she wanted to do more of. Her passion led her to major in communication and minor in organizational leadership at the university level, where she learned more about how leaders use public speaking to guide others. After graduation, Mindy moved back home to her community with a mission: To help people overcome their fear of public speaking. It has not been an easy road, but it is one she has never regretted.

mindy is speaking at a community event
mindy is speaking at a community event

How to Prepare for Your Next Speech

First, pick a subject that you know a lot about. Second, research other sources and make sure your speech is unique. Third, create an outline and then fill in the outline with detail points. Finally, practice out loud to make sure it sounds good when you say it aloud.

mindy is speaking at a community event
mindy is speaking at a community event

Public Speaking Essentials – What You Need to Know

A speech is a presentation which follows a specific order of content. It usually starts with an introduction which tells the audience what they will learn during the speech. Next comes the body, which contains details about your subject. Finally, there is a conclusion, in which you summarize your main points and wrap up your speech. When you deliver your speech, you should use a microphone or amplifier to be heard.
Make sure to prepare your speech in advance. You should have all of the information you need written down or on a computer to use as notes. You should practice your speech each day before you deliver it to give yourself time to make changes, and improve your delivery. You should practice in front of friends, family and teachers too since they will be able to give you constructive criticism.
Plan Your Speech

mindy is speaking at a community event
mindy is speaking at a community event

Some Tips on Public Speaking Presentations

Be sure to practice your speech until you can say it smoothly and confidently. Know your topic inside and out, and be sure to include parts relevant to the audience. If you don’t understand the topic you are presenting, make sure you relate it to something that everyone can understand. Also, be professional by looking nice and dressing appropriately. Use your jacket as a visual aid, and wrap a scarf around your neck.
Make sure you know what to say before you actually give the speech. Practice on your friends or family and ask for their feedback. Look at visuals you will use during your speech and hold them up when they are needed. Don’t be afraid to pause or take a drink of water; this gives people time to process what you just said and keeps you from rushing over another point that could help explain it further.
Be enthusiastic about your topic, but don’t come across as arrogant or cocky. Imagine yourself as a spectator watching you giving the speech, and be sure to avoid any gestures that could make you look cheap like cupping your hands or jiggling your legs. Avoid making any facial expressions that might be off-putting.

mindy is speaking at a community event
mindy is speaking at a community event