Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Here are just a dozen: Practice – Malala knew that for this one moment in time, the eyes and ears of the world would be focused on her. She was not “winging it.” There is no question that Malala had practiced the speech countless times.

2013 274

Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Although he passed away in 322 BC, Demosthenes is relevant to 21 st century orators because of his dedication to practice and preparation. Demosthenes’ dream was to be a great orator, but he had speech impediments. Passed two or three months in an underground cave, practicing his oratory. Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight.

2014 175

Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? I wrote about Demosthenes and the lengths he is rumored to have gone to in order to become one of the legendary Orators of the Greek Empire, but I left out one. Remember that the next time a presentation is coming up and the urge to just “wing it” and focus on other things arises.

2013 149

Public Speaking Can Cause Physical Harm

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? I wrote about Demosthenes and the lengths he is rumored to have gone to in order to become one of the legendary Orators of the Greek Empire, but I left out one. Remember that the next time a presentation is coming up and the urge to just “wing it&# and focus on other things arises.

2011 166

Public Speaking and Marco Rubio: The Senate May Have A New “Speaker”

Matt Eventoff

Preparation – It was clear that Rubio was not “winging it&# while he was up there. Last evening, there were well over 100 combined victory and concession speeches. One stood out among all of them.

2010 151

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

Speak and Deliver

A great place to practice all of this is Toastmasters! Combine this practice with NSA meetings or free speeches at the local Rotary Clubs, and you will gain a range of experience that is bound to improve you as a speaker. So where does one go to practice lengthy presentations?

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Dealing with a Hostile Audience

Executive Speech Coach

I am no orator, as Brutus is; But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my friend, and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him. Don’t wing it or you might mess up the purpose of the speaker. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.