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General Resources

To be an effective public speaker takes practice and persistence along these lines:

  • Knowing your interests and developing your knowledge such that you can commit to a speech topic.
  • Relying not only on personal experience or opinion, but also on information from authoritative sources.
  • Organizing and crafting your expressions in a way that makes your message clear and interesting to your audience.
  • Delivering your speech in a confident, conversational fashion.
  • Constructively responding to audience feedback.