February 12, 2019 11:55 am Published by

In this episode I share with you two techniques that will prove to yourself and your listener that you have practiced and prepared your speech.

I call the first technique ‘Lose the filler words’.
Have you ever noticed how speakers can sometimes use filler words like “ers” and “ums”?

Or perhaps you have used them yourself when delivering a speech or presentation? They are likely to appear whilst speaking when we are thinking of what to say next or trying to decide between alternative ways of expressing a point. They essentially fill the gaps in our speech whilst we are pondering our next words.

Simply using a PAUSE can help remove those “ers” and “ums” with ease.

I call the second technique ‘Tying a bow’.
We all like gifts, don’t we?
Well, here is a clever little technique for you to use when preparing to give your next talk.

Give your listener a gift by ‘tying a bow’ over your talk. You do this by opening and ending with the same statement.
This is a great way to show you have clearly thought about the structure of your talk and it will give it more impact.

If you would like to discover more tips and techniques to help speak and communicate with confidence, you can download my free top tips booklet here: https://davidalanmurray.com/free-pdf/

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