Public Speaking


This section will provide you with an introduction into the basic foundations of Public Speaking – covering everything from understanding your audience, to how you say your message.  

Here you will also find a detailed list of techniques and insights which will help boost your speaking. 


Let’s face it, Public Speaking can be one of the most daunting things for someone to do. We’re all familiar with the nerves that we can face when presenting or speaking in front of a group of people. 

However, speaking is a medium through which we can engage and shape the world around us. Therefore, being able to master your Public Speaking is a priceless skill. The good news is that – just like anything, it can be learnt.

The following sections will provide an introduction into various aspects which you must take into account when speaking. 

1. Know your audience

Before you start creating your speech it is crucial to understand who you will be speaking or presenting to. Understanding your audience will allow you to capitalise on their background and emotions, providing you with a vital connection point as to allow them to invest in your message. 

Take some time to do some research and consider the following points when preparing:

  • Who are they? 
  •  What do they care about? What are their interests and what do you think they want to learn from your presentation? Is your presentation informatitve or a pitch? (If so you will need to tailor your approach)
  • What kind of body language and terminology do they understand?


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"A good orator is pointed and impassioned"

Marcus T. Cicero
Roman statesman
"Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent"

Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Ancient Greek Historian
"What we say is important.. for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of"
Jim Beggs
Businessman and NASA Administrator