Public Speaking Course:
Learn Public Speaking Material Easily
In my public speaking course we learn about using bits in your
presentation. Using a bit means taking a section of your material and
relate it to a visual or outline so it makes it easy for you to memorize. Each point flows naturally
from one to the other so you can deliver the information without looking
at your notes (as long as you know your material).
As you will learn from my public speaking course having good speaking skills involves practicing and preparing
before your presentation.
Before I learned about bits, I thought I would never make it as a
good public speaker
because I couldn't memorize long speeches. I discovered that
most presenters can't memorize long talks either. They have a mental or written outline consisting
of key words or visuals that trigger the individual bit in their minds.
Professional speakers use this concept to be able to deliver long presentations to the
public without the use of notes.
Not being dependent on your notes has several advantages. When
you stand before a group and speak without using any notes your credibility
automatically rises. The audience will think, 'Wow! This person really knows
their material.' You look more professional and knowledgeble with what you
Since you won't be tied to a podium or forced to hold your notes, you
can get physically closer to the audience, or actually enter the audience
on occasion. The closer you are to them to interact, the better you will
connect with them.
When you leave the script at home you can speak naturally to the audience
rather than read to them. It is very boring to hear someone talk as if
they are reading it word for word. You will also be more confident because you
no longer have to worry about your notes getting lost, or being blown
away by the wind when outdoors.
Using bits also has another big advantage involving time. We are all
very busy people. It's hard to find a spare hour or day to practice your
presentation for an upcoming program. Bits can be
practiced when you have a spare few minutes, a bit of time here and there.
You will be more likely to practice your material (and we all need
practice) if you can practice a three or five-minute bit rather than
the entire presentation.
Remember the old slogan for the candy bar, "Bit of Honey"?
It was, "A bit of honey goes a long, long way."
Remember from your public speaking course you should learn your craft and your speech,
bit by bit, it will go a long way on your road to success.
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