6 Public Speaking Tips you Can Learn from MLK
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jeremiahCommunity member
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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

6 Public Speaking Tips you Can Learn from MLK

1. Speak with Passion & Confidence

Speak loudly and not too fast. It makes you sound more confident and passionate. Feel the words you're saying in your heart. The passion will come through.

2. Know your material & memorize your outline

MLK was great keeping his eyes on the crowd when he was speaking. It helps you connect with the crowd.

3. Practice, practice, practice.

MLK was not born a great speaker. he got to practice a lot before delivering his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. You need to work at it to get great!

4. Paint a picture or a vision

The words "I have a dream" paint a clear picture of the future. Stories and vision are always really interesting to listen to and are great ways to prove a point & keep an audience captivated.

5. Master the Pause

Pausing at the right moments make people lean in and listen closer. MLK was great at pausing in key moments or before big points.

6. The way you say the words matter

MLK had a certain cadence to the way he spoke. He spoke with great intonation and rhythm.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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a year agoReply
This is HUGE for me. Doing workshops I find I tend to get really excited and start speaking fast...to slow myself down, I choose a statement that requires a good pause after it, look down to my right or left (NLP) then pick up the speaking. Thanks for this observation. Cheers.

2 years agoReply
A great man and an amazing speaker - we could all learn a thing or two!

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2 years agoReply
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!