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30 Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Be a Better Public Speaker

May 06, 2024
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Stepping into the world of public speaking can be daunting. Whether you're a newbie feeling the jitters or a seasoned pro looking to fine-tune your skills, we've got thirty simple tips you can do today to immediately level up your public speaking game. From taming those butterflies in your stomach to perfecting your delivery style, these strategies are your secret to becoming a confident and charismatic speaker. Let's get ready to unleash your inner orator!

1. Pray before speaking. I pray something like this, “Lord, help me to speak the truth in love with wisdom such that knowledge is imparted that sticks to the soul spreads through the world for your glory.” See Ephesians 4:15; Titus 2:7-8.

2. Say something worth saying. Time is short, Psalm 90:12; Ephesians 5:16.

3. Study adequately. It is better to over-study (if there is such a thing) than understudy, especially in preaching. See James 3:1-2.

4. Never rely on your charisma. Rely on God and the knowledge you have to offer people.

5. Learn how to speak grammatically and with the best version of your voice you can offer. You may want to talk with a speech coach.

6. Have water with you on the podium, but don't take large gulps, but small sips. The water should be warm, not cold. Cold water constricts your throat and hurts your voice.

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Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary. He is the author of nineteen books, including Fire in the Streets (a critique of critical race theory or wokeness) and Christian Apologetics, A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith.

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