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PR Tip of the Month

Volume 4, No. 8
February 2, 2009

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Seven Tips for Starting Your Speech Off Right

When you give a speech, the audience will form an impression of you before you utter a word. Keep these tips in mind about what to do before your opening line.

  • Be mindful of your body language.
  • Walk to the podium at a comfortable pace, don't rush or dawdle.
  • Be friendly, smile as you approach the podium.
  • Don't look at the ground.
  • Relax, don't be stiff.
  • Don't shuffle or thumb through your note cards and papers before you start to speak.
  • Don't make drinking a sip of water your first action at the podium.

Next month, I'll have tips on how to engage the audience when you begin your speech.

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