Nurses—Making a Difference in Global Health

Preparing to Present at Your 2010 IYN Events

Tips for Successful Public Speaking*

Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in.


Practice. Practice. Practice!

Know the audience.


Know the room and the equipment.

Relax. Begin by addressing the audience.

Visualize yourself giving your speech and the audience clapping to boost your confidence.


Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining. They’re rooting for you.

Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problems.

Concentrate on the message — not the medium.

Gain experience. This builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking.


*Accessed from Toastmasters International. Your nearest Toastmasters Club can provide the experience you need in a safe and friendly environment.

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