Last updated on 2/18/22
Practice in real conditions
- Use the methods for physical and mental preparedness
- Work on your body language and oral communication to deliver your message with panache
You work in a medium-sized logistics company. You have been asked to give a speech in honor of the sales director who is retiring. Several people are due to speak before you do: it is an opportunity to pay tribute to your colleague and leave a lasting impression of this moment on all of the company's staff.
You can be quite emotional, so you decide to write out your speech. What do you do to prepare as best you can?Careful, there are several correct answers.
You highlight all the important words in bold.
You practice alone with a camera.
You try out your speech on your family, friends, or colleagues.
You keep the text tucked away in your pocket -- nothing beats spontaneity.
It's your turn to take the microphone. You are given the choice between sitting down and standing up. What posture do you choose?
Sitting down, legs and hands crossed, head slightly forward so that you can see your audience and your notes as well.
Sitting down, legs apart, and hands crossed so that you portray yourself as both open and serious.
Standing up, leaning on one leg with the knee locked so that you appear relaxed and stable.
Standing up, well-grounded, head straight, and knees soft so that you remain flexible.
You are about to give your speech. You take a deep breath and look out to your audience. What is the first thing your audience will pay attention to?
Your voice, intonation, and pace
Your body, movements, and energy
Your speech, its structure, and the length of your sentences