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How to master public speaking (even if you’re terrified of it)

(Also read "4 tips on overcoming fear and becoming a TED worthy public speaker".)

Public speaking is when an individual delivers a speech or presentation to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence or entertain.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Vusi Thembekwayo (Global Business Speaker, Business Strategy Consultant and Team Building Expert) for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Thembekwayo discussed the science of public speaking.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I still have a trainer, even though I’m probably the busiest speaker in Africa, or even the world.

Vusi Thembekwayo

Unless you’re getting better, you’re getting worse. It’s vital to have someone that can point things out to you.

Vusi Thembekwayo

You need the training. With training you can relax and be who you are.

Vusi Thembekwayo

People never remember content. They remember a theme.

Vusi Thembekwayo

Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech first describes how the world is, and then how it can be.

Vusi Thembekwayo

Pick a strong and powerful theme. When you’re finished, what is the single sentence you want people to remember?

Vusi Thembekwayo

Comedians drop a bombshell at the end before they leave the stage.

Vusi Thembekwayo

Nerves make you perform well. You just need to unleash it. I still get nervous before I get on stage!

Vusi Thembekwayo

The chief challenge with any speaker is credibility. It’s what our President lacks.

Vusi Thembekwayo

The people who lead the world those who have the ability to hold an audience and effectively communicate an idea.

Vusi Thembekwayo

The best public speaker on TED is Paddy Ashdown.

Vusi Thembekwayo

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