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.
Thembekwayo discussed the science of public speaking.
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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
This article first appeared on 702 : How to master public speaking (even if you’re terrified of it)