3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

As a new entrepreneur, if you want to build your authority status and showcase your expertise, then you want to get started public speaking. Nothing highlights you as leader, like public speaking. If you have fears about public speaking, do what I did. Schedule yourself to speak regularly. As you gain experience with public speaking, you become more confident in your ability. This article highlights three public speaking tips for new entrepreneurs that help you start public speaking on a regular basis.

 

 

 

  1. Give Mini-Talks for Local Business Organizations

You can give short-mini-talks on your signature topic for local business organizations, if you want to start public speaking on a regular basis. You will receive several benefits from following this strategy. You gain experience, showcase your expertise, and build your authority status.

Local business and civic organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs, are always looking for guest speakers. As Christopher Witt stated in Getting Started with Public Speaking“Each time you speak, you meet potential customers, network with professionals, establish credibility and gain free publicity.” 

Keep your mini-talks to fifteen minutes or less. You can use the remainder of your time to answer questions and respond to comments. Your host will appreciate the brevity of your remarks, especially during a luncheon meeting.

  1. Host Local Workshops

You can host local workshops, if you want to start public speaking on a regular basis. The workshop will be an expanded version of your mini-talk.

If you belong to any local business organizations, then offer to host a workshop for the members. Libraries, churches, and community centers are other ideal locations for hosting workshops. Be sure to understand the needs of the audience.  Focus on the audience. Think about the group’s reality and how you can engage them.

Your workshop does not need to last all day. A workshop of 1-2 hours is sufficient. Be sure to prepare handouts for your audience. You may want to prepare one or more of the following as handouts:

  1. Tip sheet
  2. Summary of Key Points
  3. Resource List

  1. Prepare for Last Minute Speaking Opportunities

Prepare for last minute speaking opportunities when a scheduled speaker fails to show up at a business meeting. When this happens, you should be ready to fill the gap.

Plan to have a mini-speech totally prepared before every business meeting that you attend. As I mentioned in, The Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist™ set goals before going to events. Always be prepared to have a practiced and polished mini-speech on a topic relevant to the group.

Planning to have a practiced and polished mini-speech will help you overcome your nervousness, if you are asked to speak that day. Also, always being prepared helps you improve your public speaking skills.

Remember to include a “hook” in your speech. Make your presentation memorable for the audience. Engage them and draw them into your presentation. See, Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook, for more information on this topic.

 

Conclusion/Call to Action

As you follow these 3 public speaking tips for new entrepreneurs you will be speaking on a regular basis, in a way that showcases your expertise and builds your authority status.

Most entrepreneurs are not willing to step out of their comfort zones and engage in public speaking. By doing so, you will show yourself to be a leader.

Remember to follow these 3 public speaking tips for entrepreneurs,

  1. Give mini-talks for business organizations
  2. Host local workshops
  3. Prepare for last minute speaking opportunities

These 3 public speaking tips for new entrepreneurs are in addition to podcasts, teleseminars, and videos that you can do online. To find out more about those online public speaking opportunities see, How to Attract New Clients through Speaking and Writing.

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Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

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