Opportunities Galore

When it comes to public speaking, practice makes perfect and this time of year is perfect for practicing. With Christmas and New Year there are many opportunities to stand up and say a few words or propose a toast. You don’t have to speak for a long time, 2 – 3 minutes is all you need but it gives you another chance to hone your skills, work on those nerves or try something new. 

In January people start to look for a new job – New Year/New Career. Volunteer to say a few words about the person leaving, it could be something sensible or you can roast the person (wit, humor and satire are used to convey the message), just ensure that the jokes and anecdotes are good natured and not mean spirited. If you do this often enough people will start to approach you to say something when the next person leaves. 

There are opportunities galore to practice speaking in public this time of year, remember, more opportunities means more experience.

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