Toastmaster Tip — Learning To COPE by Dick Temple, DTM
How should we proceed when preparing and giving a speech? It can sometimes be daunting! Here is a simplified method to remember how to deal with this challenge or in other words how to “cope” with the task.
C —- as in Content. Be aware of the audience and if the speech content is appropriate and would be helpful and /or informative for them. Include humor as appropriate.
O —- as in Organization. An opening, the body with no more than three points and finally the close.
P —- Presentation. All the usual skills of presenting including voice , body language , gestures, eye contact, use of visuals as needed and avoiding distracting actions.
E —- Enthusiasm, Energy and a sense of Enjoyment should be evident by the speaker.
There you have it. An easy way to remember the basics for preparing and presenting a speech! Enjoy the challenge and you will be remembered!