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But more often, you're probably asked to take just a few minutes to address a smaller group. Here's how to give a short speech that will leave your audience wanting more. Getty Images I once went to a small fundraising event for a nonprofit. They did so much good in my neighborhood that I truly thought they could do no wrong.
Then one of the organizers asked someone to stand up "to say a few words," and her presentation turned into the longest, least organized, most lifeless talk I've ever heard. Those who were standing near the back of the room slipped out.
For the rest of us, the goodwill slipped away. You can find a lot of advice out there on how to give a speech in front of a big audience, but how often do most of us do that?
More often, you're likely asked to take a few minutes to address a smaller group--sometimes with little or no warning. The next time that happens to you, here are seven things to keep in mind. Want to read more, make a suggestion, or be featured in a future column?
Contact me or sign up for my weekly email. There's an unfortunate temptation in a short speech to try to cram everything you have to say into a short time. Instead of trying to make the time fit the speech, however, recognize that you have to make your remarks fit the time allotted.
If you've got five minutes to talk, you shouldn't have more than three main points. If your short speech is longer than this article, it's too long. This applies whether you have five days notice before your speech or 30 seconds.
If you're surprised to be called on to speak, your planning might consist only of conjuring up your three main points while someone else is trying to get everyone's attention and introduce you, but that's better than nothing. Ideally, you want to plan everything you're going to say, rehearse in front of other people, and rewrite over and over.
Don't fall into the trap of thinking that short remarks require less preparation. In fact, giving a good short speech can be harder than giving a long one. In the history of the entire world, I don't think anyone has ever said, "I wish that speech had been longer. If you've run out of time to make a major point, either work it into the questions people have for you afterward, or send a follow-up note to the members of the audience.
Take the length of time you've been asked to speak for, and cut it down by 20 percent. Use milestones For a five minute speech, you want to organize in roughly one-minute intervals, and you want to offer milestones to the audience at the top of each minute.
You get one minute for your introduction, during which you explain what you plan to say. Then you get 60 seconds each for your three main points. That last 60 seconds can be used either for a short conclusion, or as a buffer in case you run long.
Use verbal cues to keep the audience on track. Phrases that seem obvious on the written page can be much more helpful in oral remarks:H.
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This report reflects activities undertaken during the Chairmanship of Lynn Wood whose term ended on 9 June – Winter Packet 19 CHAIRMAN REPORT “How to Write a Chairman’s Final Report” As A PTA committee chairperson, it is your responsibility to prepare a report . The Chairman's speech at an AGM should not be too long and involved but it will set the store for shareholders' expectations so it's an important speech.
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