Speaking in public can be quite nerve-wracking. However, public speaking is a skill that can be developed and made easier. While you might feel inclined to blame yourself for not being able to speak in public, the issue has a lot to do with speech training. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

The ancient Greeks knew how important public speaking is. They knew that it’s an art form that can be taught. Training in persuasive and effective talking was a huge part of their education. 

If you’re going to be speaking in public you should consider:

  • Who you’ll be talking to 
  • What your audience knows about you and the subject you’ll be speaking about

  • Work out what your goals are. Do you want to persuade, inspire, entertain, or inform your audience?
  • Define the purpose of your speech in one sentence (I want people to know A and do B).
  • Think about your speech in terms of the subject matter and your delivery style. Show your audience that you’re speaking their language and you care about their well-being. 
  • Don’t expect your speech to be perfect without rehearsing it. Practice it and try to memorise both your introduction and conclusion. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk