Use the recording method. Record yourself speaking (or reading a prepared speech or presentation. Set the tapes aside for a week or two. You don’t want to listen to them immediately.
When you listen to the tapes, ask yourself these questions:
∗ Did my tone accurately reflect the importance of my words?
∗ Was my pace appropriate for each topic?
∗ What was the level of my enthusiasm?
In judging your level of enthusiasm, ask yourself these questions:
∗ Should I have used more or less enthusiasm?
∗ Did my word choice make my points “come to life”?
Develop a More Informal Style of Speaking:
∗ Imagine that you are speaking to one person.
∗ Use examples, analogies, comparisons, and metaphors to liven up your message.
∗ Be natural. Talk as you would in conversation.
∗ Be short and simple rather than complex.
∗ ENJOY YOURSELF! Your listeners will also gain a sense of satisfaction and enjoy themselves too.