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Nadine Dereza, a highly experienced moderator and presenter, shares tips on how to be a great public speaker

Nadine Dereza speakerIf the thought of speaking in public brings you out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. Writing in The Guardian, Nadine Dereza, an award-winning finance and business journalist and presenter, shares a few simple tips to help you focus, beat those nerves and guides on how to be a great public speaker.

Drawing from her recently published book, “Insider Secrets of Public Speaking” (Rethink, 2014), Nadine argues that memorable speeches, such as Emma Watson’s UN talk on gender equality (pictured above), follow three golden principles. She recommends people to try and focus on:

  1. Authority: Public speaking is an act of leadership. Rremember that you are an expert on the topic and your opinion matters.
  2. Authenticity: Be the best version of yourself, rather than a second-rate copy of someone else. Good speakers are, above all, themselves.
  3. Audience: The audience is the most important part of any speech or presentation. Audiences want you to keep to time, be aware of how they are feeling, and justify that listening to you is worth their time.

Nadine believes that if you follow these three golden principles “your speech will be remembered, talked about and possibly acted on.”

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7 Steps to Confident and Successful Public Speaking

Robin Kermode speaker“SPEAK (so your audience will listen)” is Robin Kermode’s latest book, released this month by Pendle Publishing. We are big fans of Robin: he is a terrific speaker and coach, as well as being a great actor (you might have seen him play Jon Major in the 2012 biopic, ‘The Iron Lady’).

Robin looks at all aspects of spoken communication, from structuring a speech or presentation all the way through to delivery. The book is split into 7 simple steps to help the reader become a confident and successful speaker, with specific exercises at the end of each section for the reader to practice.

Whether you’re a CEO presenting to shareholders, or a parent speaking at their daughter’s wedding, SPEAK provides a formula that can help anyone become a confident and successful speaker. According to a recent article in The Times, fear of public speaking ranks among peoples’ top dreads, sometimes surpassing the fear of death itself!

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To find out more about Robin Kermode, or to book him as a speaker, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk on 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000 or at leo@chartwellspeakers.com

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