Stand and deliver
Graham and Anthony Easton suggest ways to improve your public speaking
- By: Anthony Easton, Graham Easton
Consider your experience when attending a medical conference. You may sense that while others are enthralled by the speaker and subject matter, you alone are distracted by random thoughts, which could include:
You are not alone. Most doctors feel that medical conferences are something they ought to attend, and struggle to get through. And when it isn't a struggle it's often because they've gone for a well earned rest.
But when you are presenting, do you really want your audience to be thinking like that about your talk? Dare to be different. It doesn't take long to improve your public speaking skills, simply by practising a few new techniques that will help you stand out from the crowd. The key is to learn how to understand your audience and plan a talk tailored to their needs.
Our model has four stages:
For each stage there are three things to focus