At the same time, speaker in this video is demonstrating some great speaking skills.
Few more tips that might help you to avoid mistakes:
- Use simple language and try to be relaxed (perhaps post on Dealing with stage fear can help :)).
- Understand your audience, and try to see your speech from their shoes. Don’t be too busy with you speech to think about your audience.
- During the speech, take your time! Breath in, pause, don’t rush.
- Don’t get so focus on the information that the structure of the speech slips away. Before the speech, ask yourself “what is the beginning/middle/end of my speech?” and make sure that all of these exist.
- Don’t be afraid of making a mistake. The only way to never make a mistake is to do nothing at all, and even that can be a mistake sometimes. Fear of mistaking will only paralyse your ability to avoid it, correct it, and to get on with your speech in the best way.
- Know what you can get away with…But if you do a mistake that you cannot hide….don’t even try. Apologise shortly, with a friendly smile, and us it to build connection and friendliness with the audience.
And don't forget... The best speakers are not the ones who never make a mistake!
The best speakers are the one who use their mistakes to their advantage – appearing more human, launching a smile and making sure that in this end this mistake connects them closer to their audience.
Check out how to avoid some most common mistakes in this really good 7 minutes video “Speaking mistakes to avoid” by Toastmasters, providing some useful tips and ideas: