Public Speaking Tips From Cara Mund: Miss America Shares 5 Secrets to Help You Talk in Front of Crowds! by 30Seconds Mom

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Public Speaking Tips From Cara Mund: Miss America Shares 5 Secrets to Help You Talk in Front of Crowds!

As the face of The Miss America Organization and a graduate of Brown UniversityCara Mund is no stranger to public speaking. Given her role as Miss America, Cara regularly gives speeches in front of large crowds, on topics ranging from scholarship to female empowerment and even current social issues. Here are five tips to help with your public speaking from Cara:

  • If you can, choose a topic that you are passionate about. It is easier to speak on something you are passionate about and listeners will be more engaged if you are engaged in the topic. This also gives the audience a chance to see your personal connection to the topic.
  • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Reading your speech out loud, beforehand, will not only help eliminate first time jitters but also help you see what needs improvement.
  • Choose a few people in the audience to make eye contact with during the speech to create a deeper connection with the entire audience instead of simply scanning the back of the room.
  • Smile, and begin the speech with a well-prepared hook. A relevant personal story is a great start. This establishes your credibility and engages your audience from the very beginning.
  • Always thank the audience for their time when you are finished.

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Speaking in public is always hard. I read a lot of tips on how to overcome fear, but you need to work on yourself a lot. For example, you can take any topic on the site and practice to tell it before the mirror or in front of relatives. Practice makes perfect.

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