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How do TED speakers sound so natural?

I feel naturally to speak in front of my students, but when I try to have a speech in front of adults, I feel nervous. I often find when I finish a speech, I hardly remember what I said.

Do you have any idea to help me? Thanks. :)

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    Mar 21 2013: I think the TED speakers believe they have worthwhile things to give. Public speaking is an art and skill both and requires practice and patience. But the trick is to be authentic not authoratitive. Trust your guts and have a go, you can surely make it.
    • Mar 21 2013: Dear Pabitra Mukhopadhyay,thanks for the encouragement:).Yes,I do I can:)
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    Mar 21 2013: I'm sorry that i can't help.
    the same question has been on my mind.
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    • Mar 21 2013: Thanks Dear Kate Blake:).I am often inspired by what u typed in TED:)
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    Mar 21 2013: As Anton writes, people often come to mind as speakers because others have heard them speak already and find them charismatic and engaging. I agree also that people can become better speakers through training and practice. Some people have a trick of finding friendly members of the audience to focus on and try not to pay too much attention (at least at the outset) to those whose reactions are unpredictable.
    • Mar 21 2013: Yes,Dear Fritzie Reisner,I started to pay attention to the speaking voice since last year.So I am reading a book"Vocal Power" by Arthur Samuel Joseph.But It isn't easy to learn just in reading the book.It is better to have those professional experts coaches to help us.
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        Mar 21 2013: I never had coaching in public speaking, unless you count the advice I got from teachers when I was a child at school and we needed to stand up in front of the class or parents and talk about something. I also was in plays associated with school, but not any longer once I was in high school.

        I think some people are more afraid of speaking, and speaking up in front of people, than others are. I have never been fearful about speaking about an area in which I am knowledgable in front of a group, and I notice none of my three kids are either. And I have done it a lot.

        Here is the only advice that comes immediately to me. It's good to plan the big ideas you want to communicate and tell your audience upfront where your talk is headed. Then don't cram your talk with so much material that the big ideas get lost.

        I don't feel I have good advice to give about stage fright. Others may have more experience with it!
  • Mar 21 2013: I assume it's a combination of training, experience, self-confidence and the joy of the moment.

    The reason people are allowed to speak in front of an audience is because we expect them to perform well based on the experience we have upon them.

    So if you are allowed to speak in front of a lot of people, it's basically because they think you have what it needs.
    • Mar 21 2013: Hi Dear Anton Holzer,yes,u are right.I will have a report about teaching for all my subject's teachers in public.I hope I can do a better job.I will remember what u share with me:be confident on myself.They asked me to have a speech for them,it means they expect me to share something I have about teaching with them.Thanks again.
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    Mar 21 2013: As a teacher, I really understand your nervousness.

    But, as you gain more practice in speaking in front of adults, be it the parents of your students, or the other members of the faculty, you will start to be more confident in yourself.

    A great technique I read about is to stand in front of a mirror and practice your speeches out loud.

    This simple technique can work wonders!!!
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    Mar 21 2013: I think they have done a lot of public speaking. The answer is practice.
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      Mar 21 2013: I agree with this.

      Practice is the key.

      You learn to be a good public speaker by speaking publicly.
      Practice makes perfect.
  • Mar 21 2013: Good luck, you can do it.