Public speaking techniques are a powerful asset to any individual. It provides us with an opportunity to leave a deep and lasting impact on others. And yet, this is one opportunity most people shirk, as they are terrified of expressing themselves in front of an audience!

Fortunately, this is also one skill that is not difficult to develop.

In this post, we walk you through 8 supremely effective tips to hone your public speaking techniques. If you can be willing to patiently and persistently work through the ideas listed below, you’ll find yourself rousing crowds with your powerful speeches in no time!

Public Speaking Techniques:

Below are some public speaking techniques listed which will improve your public speaking skills.

  1. Just jump in

Here’s our first (potentially shocking) suggestion: sign up for the first public speaking opportunities you come across! It may be a week or even a few days from now; just do it!

You’re possibly thinking, “What! But I’m terrible at it… And I truly am terrified of it…. Heck, I’m not even prepared… I don’t think there’s enough time… I can’t afford to muddle it up… I could make a spectacle of myself… I could lose my job…”

Our mind has the potential to come up with dozens – no, millions of excuses to justify our procrastination. And if we continue to listen to it, we’ll never get started! Act NOW and sign up for the next opportunity to speak in public. This need not be an elaborate affair; a team meeting at work, a casual presentation to junior colleagues or even a 10-minute speech at your apartment union will do just fine. Just Jump In!

Once you’re committed and find that you HAVE to deliver a speech soon, you’ll be amazed to see that your public speaking techniques take a dramatic turn on the upswing.

  1. Well begun is indeed half done

Now that you’ve committed yourself, the next step is to focus on the first 3 minutes of your speech. Yes, that is your only immediate concern.

You see, you either engage or lose the audience in the first 3 minutes. This is the “moment of truth” that determines how successful your first stint at public speaking techniques will be. So find a way to powerfully “hook” the audience right after you step on stage.

You could,

  • Start with a potent one-liner.
  • Share a rib-tickling joke.
  • State some (possibly shocking) statistics.
  • Make an outrageous (but decent) gesture.
  • Play an attention-grabbing audio-visual.

And there lies your key: use these 3 minutes to grab the audience attention, so they stay riveted for the rest of the speech.

If they decide that your speech is “worth it” those precious few minutes, you can rest assured that they will stick with you for the rest of your presentation.

Note: Whatever you do, don’t apologize or stutter or lose the plot those crucial first few minutes. If you’re caught by surprise (like the A/V stops working or the mikes sounding like a hyena or worse, your papers start flying), wing it by cracking a joke or two so the audience believes you have it all figured out.


From his success on the sales floor of an automotive dealership  to becoming a veteran trainer and then the adoption of technology for Internet-based marketing, his career has evolved to deliver the skills and tools needed to help consumers. Richie Bello combined his automotive expertise with his robust desire to “take care of the customer first” to become an automotive influencer, published author, and renowned trainer.  Bello absorbed the wants and needs of consumers as he worked up the ladder of the automotive industry.

Over the thirty-five years of his career, he developed strong Internet marketing skills, leading him to developing software solutions that create ease for consumers, and helps dealers improve relationships with customers. Innovation drives success. And, for Bello, it’s in his DNA. took years to come to consumers and arrived in a timely manner, during the 2020 Pandemic. With over 6 million vehicles on the site, features that help consumers deliver, finance and warranty, Bello has met the retail digital age head on.

Bello also is founder of Richie Bello Institute of Leadership and Management, a 501C3 not for profit, dedicated to the recruitment, education and employment of veterans into the automotive industry. Visit


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