Public Speaking Course:
Learn Public Speaking Material Easily
Using Bits (AKA Chunks or Series)
A "bit" is taking a section of your material that is so related to each
other that it makes it easy for you to memorize and recall. As long as
you have practiced beforehand each point will flow naturally
from one to the other so you can deliver the information without looking
at your notes.
As you will learn from my public speaking course, a good
presenter must practice and prepare extensively for their presentation.
Until I learned about using bits, I never thought I would be a great speaker
because I can't memorize long speeches. I soon learned that
most speakers don't memorize their presentations either. They have a mental or written outline consisting
of key words that trigger the individual bit in their minds.
This technique is used by pros to be able to deliver long presentations to the
public without using any notes at all. Becoming less dependent on your notes has several advantages. When
you stand before a group and speak without using your notes your credibility
automatically rises. The audience thinks, 'Wow! This person really knows
their stuff.' You look more professional and knowledgeable about what you
are saying. Since you won't be restricted to a podium or forced to hold your notes, you
are physically able to get closer to the audience, or actually enter the audience
on occasion. The closer you are to them to interact, the better you will
connect with them.
When you leave the script at home you can speak naturally to the audience
rather than read to them. It is very boring to hear someone talk as if
they are reading it word for word. You will also be more confident because you
no longer have to worry about your notes getting lost, or forgotten.
Using bits also has another great advantage. Most of us are very busy people. It's
tough to find a spare hour or day to practice your public speaking skills
for an upcoming presentation. Chunks of Bits or Series of Bits can be
practiced when you have a few minutes, a bit of time here and there.
You will be more likely to practice your material (and we all need
practice) if you can practice a three or five-minute chunk rather than
the whole presentation.
Remember the old slogan for the candy bar, "Bit of Honey"?
It was, "A bit of honey goes a long, long way."
Remember from your public speaking course you should learn your craft and your speech,
bit by bit, it will go a long way on your road to success.