It’s About the Concept, Not the Content
One could easily think that the secret of giving a perfect speech is writing one and learning it word for word. The problem with this method is that it does not cater to the skills that make a public speaker great, or even good. Memorization often leads to sounding too mannered, like someone who rehearsed just a bit too much.
Learning concepts instead of content can eliminate this problem. If you can talk about a topic at length, using your own thoughts, chances are that you will give an excellent public speech based on that information.
Communicate with Audience Members before Your Speech
Speaking to audience members before the speech offers various benefits. Think about it as a warm up show, during which you can get to know the audience a little. It also allows you to tap into the atmosphere of the crowd and gauge the audience’s collective sense of humor, which can naturally vary depending on where you are, and who you’re talking to. Learning to feel an audience is one of the best tools a public speaker can develop.
Steve Misencik gave several dozens of successful public speeches during his successful, ongoing career.