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  • [How to prepare notecards for a speech - public speaking training]

  • Here's some tips on how to outline your speech.

  • For starters, you don't want to just write and write and write 58 pages of PowerPoint.

  • That's too much to even start from.

  • What you should do is brainstorm on every single distinct idea or message you have.

  • Maybe you have 20 or 30, but then you've got to be a harsh editor.

  • You've got to really figure out what are literally just your top five ideas.

  • Get rid of the others.

  • So you've got five bullet points on your outline.

  • Next, underneath each one, you've got a story that dramatizes this particular point.

  • If you've got it, put another point underneath it, a fact, a number that's really important that you might not remember, put that.

  • And finally, under each message point, if you have a PowerPoint slide, you need something that tells you what the slide is so you can talk about it before the slide comes up.

  • That way you're in charge, not the PowerPoint.

  • So what do you end up with?

  • A simple outline, five big points and a few bullet points underneath each one to remind you of the story, an example or fact, and the visual.

  • Do that, and you'll have a great, simple, lean, efficient, one-page outline to guide you through your whole presentation.

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