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  • Hello, I'm Ray!

  • Today I'm going to share my tips for public speaking!

  • It's been a while since we've done an English Corner video,

  • so in a moment we'll start with the English portion of the video.

  • Remember, if you want to watch this video with English subtitles,

  • click the YouTube "CC" button,

  • and if you want to watch it with dual English-Chinese subtitles, click the link below to watch it on VoiceTube!

  • Yeah, I know.

  • It’s been quite some time since I did a video completely in English.

  • Last time I remember it was the video about swear words?

  • Which was likewhat?

  • Five years ago?

  • But anyway I’m back now.

  • I feel like it’s necessary for us

  • to put out at least one video completely in English per month

  • so that you guys can practice your English listening

  • or to see if you've improved.

  • So as you can see in the title today,

  • were talking about giving speeches.

  • I’ve always thought highly of public speaking.

  • And I remember back in the days in high school

  • I attended this leadership program in the U.S.

  • and I experienced the best speech of my life.

  • He was a motivational speaker who was talking about

  • how we shouldmap out our lives and find our passion.”

  • Though it’s a pretty generic topic, I know,

  • but the presentation he put up is pure gold.

  • He’s vibrant,

  • he’s thoughtful,

  • he’s inspirational.

  • All those things.

  • That’s why when I came back to Taiwan from the camp,

  • I decided to join the debate club.

  • There was no public speaking club,

  • so I thought, "Oh,

  • maybe in the debate club I could learn how to speak."

  • Fast forward to three years later.

  • I didn’t get to do much public speaking at all,

  • I spent most of the time studying and researching for a debate,

  • and when it’s finally my chance to speak,

  • I always get interrupted.

  • But I didn’t give up.

  • In college, I signed up for a lot of public speaking courses

  • and I continued to train myself to speak.

  • I’m always the one volunteering for reports,

  • and I even got first place in a schoolwide English Speech Contest,

  • beating international students.

  • Wait, do I sound like I’m bragging?

  • So long story short,

  • I’ve put a lot of work into becoming a good speaker.

  • It’s partly the reason why I can be a good YouTuber,

  • because I can express myself logically

  • and make you care about what I have to say.

  • Having said that,

  • I enjoy going to speeches.

  • I have in fact went to over eighty speeches

  • ever since the start of my YouTube career.

  • Some were in schools,

  • some were in companies,

  • some were for YouTube itself.

  • I have to say,

  • giving a good speech gives you such a great sense of achievement,

  • much more than anything else I’ve ever done.

  • Especially when you go off the cuff

  • and come up with ways to interact with your audience

  • and make them laugh.

  • Yeah, that’s some quality freestyling right there.

  • And though I no longer go to a lot of speeches anymore,

  • we have 3 videos every week,

  • that’s a lot of work, you know.

  • I still wanted to share with you 3 tips

  • that will make your speech stand out.

  • The Hook

  • With this first tip,

  • you will learn how to captivate your audience from the first minute.

  • Interested?

  • That’s exactly how a hook works.

  • Instead of saying flat out,

  • “I’m gonna talk about this this and that.”

  • Try to produce a hook.

  • Put your point behind problems people want to solve

  • or answers people wish to seek.

  • So use that as an effective hook.

  • Make people care about the point youre trying to make.

  • That way people get hooked to what you have to say,

  • and stay attentive until you give them the takeaway.

  • The Interaction

  • What a lot of speakers tend to forget

  • is that they need to interact with their audience.

  • A good speech is not like a good lecture.

  • You are not there to spew knowledge onto the listeners.

  • You are there to make a presentation,

  • guide the thought process

  • and inspire questions and solutions.

  • So throughout the speech,

  • you should plan ways to interact with your audience.

  • It can be through polling,

  • you can ask a key question.

  • It can be anything to get your audience to take a break from just listening

  • and interact with you.

  • Do this and you will find your audience

  • to be more attentive and focused.

  • The Surprise

  • This is the secret guiding principle

  • when I’m designing my speeches.

  • I try to give my audience surprises.

  • I find that things out of the ordinary

  • or not to be expected creates a comedy effect.

  • When you poise yourself obviously to say one thing

  • but then, in the next moment,

  • turn entirely to something else.

  • That creates surprise.

  • I can even quote Aristotle on this:

  • The secret to humor is surprise.”

  • So next time try creating a surprise for your audience,

  • you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • So that’s what I’ve got in store for you today.

  • My secrets to a good speech.

  • Hopefully you can take those up your sleeves

  • and use it when the time comes.

  • Wait, are you still watching?

  • Okay, good.

  • For those of you who want to brush up on your English presentation skills,

  • I’ve got something else for you.

  • It’s my new course on YOTTA! Woah! Yay!

  • Yeah so long story short,

  • I recently launched a YOTTA course that’s all about

  • taking you through the preparation of an English presentation.

  • So if youre interested,

  • go ahead and click on this link to check it out

  • and I’ll also put the link in the description box.

  • The whole course is about an hour long,

  • so I’ll really go in depth into, like,

  • the principles, the tips,

  • and actual things you can say in a presentation.

  • All that good stuff.

  • It’s great, it’s nice, it’s fantastic, it’s huge.

  • I don't know what else I can say about it.

  • Just go check it out.

  • Yeah, so the reason I finally made another English Corner

  • is to sell my own product.

  • If you liked the video, please give it a like

  • and share it with classmates that you think would benefit from these tips!

  • Remember that I put out new videos every Monday and Thursday

  • at 9:00 pm!

  • Thanks for watching as always,

  • and I’ll catch you guys next time.

  • See ya~~~

Hello, I'm Ray!

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