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Learn Public Speaking Material Easily
Using Bits (AKA Chunks or Series)

Using a bit means taking a section of material that is so related to each other that it makes it easy for you to memorize. Each point flows naturally from one to the other so you can deliver the information without looking at  your notes (as long as you know your material).

As you will learn from my public speaking course having  good speaking skills involves practicing and preparing before your presentation.

Until I learned about bits, I never thought I would make it as a great speaker because I can't memorize long speeches. I discovered that most people can't memorize long talks either. They have a mental or written outline consisting of key words that trigger the individual bit in their minds.

Pros use this concept to be able to deliver long presentations to the public without the use of notes.

Becoming less dependent on your notes has several advantages. When you stand before a group and speak without using notes your credibility automatically rises. The audience thinks, 'Wow! This person really knows their material.' You look more professional and in tune with what you are saying.

Since you won't be tied to a podium or forced to hold your notes, you can get physically 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 being blown away by the wind when outdoors.

Using bits also has another big advantage. We are 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.

 

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