I have a public speaking secret to tell you. Come closer! CLOSER! There is a technique professionals use to give long speeches. Do you want to know what it is? Are you sure?? Ok, but you have to promise to keep this a secret! We can’t have everyone running around with this information!
Public speaking professionals use bits of material during their events. This is a section of material so related to the information that it’s easy to memorize. Thus, bits act as transitions, seamlessly changing from one topic to another.
No one memorizes long speeches! Who has that kind of time? When you use bits during public speaking engagements you’ll find that you’re less reliant on your notes. This will free you up and provide more opportunities for other things during the event. For example, you won’t feel as though you have to be chained to the lectern and instead can move about the stage, keep in mind with purpose, and get closer to the audience.
Ok, you swore you wouldn’t tell anyone this amazing public speaking tip! Now go home and create or find some bits to add to your next event!