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Art of Public Speaking:

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

A bit is a section of the art of public speaking material that is so related that it makes it easy for you to memorize. Each point flows naturally from one to the next so you can deliver the information without notes (if you know your material).

Remember, the art of public speaking involves practice and preparation before your presentation.

Until I learned about bits, I never thought I could be that great at speaking because I'm not great at memorizing long talks.

In the art of public speaking, I discovered that no one memorizes long talks.

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 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 the material.'

Since you won't be tied to a lectern or forced to hold notes, you can get physically closer to the audience, or actually enter the audience on occasion. The closer you are to them, the better you will connect.

When you leave the script at home you can speak naturally to the audience rather than read to them. 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 has another big advantage. We are busy people. It's tough to find a spare hour or day to practice a full art of public speaking 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."

So in your art of public speaking, learn your craft and your speech, bit by bit, it will go a long way on your road to success.

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