The speeches have started and the MC chats happily to the guests. You clutch your hands together and feel your heart pounding so loudly you wonder if anyone can hear it. Then the moment you’ve dreaded for so long becomes a reality as the MC announces. “Ladies and gentlemen, the next speaker is …”
There's nothing unusual about feeling nervous. It happens to most people, even those that look and sound so comfortable when making a speech. So if you are wondering how they do it, it’s very simple.
They take the time to prepare and deliver their speech.
Most speakers have notes or a list of keywords to remind themselves of what they want to say. This also ensures that they do not miss any key points in their speech. If you are unaccustomed to speaking, it may help if you type out a speech, but rather than read it verbatim, try to refer to highlights of it. Practice your speech for length and delivery style. Try it out on a friend and ask how it sounds. Remember that in a large room you will have to project your voice. This may mean you will have to talk loudly and exaggerate every word.