Here is a public speaking exercise that will allow you to go through the paces in your mind. Say this sentence using emphasis for each of the words that is in all capital letters. After you have done it reading the sentences, do it from memory. Listen to how the meaning changes for each change in sense stress.
I have written before about practicing public speaking was one of the major factors that helped me overcome my shyness. I want to introduce to you three of my favorite public speaking exercises for you to try out and enjoy. I recommend that you try them out with someone you trust, for support and help.
This is without a doubt my favorite public speaking exercise. You need to find a good topic and then you will speak for it and when the time is up you speak against it right away. Lets say the topic is dogs. For the first 30 seconds you praise dogs and tell you all about how wonderful they are but when the clock reaches zero you will go straight into the “against mode” and tell us about all the negative things about dogs.
Sooner or later, you will have to speak in front of a significantly large audience. Will it be your 15 minutes of fame… or will it be your 15 minutes of shame? Worry not, as there are a number of public speaking exercises that will prepare you for that big opportunity.