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Try speaking like Sir Winston Churchill. 

If the population of the English-speaking Commonwealths be added to that of the United States with all that such co-operation implies in the air, on the sea, all over the globe and in science and in industry, and in moral force, there will be no quivering, precarious balance of power to offer its temptation to ambition or adventure.

 

On the contrary there will be an overwhelming assurance of security.

 

If we adhere faithfully to the Charter of the United Nations and walk forward in sedate and sober strength seeking no one's land or treasure, seeking to lay no arbitrary control upon the thoughts of men; if all British moral and material forces and convictions are joined with your own in fraternal association, the highroads of the future will be clear, not only for our time, but for a century to come.

Winston Churchill: Sinews of Peace
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Filler Words

Uh. Umm. Like, you know... Filler words are (er, um) basically unnecessary in your speech.
 
Did you know that 20 science lecturers used an average of 1.39 uh's a minute, compared with um 4.85 uh's a minute by 13 humanities teachers? 

Volume

You can overwhelm the audience with the volume of your speech. But should you do so?
 
On the other hand, if people aren't able to hear you, they can’t get the information you share with them.
 
So be sure you have adjusted the volume of your speech before you go public.

Pronunciation

Do you pronounce syllables and their combinations well enough? Any perfect idea can lose the audience's attention in moments if performed with indistinct pronunciation. 

The good news is that pronunciation can be trained. Well, almost always.

Pauses

Pauses are golden. A well-placed intentional silence can make a total difference for your speech's perception.
 
Except for cases when there are too many of them.

Pitch

Make accents in your speech to let people know what parts of it matter the most.
 
Too many pitches, at the same time, will decrease the effect by doing your speech performed too similarly.

Register

Stop speaking in a falsetto. Get a credible, deep voice as any experienced politician or lawyer has.

We'll tell you how.

Pace

How fast do you speak? An overly fast pace is as bad as too slow.
 
Keep the middle ground. (for sure: we'll tell you what it is)

Prosody

Are you asking? Or are you stating something? Your audience will never know until you properly use prosody.
 
And be sure the difference between is well-distinguished.

Timbre

Colouring of sound. It conveys certain shades of attitudinal or emotional meaning.

Hard to develop, but too important for speech performance to leave it behind.