(These tips presume you are already excellent in preparing and delivering the substance, otherwise everything is lost) Previous posts: Tip #1 : On public speaking / live election debates : After completing notes on substance, data, and arguments, take a deep breath then tell yourself, secretly lang : “i’m glad i look good today” , then smile and answer (this always works) . Tip #2 #PilipinasDebates2022 on public speaking / live election debates : Kelangan may baon ka na something witty or heartwarming or humorous or charming to say (human interest), or something spontaneous if you’re relaxed enough. If you make your audience smile or laugh or feel good — you would have won the debate. Tip #3 #PilipinasDebates2022 : 38mins into the debate: May substance ang karamihan, kulang sa … i hate to say this… humour — kapag napangiti mo o napatawa ang audience kahit once, you “won” the debate.
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