County Commissioner Handbook

Public speaking

You may be invited to give talks locally to other organisations or businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote guiding in your area.

Think about what you most want to achieve with your talk or presentation. For example, is this a recruitment opportunity for volunteers?

If you are invited to speak at an engagement, respond promptly to ensure that the opportunity is not lost and confirm the following details:

In order to prepare your talk, consider how formal the event will be and what the organisation’s expectations are. Is this an event with a theme, for example ‘Supporting youth in the community’?

Also consider your audience:

When planning your speech:

Rehearse your speech in advance. Remember to speak clearly and not to rush.

Wear what is comfortable and best represents Girlguiding to your audience.

If using PowerPoint remember these main points.