Public Speaking

meetingWhile we don’t have a need just yet for public speakers, the time will come when residents need to testify before the City Council and possibly the Planning Commission. ¬†There are two ways to approach public speaking: talk about a topic you know about already or read a prepared speech. ¬†Either way, Citizens Voice promotes the following approach:

  • Be professional.
  • Be respectful and courteous.
  • Leave emotions at the door.
  • Provide facts, not opinions.
  • Illustrate points with graphics, photographs and other visual aides.
  • Do your homework.