All speaking is public speaking, whether it’s one person or a thousand. So how does one become a more confident public speaker? First off, know your topic. The better you understand the topic, the easier it will be to talk about it. Next up: practice makes perfect. Practice in front of people you know and ask for honest feedback. Last but not least, like all the great songs we can never forget, your talk should have a great hook. Take the three most-watched TED Talks of all time. Within the first two minutes of each one, the speaker delivers his or her ‘Big Idea’ as a way of getting people to stay listening.