Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tips on Public Speaking....

Here are some important public speaking tips to help you develop your skills and become far more effective as a public speaker.
  • Ensure your speech will be captivating to your audience as well as worth their time and attention. Videotape your presentation and analyze it. Emphasize your strong points during your presentation.
  • Present the desired image to your audience. Be solemn if your topic is serious. Appear relaxed, even if you feel nervous. Remember, you dont look as nervous as you feel.
  • Establish rapport with your audience. If a microphone is available, adjust and adapt your voice accordingly.
  • Maintain sincere eye contact with your audience. If what you have prepared is obviously not getting across to your audience, change your strategy mid-stream if you are well prepared to do so.
  • Allow yourself and your audience a little time to reflect and think.
  • Check out the location ahead of time to ensure seating arrangements for audience, whiteboard, blackboard, lighting, location of projection screen, sound system, etc. are suitable for your presentation.
  • Tell audience ahead of time that you will be giving out an outline of your presentation so that they will not waste time taking unnecessary notes during your presentation.
  • Humour : Tell jokes if youre good at telling jokes. If you arent good, it is best to leave the jokes behind. Theres nothing worse than a punch line that has no punch.
  • Tell stories : Stories make you a real person not just a deliverer of information. Use personal experiences to bring your material to life. No matter how dry your material is, you can always find a way to humanise it. Keep audience interested throughout your entire presentation. Remember that an interesting speech makes time fly, but a boring speech is always too long to endure even if the presentation time is the same.
  • Using Public Speaking Environment Try not to get stuck in one place. Use all the space thats available to you. If your space is confined (say a meeting room or even presenting at a table) use stronger body language to convey your message.
  • Mistakes  Mistakes are all right. Recovering from mistakes makes you appear more human. Good recovery puts your audience at ease  they identify with you more.
How to LOVE Public Speaking
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