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How To Empower Your Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking is an art, we said, but it is an art made of techniques that can be learned. Find out here where and how to start.
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The public speaking is the art of public speaking. From the degree thesis to the presentation of a project to the client, from the year-end relationship with investors to the presentation to obtain those loans that will make your start-up take off. All this is public speaking where the tone of voice and the persuasion able to create an emphatic relationship with your interlocutors count a lot. Public speaking is an art, we said, but it is an art made of techniques that can be learned. Find out here where and how to start.

Public speaking, you win if you prepare to evoke an image in the mind of your listeners:

Easy to say, to do a little less. But the substance is right here, in the ability to evoke clear images in the mind of those who are following your speech. Although the world is relentlessly turning to audiovisual, public speaking still remains one of the most effective ways to inspire, persuade or convince your audience of the goodness of your project.

1. The first step: prepare carefully

The first step to succeed is to prepare carefully. Preparation is vital because it allows you:

  • To master the topic you are about to present
  • To master the way you expose it (and this is possible only if you write your speech and then say it out loud, several times, even by registering and listening to yourself to improve).

In short, for the first few times, we do not recommend going arm in arm and improvising when you have to give a speech in public.

2. The second step: take care of the tone of voice

Taking care of the tone of voice is just as important as preparing the speech in advance. The how to expose yourself is essential in order to convince your audience. Heals breathing: relaxes the voice. Breathing with the diaphragm, in fact, makes the tone of voice much warmer and deeper, while reducing the feeling of breathlessness caused by (possible) performance anxiety. If you're not confident enough with diaphragmatic breathing, check out some video tutorials on YouTube. But if you have to do public speaking often, we recommend you to take a good diction course.

3. The third step: take care of receiving the message

He takes care of the delivery of the message. Oh yes, because even if the body language is well cared for (non-verbal communication) and the tone of voice is under control the goal fails if the public cannot follow you. From your speech you will get very little. So, here are some professional tips that you can immediately make yours:

  • Speak deliberately slowly. Speaking the slow way does not mean reproducing the slow motion effect: it means articulating the words well and taking a break from each expressed concept. This will allow your audience to follow you well and digest the content you are offering them
  • Avoid inter-layers such as "Ah", "Um", etc. They distract the public. Better to practice taking breaks. Stop when a word doesn't come to your mind and quickly look for a synonym to replace it
  • Vary the tone of voice. Modulating the voice helps to emphasize some concepts and keep the attention of the interlocutors alive during the presentation of the facts.

Public speaking, how to compose the speech

You have to know how to write a good speech in public before saying it and you must first of all know that the construction of a speech intended to be spoken in public is different from the classic presentations that can be viewed online. Always keeping in mind the goal of evoking emotions and images in your audience, fill in the speech based on these steps.

1. Start your speech with a story

People love stories. So if you want to be a more effective speaker, tell them a story. Starting the speech with a story relaxes the environment and predisposes the audience to the emphatic relationship. What story can you tell? A story that is pertinent to the speech you will give immediately afterwards and that helps you achieve the goal you have set yourself.

2. Use visual aid

Small trick to emphasize the highlight of your speech. Humans use sight more than any other sense. So if you can express your point by showing it to your listeners instead of describing it, they are much more likely to remember it. The visual aid can be a graphic inserted in the presentation you are projecting, a real object that you can show at the right moment and that impersonates what you are saying (or your goal). In both cases the visual aid must be well cared for and above all easily visible to your entire audience. So do the tests also considering the size of the classroom, before showing it to the public.

3. Structure the text well

In this case improvising is a mistake. The public speaking seems a speech off the cuff, but not at all. It is a table-organized speech that follows a precise structure and aims straight towards a (better if unique) goal. Then sit days (or weeks) first at your desk and jot down a structure that you will later fill with content.

A political communication consultant, suggests that the structure of a public speech must have at least:

  • An incipient that generates curiosity (the story, for example)
  • An introduction
  • A series of nodes (also called key points, supported by facts)

A Conclusion

Mastering the topic you want to expose, the constant exercise and the tips indicated in this post can help you create your public speech successfully. Remember that being afraid of public speaking in the beginning is normal. If you don't have time to set up your speech professionally on your own, look for an expert in public speaking who can help you out!

Author Bio:

Betty Lee is a professional blogger and a writer. She has vast range of experience in writing different niche especially technology, gadgets, electronics, led display supplier etc. In a mean time she read books and hanging with friends.

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