Top 10 Public Speakin Skills

We live in the era of technology . For everything we have got used to the electromagnetic media . We make use of instant messaging to get in touch with some one or pass on a message . We try to spread a social cause very easily by updating our Facebook status or posting some fact on the site and tagging our friends . We twit about it and think its all done . Although these methods are effective because they cover a large population but still it does not have the ability to make its point as effectively as you can if you would have been speaking that . Have you seen a politician giving his speech on twitter? Have you ever seen a protest being conducted via messages? No you have not . At least not a successful one . The essence of publicly speaking your mind and making your point cannot be replaced by any media . Be it an election or environment awareness public speaking is the core of spreading influence . The following are some of the tips which you must use to be effective in public .

10. Be prepared.

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When you speak out in the public it is very important that you know about what you trying to convey . Not just a speech written on the paper . That is not enough . You need to know about your topic . What is it and why are you speaking about it; the reason and objective should be clear . You should be prepared with enough content about the history of it . You should know the current trend and the future aspects . You should also know the problems being faced and corresponding solutions. In short you should have a complete idea about the topic you have chosen . Research about it and get all the info with you .

9. Beginning and the end.

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It is very important to gather the masses for you to speak in the public. You cannot drag the people and force them to listen to you . The content should be such that they should come to you . Th very first thing that the audience sees is the tittle of your topic . It gives them an idea of what they will get by listening to you . Make sure that the tittle is catchy. It should be in simple words . Do not use scientific terminologies in your tittle because most of the people will not understand that . Keep it simple and interesting . It should raise interest in your audience . Also when you end your session after speaking to the people give a bottom line . A catchy quote or slogan something that states the entire message or motive in a line or two . This stays with the people for long .

8. Organize yourself.

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It is very important to be systematic . Have an idea about how many people will be coming . Arrange the venue accordingly . See that there is enough sitting space and proper ventilation . The sound system should b proper . In no way the people should be in a discomfort . If they are uneasy they will not pay attention to you or your message . Time yourself properly . Organize a plan and alott everything a definite time. The audience is happy if it is freed earlier . Keep this in mind. Do not get overboard with your stuff . Be precise and arrange everything beforehand so that your people don’t have to wait .

7. State the facts

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It is essential when you talk about something to state its prevalence in the society . For example if you talking against female infanticide and foeticide gather statistics that show the rate of the crime in different states . Gather the information on how many criminals have been arrested etc. Have proper stats. This helps the audience to understand the current scenario in a better way because they see the facts when they see numbers . They are able to relate in a better way about the severity of the situation and get your message better . Also the stats show that you are well prepared with your content and gets you their trust .

6. Use projectors and sounds.

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Yes it is true that words have a profound impact on the listener . But at the same time you cannot forget that there are all sorts of people out there who are busy in their lives and have done a big favor by being present . So you need to do something that they give their continuous attention . Speak out your mind and in correspondence to that use visual aids . A clipping or some interview or pictures etc that enhance the impact of your point . When you speaking on AIDS show patients suffering from it. Their life and difficulties. This will let the people connect in a better way . Put your stats on the charts using graphs or pi charts and exhibit them . Use proper sound effects wherever possible .

5. Be humorous.

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No matter what it is a sufficient sense of humor is required . The people you are addressing are coming form different areas and having different grasping and adapting levels . A little dose of laughter in between is required to cut the tension and lighten up their brains . They are able to connect better when they see the speaker as a fun loving person and not some sarcastic scholar . Be careful not to get overboard with humor . Have some laugh and then get quickly back to the topic .

4. Be confident.

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It is one of the most important quality or skill in pubic speaking . A listener will never agree or buy your point if he cannot see you confident in what you are saying . Whatever topic you present you should do so with confidence . It should project that you have full faith in what you are speaking and how the evening will be . Your body language is the best way to show confidence . Do not be lazy and never stand with your hands on your waist. Do not keep jumping from one leg to the other from time to time . Stand with a posture that is neither stern nor lose . If you holding the mike then either keep the other hand on the side or simply in the pocket . Use your hands only when you want to make some gesture . Look relaxed this shows your confidence .

3. Your voice.

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When it comes to public speaking your voice is your most powerful tool . No one is asking or expecting you to be melodious on the stage . But you cannot be monotonous . Your voice should project the feel of the topic . If you talking about something that is wrong and should be stopped then project anger and strength in your voice . If you breaking a good news then sound happy . The audience connects when they feel . Your voice should make them feel what the content is . So modulate your voice while speaking to be a better speaker in public .

2. Be interactive.

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When you speaking give relevant examples . Some story or incident that is related . Practical incidents help people to connect better . Give your audience a chance to speak . Some of them will definitely have a story to share . Acknowledge that and motivate them . Also after the session is over have a query session . Let your audience ask you doubts they have or give you suggestion they can help with . This not only makes them feel involved but you also learn from their questions on what you need to pay more attention . Interact with your audience to get them better .

1.Be positive.

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It is undoubtedly the most crucial requirement when it comes to public speaking . Always sound positive in whatever you are saying . There are bad things related with each and everything but there are the good things as well . Emphasis on the good things . Speak about the bad but do not cribbing about it . Share your views and suggest ways how bad can be avoided and good can be enhanced . Talk about a better future and present and ways to achieve them . People always accept a positive approach towards anything . So be positive in your speech and thoughts as well .

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