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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Public Speaking

What are some of the tips for better public speaking? Overcome your fear of public speaking and become a better public speaker with these simple tips for public speaking.

Tip 1 - Speak in a Loud and Clear Voice

This is so simple and obvious that it is often forgotten. People have the instinctive fear of public speaking and tend to have the tendency to speak more softely when we are scared.

Speaking confidently in a loud and clear voice is a simple, yet difficult tip to achieve.

Tip 2 - Speak at a Reasonable pace and use Appropriate Pauses

Some people ramble on too fast while others speak too slowly. We should all endevour to speak at a reasonable pace.

Do not be afraid to use appropriate pauses to emphasize certain points as well as to think about your next point.

Tip 3 - Use Hand Gestures

Public speaking in from of an audience does not involve the voice alone. Hand gestures are important as well.

Good use of hand gestures help to add emphasis to the speaker's important points as well as make the speech more interesting.

Tip 4 - Talk Candidly (if possible)

I was watching a good speaker talk about his points when halfway through his speech, he mentioned that he had drifted away from his points. Thats when it hit me! The truely great speakers do not speak from a memorized script. They just speak from the top of their head.

Speak just as if you were talking to a friend.

Follow these four tips in order to become a more effective public speaker.

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OXM said...

It's interesting that you put Michelle Obama's picture there. I've always considered her not that great of a speaker. Her voice trembles when she speaks. But she does have a good pace.

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Ann Martin Photography BLOG said...

Great tips. I had noticed that many speakers use hand gestures, but had never considered the impact of those gestures. Thanks for the informative article.

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Dipp mukherjee said...

Great speakers do not speak from a memorized script. They just speak from the top of their head.Obama is one of them.

Anupam said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I do realize that liking people and taking a genuine interest in them takes effort, and it requires a change in perspective.
When it comes to comes to communication, I do find that when I completely focus on listening and not on my thoughts, the conversations are amazing. I think the other person feels it too.
Do you find it true as well?

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Alexandra said...

I like #4: Talk Candidly. I've noticed that speeches that are memorized and rehearsed don't make as much of an impression. Candid speeches are so much more enthralling.

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Very Handy tips!! Body language is important. Standing, walking or moving about with appropriate hand gesture or facial expression is preferred to sitting down or standing still with head down and reading from a prepared speech.

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Unknown said...

Your tips are too good and might be helpful for many. I too was very weak in Communicating. I was really depressed with that, since I could'n share my thoughts with my co-workers. Then did a course through e-learning Presentation and now I have Effective Communication.

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I like the one on pauses. This is definitely one of the most underrated technique in public speaking.