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Tips And Tricks For Successful Public Speaking

Jul 14

Tips And Tricks For Successful Public Speaking

Public speaking is something that everyone needs to at least be somewhat competent at if you want to effective communicate with people. Sadly this is a subject that terrifies most people, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you would like to become a better speaker in public, then you're in the right place. The article below has many great tips on this subject.

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Use your most powerful voice when you are delivering your message and it will be received much better. People listen harder to people that have confidence, and speaking loud will convey that message. Even if you are not 100% confident, no one will know that if you seem to be while you speak.

 

Familiarize yourself with the room you are using to give your speech. Understand the distance your voice can travel. Get a better feel by using equipment. Utilize any visual aids around. Determine how much eye contact you'll be able to make.

 

Do not try to be someone else when giving your speech. If you want to grab your audience's attention, you cannot come across as fake; your audience will not take you seriously. So, in other words, avoid saying things you would not normally say and don't do anything you normally would not do.

 

Stay away from alcoholic beverages before making your speech. Even though this might feel like a confidence boost, usually it only makes things much worse. It would be pretty awful to be all set to make your speech and then realize you forgot everything you were going to talk about because the alcohol has clouded your thinking.

 

If you must do a lot of extemporaneous speaking, be sure to keep up on current events and topics of interest. In this way, you will always have something new and interesting to say. Remember that it is usually best to choose a complimentary approach rather than a humorous one unless you are extremely sure of your ability to amuse people!

 

Make sure to make your audience your ally. Smile and shake the hands of people if you can. You will be more effective if you have already made a positive impact on them.

 

If you will be speaking for a long time, be sure to have a glass of water handy on the podium. It is also a good idea to have a stool behind the podium so you can perch occasionally if you get too tired. Wear comfortable shoes so that you will be able to concentrate on your speech rather than your feet.

 

Your voice must be strong and clear when you speak. Have a cup of water with you while delivering your speech. Steer clear of soda and dairy beverages before your speech. These liquids thicken the saliva and can even stimulate the production of mucous. Hot tea will help relax the vocal cords.

 

After reading the above article, public speaking should be something that doesn't frighten you any longer. By following the simple tips laid out in the article, you can be an effective public communicator. A good idea when practicing public speaking is to keep these tips with you at all times. Refer back to them whenever you need to elevate your confidence level when speaking in public.