Public Speaking

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Public Speaking:

Public Speaking Public speaking T he way to make your audience Sit up & Listen Dr. Deepak Sahu

The ability to speak in front of audience is considered as a sign of Self-confidence. :

The ability to speak in front of audience is considered as a sign of Self-confidence . Why Speak in Public ?

Fear of Public Speaking (Glossophobia):

Fear of Public Speaking ( Glossophobia) Population No. 1 fear - Public Speaking No. 2 fear - Death Stage fright - Being in spotlight - Being unprepared - Being inexperienced

“Kill me…but don’t ask me to get up and speak.”:

“Kill me…but don’t ask me to get up and speak.” “I won’t have to make a speech, will I?” (From the book ‘Become a Successful Speaker’ by Don Aslett )

Sample Speech Outline:

Sample Speech Outline I. Introduction II. Body Support arguments III. Conclusion Review

Effective Communication:

Effective Communication Preparation Practice Presence

Effective Communication:

Effective Communication Preparation Know your subject - It is much easier to speak on what you know Do research to support your thesis Notes - outline the main points or create a PowerPoint presentation

Effective Communication:

Effective Communication Preparation Research - research the subject Format - speak on what you know Notes - outline main points “Most people are more deeply influenced by one clear, vivid, personal example than by an abundance of statistical data.” Eliot Aronson, Social Psychologist

Effective Communication:

Effective Communication “Practice is the best of all instruction.” Practice - practice makes perfect - getting timing right - making revisions

Effective Communication:

Effective Communication Presence - Nervousness - fear is natural - Body language - voice/tone - gestures - eye contact - Positive attitude

The Pros of Power Points:

The Pros of Power Points Simple to prepare Can be easily changed and edited Can be used again and again Portable Impressive and Entertaining

Things You Should Do:

Things You Should Do Make Eye contact Don’t read from notes -only glance at them Use Appropriate gestures to illustrate a point Use Rhetorical questions to involve the audience

Things You Shouldn’t Do:

Things You Shouldn’t Do Read directly from notes Read directly from screen Turn your back on audience Slouch with hands in pockets Fill pauses with um, ah, okay Repetitive nervous gestures Talk too fast or too quietly

Ten Successful Tips to Control the “Butterflies”:

Ten Successful Tips to Control the “Butterflies” 1) Know the room - become familiar with the place of the presentation 2) Get to know the audience - greet or chat with the audience before hand. It’s easier to speak to friends than strangers 3) Know your material - increased nervousness is due poor preparation

Control the “Butterflies”:

Control the “Butterflies” 4) Relax your body by stretching and breathing to ease the tension 5) Visualize giving your speech from start to finish. By visualizing success, you are more likely to be successful 6) Gain experience-experience builds confidence, which is key to effective public speaking

Control the “Butterflies”:

7) Remember, people want you to succeed - the audience is not there to see you fail 8) Don’t apologize - by mentioning your nervousness or apologizing, you’ll only be calling the audience’s attention to mistakes which they might otherwise not be aware of Control the “Butterflies”

Control the “Butterflies”:

9) Concentrate on your message-not the medium. Focus on the message you are trying to convey and not on your anxieties 10) Turn nervousness into positive energy-nervousness increases adrenaline, transform it into vitality and enthusiasm Control the “Butterflies”

PowerPoint Presentation:

Positive Non-Verbal Feedback Smiling Nodding (Sleepy) Eye Contact Relaxed Posture Facing you directly Unbuttoned jackets Leaning forward Sitting on edge of chair Hands in open position Legs and arms uncrossed

PowerPoint Presentation:

Dead expression Tight lips Frowning Avoid eye contact Squirming Doodling Fidgeting Fiddling with hands Turning away Slumping posture Sitting or leaning back Crossed legs or arms Yawning Snoring Negative Non-Verbal Feedback

PowerPoint Presentation:

Practice takes you from this..

To this….:

To this….


HOW ? To WOHW! Start with a proper GREETING to the audience ORGANISE your speech into three basic parts Attractive - INTRODUCTION Meaningful - MAIN SPEECH Clear & Crisp - CONCLUSION MAKE the introduction BRIEF 4. OPEN your speech with any one of the four techniques : Quotation Example Definition Humour ( HUMOUR is little difficult to deliver ; unless you are good at telling jokes, DON’T try this technique ) MAKE NO more than THREE major points in a three minutes speech.

PowerPoint Presentation:

6. STRUCTURE the points as under a) MAKE a single & clear statement of your point b) ELABORATE the point in few sentences c) Give one or two examples to support the point 7. BALANCE the points to consider all aspects of situation. 8. EMPHASIZE your arguments but don’t show bias. 9. MOVE from one point to another -LOGICALLY & SMOOTHLY 10. END with a word of thanks. 11. AVOID grammatical faults 12. USE correct pronunciation 13. USE the right word as far as possible ( You should have / develop a good vocabulary to do this ) HOW ? To WOHW!

Public Speaking:

Public Speaking After you finish your speech pause briefly, take a couple of steps back and then RETURN to your seat.

PowerPoint Presentation: