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5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – Speak with confidence | Personality Development

5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – Speak with confidence | Personality Development

Speaking in public is a challenge and a challenge,
I believe, must be accepted. What do you think? We all have that moment on the stage when
we go blank. Have you ever freezed on the stage? Well, I have seriously freezed on stage
once in my school. Speaking in front of the crowd means, having to go through sleepless
nights, nervousness, deadlines and many rounds to the toilet when you are just about to start,
am I right? Okay guys, my name is Michelle and today I am going to share with you some
valuable suggestions that will help you speak better publicly. So Stay tuned to this session
as I share some tips to help you understand the mistakes that you have been committing
all this while, while speaking publicly. You are watching Skillopedia, the place to learn
skills for the real world. There is an age old saying, “A good speech
is like a pencil, it has to have a point.” For this very reason, you might sit the entire
week to frame the right points by adding some big words and some very good vocabulary to
make it look good. You might also make enough power point presentations with pictures, graphics
and figures. But you are losing on something here. The majority of your time would be spent
on preparing the content for the event, as in what you are going to speak. But what we
miss out is “How to speak.” we spend a lot of time thinking what to say but not enough
time thinking how to say. So let me give you a heads up! I mean let
me tell how the figures are. Researchers say that, “lasting impression is more directly
tied to our voice and body language.” So to my shock, content and words play only 7%
of the role in communicating and I was absolutely surprised to find out. Then what does the
other 93% depend on, if it’s not about what you are saying? Then voice takes 38% and body
language 55% of what are you are speaking? Isn’t that shocking statistic to you? A
person’s ability to speak and communicate to an audience largely depends on the body
language rather than on content, rather than on what you are speaking. So body language
is like a text you send to a friend. If you are polite and funny, the vibes are good.
If you put in sarcasm, you mess up the good conversation. So if your body language is
not nice, you mess your entire relationship with the audience during the public speech.
So make sure you don’t hurt the sentiments of the people who are listening to you. Rather,
you focus on a positive and happy way to deliver your speech, which is best reflected on your
body language and your voice. So concentrate on how to say more than what to say. First and foremost, it is important that we
not only make a lasting impression but that we make a positive one. Yes, let me tell you
about my professor back in college, he was a kind of weird guy. He would take long pauses
while speaking, like this but whenever he spoke, the message glued to my memory forever,
which means I could not forget what he said and He had a great sense of humor on top of
that and that is what attracted most of the students from my class. We all came from different
parts of India and different parts of the world but when we heard him, we were all laughing
on the same joke and listening to him very carefully. But apart from that humor, it’s
important to look at your audience. That’s what he did. When he took those pauses, he
used to look at us. So don’t keep your eyes fixed on a spot, rather watch across the entire
hall making meaningful eye contact with your audience. This will help you connect better
to them and there is no better way of explaining a point than using examples from daily life.
Like I am telling you about my professor, you could also tell about one of your experiences
from your school or your college days or may be even from your workplace. Because Examples
help to relate to the topic much better than anything else. Trust me, I use them too 😉 so
you must add examples, have a nice body language and look at your audience and you’re in
for a great speech. The start of your speech is the most important
part. Walk in your room smartly, lay your notes on the podium, look up, keep your chin
high and greet them with a warm smile. Make them believe that you know what you are doing.
It always gives one a lot of comfort when the other one has everything under control.
So if they think that you don’t know what you are saying, that’s gonna be a problem.
So be the one who has everything under control. The best way I think to capture the audience’s
attention is to think about a clear and a strong phrase that people could relate to.
When I was in school, I still remember, the head boy would often come to the podium and
raise his fist during the lunch break and say, “defend your turf”. What does that
mean? That means to take care of your belongings. Well he used to say that because our bags
used to be overloaded with food when we returned from our home after the winter break so That
used to make everyone laugh and we all used to listen carefully after that to everything
he said. Did you notice? All he did was he chose a strong, a funny and an interesting
phrase to start his conversation and this is what you should do. If you want the audience
to relate to you easily, it was always a great way to start the speech with a light minded,
nice and strong phrase that could capture their attention. Unfortunately even though we are human beings
we stand almost like we sit, which is so horrible. Never has a person who has dragged himself
on the stage slouching, attracted anyone’s attention, you know what I mean? Most of us
don’t realize that much of our confidence actually depends on the way we place our chin.
Too high often gives off an attitude or arrogance to the people while too low shows that you
are very nervous. So what should you do? Well my suggestion is that
You must observe yourself in front of the mirror by exploring different angles until
you find the most appropriate one and Trust me; it will be a plus point when you will
have a goof body posture. Curved back and slouching shoulders give the
picture of a book worm that has not left his seat for long.
so that shows that you have been preparing for your speech for so long that you are not
able to deliver it nicely because your body posture is not perfect. So if you can get
taller without lifting your feet off the ground, then what you need to do is you need to make
sure that your back is straight and that’s how you present yourself when you start your
speech. Now let me tell you some things that you shouldn’t
do while you are speaking publicly. Kindly note them down. You should not look down or off into space
where there are no people. What I mean is you should make meaningful eye contact and
please never start speaking before you have reached the front of the room. Start speaking
when you are comfortable and when you are on the podium and when you’ve got everything
in place. And yes please don’t play with your hair.
Okay or lean on one side and it’s really not a good idea to point with a finger or to use
an open palm like this. and I recommend that you don’t fold your arms or cross your legs
and it’s also not good to sway from side to side because you are not exercising and do
not turn your back to the audience because that is a very bad sign and it shows like
you are not interested. So these are the don’ts of public speaking. I hope my tips have benefited you today and
to top it you must remember that nothing can be achieved without confidence, So before you work on anything else that I’ve
told you today, make sure that whatever you speak has loads of confidence and speak it
with courage. So these are the tips for public speaking for you and I hope they are very
useful for you as well. Thank you for watching me on Skillopedia, the place to learn skills
for the real world. See you guys very soon, bye

100 comments on “5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – Speak with confidence | Personality Development

  1. actually i'm too too fear..for my speech
    it will be my first speech in school.. seriously I'm too nervous and too feared for my speech 😨😨😦😭😦😦

  2. Mam i need you help…
    I prepare always my speech. But whenever i strated to say on stage i forget everything…how can i overcome from it? Please help..

  3. Thank you so much . You are the one who helped me to deliver my speech in my class. You saved my life. ❤ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Mam, you are great. at first time I was inspired by your talks tomorrow is my elocution competition hope this will help

  5. after some days l have to give speech to PECE students l feel nervous so this tips will remove my nervousness so thanks a lot

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