PUBLICSPEAKING Dr. Subin K.Mohan, MVSc, PhD Associate Dean Arawali Veterinary College, Rajasthan
Public speaking is a systematic and practical communication which aims through speech and gesture.
MAIN AIM To inform, teach or train To stimulate, motivate, inspire To persuade, convince To explore ideas
Extemporaneous method is the favored method. Plan the objectives Know the objectives Selection of key points Prepare a flow chart
TEN TIPS1) Know the room: Know the capacity of the room, the audio visuals provided, seating arrangement, rule out the chances of distortion etc.2) Know the audience: Their type, nature of interests, time, previous exposures, reason for gathering etc.3) Know the material: Be thorough with subject matter, plan according to the type of audience, be flexible in the subject matter, use all the 4 P’s- Plan, Prepare, Practice and Present.4) Relax yourself: Do activities that can make you relax before speaking in the green room like take a cup of water, take deep breath, jump, laugh etc
Contd..5) Visualize yourself while giving the speech: Apply KISS formulae i.e. Keep it short and simple. It should be impressive, to the point, should have links between sentences, in a logical order from simple to complex, with back references, some times humor also works. The audience should feel it as a story.6) Realize that people want you to succeed: Always be flexible while speech considering the spot feedback from the audience. Always be confident and think that you are the master of what you are going to deliver (Take precautions also)
Contd..7) Concentrate on the message, not the media: Try to convey the message to the audience for a audience response.8) Don’t apologize: Don’t say sorry in between for small mistakes like tongue twisters etc.9) Turn nervousness into positive energy: Be confident- Your confidence level can convert your nervousness to positive energy. But, don’t be overconfident also.10) Gain experience- Practice makes perfect, Experience gives confidence. Incorporate all the feedback that you got in your previous speeches and improve accordingly.