Learning Objectives• Study the problems faced by the speakers• Understand basic public speaking skills.• Identify ways to improve public speaking skills through practice.
• Types of Special Occasion where we have to speak: Introduction Presentation GossipsInformative Commemorative
Speaking skills:• Give us the ability to communicate effectively.• Allow the speaker, to convey his message in a thoughtful, and convincing manner.• help us to assure that the listener is not misunderstanding us.
Glossophobia (75% of the population) We have a fear of being laughed at. Time pressure. Lack of vocabulary. Pronunciation. Grammar mistakes
Tips to effective public speaking• Understand the purpose• Clear & concise• Be prepared• Don’t talk too fast• Use variety of tones of voice• Be relaxed and confident
What to do before speaking?1. Be an active listener:2. Be a quick organiser of thoughts:3. Structure your speech in your mind::
Speaking Skills: Know your audience. Interact with your audience. Speak with sincerity and passion. Fluency Talk to the entire group. Encourage feedback.Close your speech in a memorable way .
Micro-skills: 1- Pronounce the distinctive sounds 2- Use the correct forms of words. 3- Put words together in correct word order. 4- Use vocabulary appropriately.5- Use the language that is appropriate
How to improve these skills• Practice where you can, when you can:• Its important to build your confidence.• Try to experiment with the English you know.• Try to respond to what people say to you.• Try NOT to translate into and from your own language.• Dont speak too fast!• Try to relax.• speaking English less hesitant and more confident.
Things to Remember• Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.• The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, and a wise man knows whether or not to say it.• Speak well and live well.• Always think before speaking.