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Public speaking

This ppt will give u a deep knowladge on public speaking

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Public speaking

  1. 1. The Art of Public Speaking
  2. 2. Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners.
  3. 3. Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance It’s All About Building Confidence!
  4. 4. Build self confidence by being yourself • Preparation -Use everyday speaking situations to enhance your speaking skills. • Establish a personal bond with the listeners by making eye-contact with your audience. • Seek & Grab opportunities for speaking by making more number of small and successful speeches as a beginner. • Accept to speak only on familiar subjects with sufficient time to prepare. Otherwise politely refuse.
  5. 5. PREPARE beforehand REACH the venue half an hour before the program starts GREET and meet maximum people RELAX yourself in the chair physically & mentally while awaiting your turn RISE slowly and walk confidently to the podium GIVE a smooth & longer salutation, begin slowly DRESS for Success - It should be comfortable for you and look formal and smart to the audience. YOUR VOICE- Bring variations by modulating your voice. Use it to add emphasis etc. It brings life in to your speech.
  6. 6. Move about to avoid tension: Step away from the stage occasionally, walk among the audience or gesture in a way that adds meaning to your words.
  7. 7. Some common faults of in-experienced speakers: • Gripping or leaning on the podium • Finger tapping • Lip-biting
  8. 8. 3 P’s to Public Speaking  Prepare  Practice  Pause
  9. 9. Prepare  Understand  Confirm your responsibilities  Familiarize yourself with the equipment and the process  Relate your requirements  Research  Subject  Audience  Organize  Slides they’ll see & hear  Handouts and/or activities  “Cue cards” you’ll work from
  10. 10. Research  Do Your Homework  Understand your topic thoroughly  Research and write the presentation as you would an important paper
  11. 11. Analyzing the Audience  Basic demographics (age, experience level, familiarity with your topic)  Approximate number of attendees  Good speakers are audience-centered  Keep the audience foremost in mind at every step of preparation and presentation
  12. 12. Organize  Slides and/or visual presentation  Follow a logical progression  Use high contrast colors  Be consistent  Handouts  Additional Info  Activities  Delivery materials  Create “cue cards” • Large, bold, easily read font
  13. 13. Use visual aids: It helps you in minimizing your speech. Pictures impress listeners much, rather than words. One visual aid is equal to one thousand words.
  14. 14. Understand  How much time do you have?  What equipment, software, support will be readily available?  What additional equipment will you need to be successful?  Internet connection  Projector  Whiteboard  Podium  Water
  15. 15. Practice  Your reflection in the mirror is a good test audience  Hand and facial gestures  Comfortable stance  Get feedback from trusted friends
  16. 16. Non-verbal Communications  Kinesics – the study of body motions as a systematic mode of communication  Aspects of non-verbal communications  Personal appearance  Body action  Gestures  Eye contact  People trust their ears less than their eyes.  When a speaker’s body language is inconsistent with their words the listeners will tend to believe their eyes
  17. 17. Pause  Evaluate your performance  Out of breath? Add breathing marks.  Monotone? Practice accenting various parts of speech for more impact.
  18. 18. If Something Goes Wrong  Don’t panic, improvise!  Pause for a drink of water to regroup your thoughts  Excuse yourself and adjust your equipment  Spend a moment as if deep in thought, then begin again “spontaneously” once you’ve found your place  Ask if there are any questions  Break for an activity
  19. 19. BE CONFIDENT  You know your topic  You know your material  You’ve done this before  You CAN do this, and you’ll be great!