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Improving Public Speaking Skills!


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Do you agree that for most of us at some point in life, one of the biggest challenges was to overcome the fear of public speaking? However, on internet we can find many tips to overcome this fear such as be optimistic, be concise, practice and so on.

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Improving Public Speaking Skills!

  2. 2. The biggest challenge of life was to overcome the fear of public speaking.<br />2<br /><br />
  3. 3. How can one overcome the fear of public speaking?<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Connect with Listeners<br />Focus on Topics<br />4<br />Be Optimistic<br />Be Concise<br />
  5. 5. Practice<br />Practice quite a few times to gain confidence.<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Ask your colleague or friend to observe you and offer helpful feedback.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Videotaping can point out any faux pas which you can correct.<br />
  8. 8. Join Toastmasters International<br />8<br /><br />
  9. 9. Be Prepared<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Know Your Audience<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Know Your Subject Well<br />11<br /><br />
  12. 12. Speak slowly with a measured and controlled voice.<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Point with your hand, not a laser pointer.<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Make the slides simple<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Surprise the Audience<br />15<br /><br />
  16. 16. Keep smiling and memorize 1-2 first sentences.<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Keep your hands by your side or just folded (namaskar) in front of you.<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Dress Formally and Neatly<br />18<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />Watch the host announcers on CNN, FOX or CNBC and watch how they relate to the camera.<br /><br />
  20. 20. Be Authentic<br />20<br />
  21. 21. When you are speaking, it can't be about you, it has to be about the audience.<br />21<br />
  22. 22. The way to really improve and hone your skills is to go and do it.<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Effective use of Props<br />23<br /><br />
  24. 24. Stage Presence<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Have a glass or bottle of water with you.<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Your presentation should be a Story.<br />26<br />
  27. 27. AVOID reference to SEX, RELIGION AND POLITICS<br />27<br /><br />
  28. 28. There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Get out in front on an audience and experiment. Try different things. Break the rules. But try, learn and evolve.<br />29<br />
  30. 30. 30<br />To read more such articles, please visit<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Thank you<br />