Thirty Tips for Public Speaking Tyros

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This is a presentation made out of my (SRINI) learning from the Young Orators' Club, Secunderabad, India during 1975-76. The presentation was created by my friends A Subramanian and TSP Jwalapathy

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Thirty Tips for Public Speaking Tyros

  1. 1. 30 - Tips For A Beginner In Public Speaking
  2. 2. The ability to speak in front of audience is considered as a sign of Self-confidence . Why Speak in Public ?
  3. 3. The unique features of this presentation is the tips given here are time tested over 25 years among youth
  4. 4. Public Speaking <ul><li>Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul>
  5. 5. Public Speaking <ul><li>#1 </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a proper GREETING to the judges and audience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Public Speaking <ul><li>#2 </li></ul><ul><li>ORGANISE your speech into three basic parts </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive - INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful - MAIN SPEECH </li></ul><ul><li>Clear & Crisp - CONCLUSION </li></ul>
  7. 7. Public Speaking <ul><li>#3 </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE the introduction BRIEF but ATTENTION GATHERING </li></ul>
  8. 8. Public Speaking <ul><li>#4 </li></ul><ul><li>OPEN your speech with any one of the four techniques : </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Humour ( HUMOUR is little difficult to deliver ; unless you are good at telling jokes, DON’T try this technique ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Public Speaking <ul><li>#5 </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE NO more than THREE major points in a three minutes speech </li></ul>
  10. 10. Public Speaking <ul><li>#6 </li></ul><ul><li>STRUCTURE the points as under </li></ul><ul><li>a) MAKE a single & clear statement of your point </li></ul><ul><li>b) ELABORATE the point in few sentences </li></ul><ul><li>c) Give one or two examples to support the point (sequence may vary c,a,b..) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Public Speaking <ul><li>#7 </li></ul><ul><li>BALANCE the points to consider all aspects of situation. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Public Speaking <ul><li>#8 </li></ul><ul><li>EMPHASIZE your arguments but don’t show bias. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Public Speaking <ul><li>#9 </li></ul><ul><li>MOVE from one point to another -LOGICALLY & SMOOTHLY </li></ul>
  14. 14. Public Speaking <ul><li>#10 </li></ul><ul><li>END with a word of thanks. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Public Speaking- LANGUAGE <ul><ul><li>#11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AVOID grammatical faults </li></ul>
  16. 16. Public Speaking <ul><li>#12 </li></ul><ul><li>USE correct pronunciation </li></ul>
  17. 17. Public Speaking <ul><li>#13 </li></ul><ul><li>USE the right word as far as possible ( You should have / develop a good vocabulary to do this ) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Public Speaking <ul><li>#14 </li></ul><ul><li>PREFER simple sentences. Similarly prefer direct speech (active voice) to reported speech (passive voice) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Public Speaking <ul><li>#15 </li></ul><ul><li>CITE specific example instead of making generalizations. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Public Speaking <ul><li>#16 </li></ul><ul><li>CREATE word pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Example - say : “My friend Ram”, instead of “a friend” </li></ul><ul><li>Say : “It is hard as maths to me” , not weakly “it is hard” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Public Speaking <ul><li>#17 </li></ul><ul><li>USE pauses appropriately (when you make an important / major point - it will sink into the minds of your audience well) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Public Speaking <ul><li>#18 </li></ul><ul><li>SPEAK fluently </li></ul>
  23. 23. Public Speaking <ul><li>#19 </li></ul><ul><li>AVOID : </li></ul><ul><li>Putting on an unnatural / foreign accent </li></ul>
  24. 24. Public Speaking <ul><li>#20 </li></ul><ul><li>AVOID : </li></ul><ul><li>Use of big words to show off jargon, slang & cliches </li></ul>
  25. 25. Public Speaking- STYLE <ul><li>#21 </li></ul><ul><li>TAKE a good look at the audience, judges and the arrangements while you are waiting for your turn to speak. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Public Speaking <ul><li>#22 </li></ul><ul><li>WALK at your normal pace to the dais / speaker podium when called to speak </li></ul>
  27. 27. Public Speaking <ul><li>#23 </li></ul><ul><li>STAND erect, but not stiff </li></ul>
  28. 28. Public Speaking <ul><li>#24 </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK at judges, audience and take a deep breath. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Public Speaking <ul><li>#25 </li></ul><ul><li>SMILE at the most friendly face (pretty / handsome one) you can see in the audience - if you prefer ! Now begin speaking . </li></ul>
  30. 30. Public Speaking <ul><li>#26 </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP your voice at a level that suits the size of the audience and the hall / room </li></ul>
  31. 31. Public Speaking <ul><li>#27 </li></ul><ul><li>SPEAK at your natural speed (like when you talk to your friends or at home) </li></ul>
  32. 32. Public Speaking <ul><li>#28 </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK at different sections of the audience once in a while. (Don’t stare at someone or a particular object in the room) </li></ul>
  33. 33. Public Speaking <ul><li>#29 </li></ul><ul><li>ALLOW your hands the natural gestures they are used to, while you speak. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Public Speaking <ul><li>#30 </li></ul><ul><li>After you finish your speech pause briefly, take a couple of steps back and then RETURN to your seat. </li></ul>
  35. 35. THANK YOU

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