Public speaking tips

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Public speaking tips

  1. 1. Effective Speaking TipsAhmedabad Chapter of WIRC of ICSI Sumali Parikh
  2. 2. Tips Get the attention Be Energetic •Tie your points •Tell your story•Structure your speech•Visual Aid & Testimony •Humor •Leave with a question mark•Look at the audience•“Wow” factor
  3. 3. Get the attention  Use the technique to grab the attention of the audience.  Start with  Question.  Real story  Newspaper headings  Current Event
  4. 4. Be Energetic  Speak with a variety in your voice  Gestures  Don’t become a statue  Facial Expressions  Smile / Exclamation / Excitement  Walk  Go near to the audience  Break  Pause for a second
  5. 5. Structure your speech  Summarize your point in starting  Always have examples, definitions, testimony, statistics to support the speech  Graphs, Bars, Pictures
  6. 6. Visual Aids & Testimony  Presentations  Overhead Projectors  Dry Erase Boards  Flip Charts  Evidence  Percentage / Statistics
  7. 7. Tie your points  Heading  Introduction  Body  Conclusion  Footnote
  8. 8. Tell your story  “W” Questions  What  Who  Where  When  Why  Then Answer the questions
  9. 9. Look at the audience  Good Eye Contact  Move around the audience  Use note cards while using complex statistics
  10. 10. “WOW” factor  There must be something in our speech which will make the audience think “WOW”.  Or there should be a visual / dramatic impact on the audience as they will understand immediately
  11. 11. Humor  Speakers are definitely not a comedian but their must be a lightening in the speech so that the audience will accept them.  Humor here is basically tragedy separated by time and space.
  12. 12. Leave with a question mark  The points discussed here definitely help in getting started in becoming a speaker  "Know your stuff. Know whom you are stuffing. Know when they are stuffed.“  What I want you to do as a result of this presentation is ……….

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