Public speaking training

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A presentation i recently gave at one of the universities in Baku on public speaking skills.

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Public speaking training

  1. 1. Public Speaking Seminar Arzu Geybullayeva 27.04.2010
  2. 2. Public Speaking <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Basic rules </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the stress </li></ul><ul><li>Staying focused </li></ul>
  3. 3. A little bit about me <ul><li>I am freelance regional analyst corresponding for various publications </li></ul><ul><li>I am also a blogger </li></ul><ul><li>I am interested in new social media, youth development, gender and a range of other things </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is public speaking? <ul><li>It’s a process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the purpose of public speaking? <ul><li>transmitting information </li></ul><ul><li>motivating people (to act, to support, to protest and etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>telling a story/ entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>influence </li></ul><ul><li>persuasion </li></ul>
  6. 6. Remember: <ul><li>Its not a dry speech/talk </li></ul><ul><li>there is a reason you are there </li></ul><ul><li>be able to change the atmosphere in the room </li></ul><ul><li>stay engaged </li></ul>
  7. 7. Consider the occasion <ul><li>To whom are you speaking? </li></ul><ul><li>When are you speaking? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you speaking? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you speaking about? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Tips for public speaking <ul><li>Confidence </li></ul>
  9. 10. Tips cont. <ul><li>Know your material </li></ul>
  10. 11. Tips cont. <ul><li>Practice makes perfect </li></ul>
  11. 12. Tips cont. <ul><li>Breath </li></ul>
  12. 13. Outline your speach <ul><li>INTRODUCTION- tell ‘em what you are going to tell ‘em </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BODY- tell ‘em </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CONCLUSION- tell ‘em what you told ‘em </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Introduction <ul><li>Gets your audience attention </li></ul><ul><li>Gets your audience on board </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes your credibility </li></ul>
  14. 15. Body <ul><li>Problem/solution </li></ul><ul><li>Cause/effect </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Topical </li></ul>
  15. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>NEVER: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Say in “conclusion” or “at last” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INSTEAD: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinstate your message; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform your audience; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smile and thank :) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Gadgets <ul><li>Audience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged and interested </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Gadgets <ul><li>Power point presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun vs. death by power point and you don’t want that :) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. More on gadgets <ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use RED and GREEN together </li></ul><ul><li>Use large photographic visuals </li></ul><ul><li>please stay out of the projector light, otherwise you might end up looking like this </li></ul>
  19. 23. In addition to gadgets <ul><li>What can really kill your speach? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tight lips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frowning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fidgeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yawning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snoring </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. What else to keep in mind? <ul><li>Posture and wardrobe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t just stand there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casual posture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have some space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for you to walk </li></ul></ul>
  21. 25. Cont. <ul><ul><li>Don’t pace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress according to the audience and the topic of your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ladies- make up but not too much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gents- suits or some casual cloths </li></ul></ul>
  22. 26. Hands <ul><li>rest them on the podium </li></ul><ul><li>avoid same hand gestures </li></ul><ul><li>advice: don’t overdo it :) </li></ul>
  23. 27. Relax <ul><li>pick 3 spots in the crowd: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to the left </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the middle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak slowly, don’t rush, no one is chasing you </li></ul></ul>
  24. 28. Stress <ul><li>Any of this sound </li></ul><ul><li>familiar? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>racing heart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dry throat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shakiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the question: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>why in the world you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are here and doing this? </li></ul></ul>
  25. 29. Stress- GO AWAY!!! <ul><li>eliminate imagination of negative outcome </li></ul><ul><li>practice </li></ul><ul><li>go for a walk </li></ul><ul><li>listen to music </li></ul><ul><li>read a book </li></ul>
  26. 30. Few things to keep in mind <ul><li>Visualize yourself SUCCEEDING </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Give nothing away </li></ul>
  27. 31. THANK YOU!!! E-mail: arzu.geybullayeva@gmail.com

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