Speaking tips in the public

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Speaking tips in the public

  1. 1. SPEAKING TIPS IN THE PUBLIC
  2. 2. Speaking Tips in the Public1. Planning or Preparation  Voice – what you start out with and the sound it makes  Speech is what you do with sound (tone, volume, pace, pitch, articulation and pronunciation)  Get your voice ready2. Writing for Speaking  You Will Probably Read Your Speech (or Glance At Notes)  If You Insist On Speaking From Memory  Do What Works Best For You
  3. 3. 3. Mapping the content of your speech  The visible structure  Putting one foot before the other  Be concrete. Be metaphorical  Conclusion4. The Audience  Young or old  High or low income  Educated or uneducated  What is the background  What mood are they likely to be in
  4. 4. 5. Knowledge the occasion  Whether you are speaking at an academic, celebratory or solemn occasion  Whether you are only speaker at the event or whether you are one of several  At what stage of the proceedings you will be speaking6. Knowledge the room  The size and the shape of the room  Whether or not there is a podium  Whether there is microphone  The type of technical assistance that is available to you
  5. 5. 7. Using visual aids  Before you begin, make sure the slides can be seen clearly from every seat in the room  Keep demonstrating or materials simple  Keep the visuals simple  Make sure you speak to your audience and not to your slides  Heighten interest  Chose the right time to give out handouts  Practice your speech with all the visuals8. Practice makes perfect
  6. 6. 9. On the day you speech – Avoid panic!  Arrive early  Check everything10. Body language and gestures  Posture  Make an effort to be aware of what you do with your hands  Gesturing with your head and arms is part and parcel of communicating  Dress  Eye contact  Controlling the nerves  Be confident
  7. 7. 11. Mistakes  Mistakes are all right  Recovering from mistakes makes you appear from human  Good recovery puts your audience at ease – they identity you more12. Interact with the audience - ask questions, get people involved - since people learn better when they are actively participating.13. Humour  Tell jokes if you’re good at telling jokes  If you arent good, best to leave the jokes behind
  8. 8. 14. How to use the public speaking environment  Try not to get stuck in one place  Use all the space that available to you  Move around  One way to do this is to leave your notes in one place and move to another15. Leave time for Questions & Answers and address everyone politely.

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