There are clearly many techniques and principles for speaking in public. The idea here in this short article is to give some basic principles to keeping in mind.
Certainly at sometime or another many of us have gone through this in our lives is speaking in public, be it at school or at university or even at work. Who ever has not suffer from this experience please step forward. Public speaking skills are achieved through practice, reading and mastery of a given topic.
1) If you do not know the subject on which you are going to refer naturally, it is very difficult for you to do it before a certain number of people who would be directing all their attention to your speaker.
Immerse yourself in the topic you plan to talk about, practice with your friends and take advantage of all the moments you see and believe that it is possible to do it, you will realize the stimulation that it produces on others and it will also help you to organize your ideas. It is always recommended to talk about a topic on which you have earned the right to speak either through studies or because you have vast experience on the subject.
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2) Focus on your goal, try to convey your ideas and thoughts to others as clearly and concisely as possible, do it individually or in a group to exercise.
This will start your confidence when speaking in front of a group of people. Something extremely common is that when the speaker stands before the public for the first time he becomes paralyzed and loses control of what he was about to say, therefore, it is important to exercise over time. William James said. ¨If you care about achieving a goal, you will succeed without a doubt ¨.
3) Predispose your brain for success.
Your thoughts and the words you will use have to be connected to the achievement of your speech. You must focus on the purpose of your speech and believe in what you are going to say and communicate, almost as if you know what your audience wants to hear. Give yourself a charal of encouragement. There is a high percentage of speakers who feel panic or fear when going on stage, between 80 and 90% of the speakers have been through this. Even the best. It is also recommended that once that fear is overcome, it is never completely lost because this makes us concentrate. Abraham Lincoln said “Fear is the child of ignorance”. Speaking in public makes us lose our fear and that is achieved based on practice.
4) Act with confidence.
Conveying security and standing correctly is essential (posture and gestures). Speak to the audience as if each owes you a favor or “money.” Speaking naturally is very important and is one of the key factors in achieving a good speech. You should never memorize a speech as it is not a recommended path and it is something that experts do not recommend.
5) Earlier mention framing or limiting your topic within the speech.
This is important to be able to adjust the tempo you have to speak and get a clear idea across at the correct time. Order your ideas and calculate the time on the subject to which you are going to refer.
6) The movements you make with your body are extremely important and attract attention from the audience.
Body language is vital to complete the success of your message. First, to boost self-confidence, you have to stand correctly, with your back straight. Smile and look into the eyes of your audience, move discreetly and use all the available space within the stage, be demonstrative and use a combination of techniques.
When we are not clear with what we want to say or communicate, we are exposed to blockage and confusion. Being clear and communicating to others who we are and what we want makes us advance professionally as human-beings.
Our success depend on the ability to communicate clearly to others who we are, what we want and what we believe in.