Public speaking means to speak before a group of people in a structured manner with the purpose of entertaining or informing the audience.
In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as “who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?” The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good speakers should be able to change the emotions of their listeners and not just inform them.
In public speaking, it is very important to note that who says what to whom.
If used effectively, public speaking can be a very important tool for the purpose of leadership, motivation, influence or simply entertainment.
Public speaking is an art and it can be learned through practicing. Here are some tips for public speaking:
- Be familiar with the place where you have to deliver a speech.
- Know your audience well before whom you have to speak.
- Prepare your speech or any material to be delivered.
- Practice your speech well (before the mirror).
- Be sure that you present your speech in such a way so that your speech sounds informative and entertaining so that the audience maintains interest.
- Relax yourself before the speech begins.
- Never point out your mistakes. You are the expert on this topic during the time your speech is made.
- Look for a creative angle on your topic and capture the audience’s attention this way.
- Finish your speech before your audience does. Don’t overstay on the podium. An audience appreciates a short organized speech over a long rambling effort.
- Maintain an eye contact with a number of people in the audience and glance at the whole audience every now and then.
- Give some time to the audience and yourself to think and respond. Give pauses in your speech from time to time rather than racing through it.
- Do not read from the notes. You may just glance at your notes at times.
These are just a few tips but there is much more to be learned. If you are not confident, it is very important to become one by joining some groups or societies where you can get opportunities to speak before small and large groups. Where you can learn about public speaking and also you get opportunities to show your talent.
One such institute in Delhi is ANURAG AGGARWAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. Here you can learn to become confident, prepare speeches, laptop presentations, impromptu speeches, debates and much more. There are courses on presentation skills, marketing skills, personality development, public speaking, motivational talks and English improvement.
The courses are held in Delhi (north, south, west, east, central), Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida.
For more details, visit www.anuragaggarwal.com or call Nupur at +91-9971776852.