We are often reminded that” The First Impression is the Last Impression.” How long it takes for the ‘First Impression’ to be made? 10 minutes? 15 minutes? 30 minutes? 1 hour? We all are wrong till now; Researchers have found that it takes only 7 seconds amidst your first contact to create a First Impression. Amazing! Isn’t It? But how we can impress any Stranger in just 7 seconds of our lives? That’s where Body language comes into play! Body language contributes to the major part of the attitude you want to convey to another individual. According to Albert Mehrabian, 7% of what is communicated is via what is said, 38% is via tone of voice, and the majority, 55%, is via body language. This is also referred to as the ‘7%–38%–55% Rule’.
Do you struggle to find a good speech topic to captivate your audience? Have you got a lot of thoughts on topics but just can’t seem to decide what to speak on? Well, then you will find it comforting to know that in public speaking it is indeed a tougher job to find the right… Continue reading How to Find Speech Topics
Body language is a major part of your non-verbal communication. It includes your gestures, postures, and your movements. The way you talk, the way you move around the stage and the way you look are all a part of your body language. It is rightly said that “actions speak louder than words”.
In a world of temptations, it is hard to stay focussed while facing the audience. But in public speaking, what is harder is keeping your audience focussed, having their eyes locked with yours, having their ears ringing with your voice and having their mind in sync with your actions. To keep a tab on these… Continue reading HOW TO STOP YOUR AUDIENCE FROM GETTING DISTRACTED
Can you imagine a person who is unable to speak even two sentences together on a public platform can lead his nation to independence? The answer is YES and yes, we are talking about Mahatma Gandhi who led the freedom movement of India and that too through his oratory skills and non-violent methods. To elaborate… Continue reading HOW GANDHI OVERCAME HIS FEAR OF FACING THE AUDIENCE
In the previous post we read about six points to improve the body language. Let us consider some point important things to be remembered for the same. No.7. Let us deal with your standing posture in this section. Sometimes, in the presence of an audience, your legs may start shaking vigorously. If such a thing… Continue reading BODY LANGUAGE- How to Remove Hesitation (Part 2)
Many of you would be facing the problem of not been able to converse with others, not having a topic to discuss and just repeating the same questions. This post is the beginning of the end of your problem of getting stuck for words. In this post you will know how you can become a… Continue reading BODY LANGUAGE- How to Remove Hesitation (Part 1)
In the earlier days, the commonly used visual aids in public speaking were overhead projectors, posters, and flip charts etc. but of lately most of them have been replaced with recent technologies. People generally think that “visual aids” for speeches or presentations simply means a PowerPoint Presentation but we must understand that it is just… Continue reading TYPES OF VISUAL AIDS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING
In the previous post we learnt two rules when you are working under a boss. Rule No.1: Boss is always right. Rule No. 2: If Boss is wrong, refer to Rule No.1. In short, the boss can never be wrong. We have already read about the “hard work” technique of keeping your boss happy. But… Continue reading HOW TO KEEP YOUR BOSS HAPPY (2)
When you are working under a boss then you must remember that there are only and only two rules. Rule No.1: Boss is always right. Rule No. 2: If Boss is wrong, refer to Rule No.1. So, the crux is that boss can never be wrong. Every now and then, employees keep trying to keep… Continue reading HOW TO KEEP YOUR BOSS HAPPY (1)