Many a times you will be asked to stand and deliver a speech with no word of warning and no time to arrange your thoughts. This may be an after dinner speech, some words in praise of a person or any other topic. But not everyone is comfortable giving an impromptu speech. There are many… Continue reading PUBLIC SPEAKING: HOW TO GIVE AN IMPROMPTU SPEECH
We are often drawn towards people having a good personality. A good personality shows the confidence in you which attracts other people. In public speaking, our body language plays a major role in creating an impact on the audience. The biggest challenge during public speaking is to maintain an impactful posture which is the effect… Continue reading PUBLIC SPEAKING: BODY LANGUAGE AND POSTURE
We always want to open our speech with a bang, with style that is impactful and catch the attention of the audience instantly. A monotonous opening like “Thank you very much for such an kind introduction. I had been waiting for this event since long, and so on…” can bore the audience. What I think… Continue reading PUBLIC SPEAKING: HOW TO OPEN A SPEECH
“Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.”-Dorothy Sarnoff One of the worst mistakes you can make in public speaking is talking too long. Not only will you send some folks to never, never land, you will make some of them downright mad. So before any of such things happen, say… Continue reading PUBLIC SPEAKING: HOW TO CLOSE A SPEECH
The main responsibility of the Master/Mistress of Ceremonies (MC) is to serve as a general host. The ideal MC is a person who has poise, presence and who can command the attention of the audience. The MC is responsible to see that the program or the public speaking event runs smoothly, on time, and introduces… Continue reading PUBLIC SPEAKING: HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MASTER OF CEREMONY
What is a debate? A debate is a contest, or, perhaps, like a game, where two or more speakers present their arguments intent on persuading one another. Benefits of a debate The debater learns to use a library, and tries to find the exact information he needs in the shortest possible time. He learns to… Continue reading HOW TO PREPARE FOR A DEBATE?