We have often heard that first impression is the last impression and this is true in the case of public speaking also. You hardly get a second chance to create your impression. So when you begin the speech, it’s very important to make a positive impression on your audience. How you start your speech is… Continue reading WAYS TO START A SPEECH
Communication plays a vital role in all spheres of life. If there is no communication, it would be difficult to influence, advice or motivate people. Apart from one to one communication, some of us may have to speak before small or large group of audience. This gives nervousness and goose bumps to most of the… Continue reading PUBLIC SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP
Speakers often overlook the importance of movement on stage while speaking but they should remind themselves of the same. It is one major step that helps the speaker to connect with the audience. When you come on the stage to deliver a speech or a presentation, you must remember that the stage is totally yours… Continue reading 6 ON-STAGE BODY LANGUAGE TIPS
In public speaking, when a speaker speaks in front of the audience, he not only puts his ideas in the form of words but may also use many other audio-visual aids. These visual aids in public speaking can be an exhibit, a flip chart, a white board, videos, pictures, PPTs, OHP etc. Why is it… Continue reading Advantages & Disadvantages of Using Visual Aids in Public Speaking
In my previous post, I elaborated upon the physical issues that can be hazardous for public speaking like the lectern, sound system, or the electricity failure etc. Other than these issues, some other issues may also arise; issues related with the audience that need to be taken care of in order to make our presentation… Continue reading HAZARDS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING – Audience
As in any other situation or event you come across some challenges, the same is with public speaking. There are some situations which are unforeseen and unavoidable. In such a situation, your speaking skills alone do not make you a successful speaker. What also counts is the way you handle such unpredictable situation. Now the… Continue reading OVERCOME THE HAZARDS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING
Presentations have always been a great way to make your talk really effective and are an important part of public speaking. This could be a powerpoint presentation or any other way of presenting your talk. Since the technology is developing, powerpoint presentations are becoming more popular in all the professions.