What makes a good public speaker?
Many have asked this question. But did we get the right answer for this?
Public speaking is an art. Throughout history, there have been famous speeches made by very charismatic speakers. However, many public speakers have had to work toward becoming a better speaker. There are resources that offer ways to improve aspects of public speaking.
One quality good speakers possess is the ability to make even the most complex of theories simple. Remember that your audience might not even know the basics of what you are talking about, and you should draft your speech in a way that allows them to understand everything from the very beginning. Public speaking is how you can share your ideas with a large number of people, stand out from the corporate crowd, and get visibility in your field.
Just to make it short, I want to share 5 qualities to be a Good Public Speaker, that helped me to become a confident Public Speaker.
Confidence is the mother of all the other attributes that makes a successful presentation. A public speaker who exudes confidence is viewed as being more confident, accurate, knowledgeable, intelligent and likeable than a speaker who is less confident of what they are saying. It’s natural to be nervous, but to excel in Public Speaking, you have to overcome your nervous jitters.
Passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm for something. In order to effectively communicate your speech, you need to have a passion for the subject. If the subject cannot exhilarate you, chances are that it will not excite your audience. Without passion, your speech is meaningless. Passion elicits emotions that flow naturally. Emotions move an audience and effectively convey the message.
3. Introspection and Self Awareness
To be a successful public speaker, you must first understand who you are and what your strongest qualities are. Most successful speakers work to capitalise on their strengths. Is it humour that adds taste to your presentation? Or is it that storytelling talent? Understanding your strength as a public speaker will enable you to effectively engage the audience.
4. Being Yourself
Always be yourself and not a duplicate of a “would be”. No one can replicate you better than yourself. No matter how much you have rehearsed for the speech, if you don’t act like yourself, your audience may see you as insincere. They may perceive that your whole idea is to try to capture attention by copying a famous person or trying to take their place.
5. Engagement with your Audience
A good speech should be conversational in nature. It should engage the audience as much as possible. This helps to eliminate the element of boredom. It ensures that the audiences are not on phone or laptops searching the web as you speak. You can get them to put the phones down by creating an engaging atmosphere. You can achieve this by painting a picture through storytelling, making fun or by conducting some regular body-relaxing activities.
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