Public Speaking

11/24/09

What is Communication?
• Nonverbal Communication 1.Body language 2.Eye-contact

Importance of Communication
• • • • Class Presentations Field Research Business Communications Public Speaking

Similarities Between Public Speaking and Conversation
• • • • Organizing thoughts logically Tailoring the message to the audience Telling a story for maximum impact Adapting to listener feedback

Differences Between Public Speaking and Conversation
• Public speaking is more highly structured • Public speaking requires more formal language • Public speaking requires a different method of delivery

Public Speaking
• No one is born talking. • We all learn to speak. • It is an acquired art.

Importance Of Public Speaking
• Stay ahead of the ‘GAME’. • To present publicly the information to coworkers. • Helps in effective communication. • Can express yourself better.

Effective Communication
• Preparation • Practice • Presentation

Effective Communication Preparation
• Research • Format • Speak on what you know – Be familiar with your material. • Notes – Outline the main points. • Do not hesitate.

Effective Communication Practice
• • • • Practice makes a man perfect. Revision. Get the timing right. Rehearse out aloud.

Effective Communication Presentation
• Present well. • Great presenters can transform almost any subject into one of interest. • Use teaching aids, audio-visuals. • Modulate your voice. • Body language. • Use Humor.

Use of Humor
• Helps in getting your point across to the audience. • More interesting. • Removes possibility of speech becoming monotonous. • Increase in one’s confidence.

Things you should do.
• • • • • Dress comfortably and suitably. Eye-Contact. Glance at notes. Appropriate gestures. Ask rhetorical questions to involve the audience.

Things you should not do.
• • • • • Read directly from notes or screen. Turn your back on the audience. Slouch, hands in pockets. No use of slang or um, ah, you know’s Talk too fast or too quietly.

Qualities of a good speaker - I
• • • • • • A carrying voice. Confident appearance. Well-researched subject. A smile. Fine use of language. Sincere approach.

Qualities of a good speaker - II
• • • • • • Ability to appeal to the audience. Self-management. Ability to remain calm and composed. Power of persuasion. Attention-getting manner. Clarity of speech.

Fears

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