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THE ART OF

PUBLIC
SPEAKING
THERE IS A MYTH THAT
SPEAKERS ARE BORN
SPEAKING SKILLS CAN BE
LEARNT
IT IS A COMMUNICATION
SKILL
SELECT THE APPROPRIATE
TOPIC

For selecting your topic


concern, experience,
knowledge and curiosity
may be considered
SPEAKERS:
a) Self centered
b) Message centered
c) Audience-centered

A good public speaker is


- Audience - centered
SPEECH PREPARATION
Decide on the purpose of your speech
- Is it supposed to inform?
or persuade?
Select content that is compatible with your
purpose
Gather information
- Personal experiences
- Interviews
- Newspapers
- Books
Make a creative analysis of topic
Develop the objectives
ORGANISE YOUR SPEECH
The body:
Main ideas and supporting ideas

The introduction:
Drawing attention, establishing
credibility, usefulness

The conclusion:
Summation, challenge and action
The speech should be
unified, coherent, relevant,
concise and comprehensive

Tell them what you are


going to tell them,
tell them,
and tell them what you
told them

Prepare handouts and visual


aids
DELIVERING SPEECH
Understand speech anxiety:
- Self-conscious (how you are being perceived)
- Fear of rejection
- Stage fright

Extensive preparation builds confidence

Anxiety is found out through non-verbal cues


DELIVERING SPEECH (contd)
Every good speaker gets keyed up before delivery

We are all afraid of unknown

Audience want you to be a good speaker

Focus on the topic

Have positive attitude about the self


DELIVERING SPEECH (contd)

Rehearsing and thorough


preparation helps

Prepare the audience

Explain the session plan

Talk about the benefits

Maintain eye contact


Principles of Effective Delivery
Avoid frequent repetition of words
Avoid vocal disfluencies, or vocalised
pauses.
Avoid distracting physical activities like
scratching head, rubbing nose etc.
Delivery includes voice elements and
body movements
Think the thought and feel the emotion
Principles of Effective Delivery
(contd)
Appear to be natural and spontaneous
Avoid distracting verbal and nonverbal
cues
Adjust delivery to the audience, topic
and situation
Reinforce meaning in message
While using notes dont pretend that
you are not using
Develop the ability to see yourself as the
audience does.
Principles of Effective Delivery
(contd)
Improve gestures and movement

- Dress and appearance


- Postures
- Facial expressions
- Gestures
- Voice
Principles of Effective Delivery
(contd)
Use Humor
- Great way to Break ice
- It must be linked to the subject
speaker, audience or occasions

NOTHING IS MORE EMBARRASSING


THAN A JOKE THAT FALLS FLAT

Thank You