Spoken words are more powerful than written words in the hand of right public speaker
Public speaking is important to everyone. You everyday formally and Informally interact with People. Interaction is integral part of living. there is no day passes without interacting with someone. public speaking has lot many benefits in professional and private lives. it is also important for your career growth. It builds relationship with your friends, family, clients and Business partners.
Fear of Public Speaking is common, Many people despise public speaking because they are afraid to interact. Public speaking is art of persuasion, You inspire you motivate your audience. You see most public speaker are leaders. They have command on their talk so that, they lead any conversation.
Public speaking skills is most required skill to every profession no matter how difficult you feel that skill is, it needs to be developed. it requires everywhere for instance Business meeting, Education and Individual interaction. having this skill builds your confidence. It makes you feel comfortable around people, because of that your interactions with people increases and you become more social person and you built strong social network.
But let me remind you, Public Speaking is a skill and every skill can be developed or learnt.
Overcoming fear of Public Speaking
Most of the time you do not initiate the talk because of public speaking fear. fear won’t let you live your comfort zone and initiate the talk. you can overcome this fear with practice. You need to come out from comfort zone, meet people and talk with them.This practice will help you to overcome public speaking fear. In starting of your practice days, you can not come off as good as you want. but after practicing you can easily overcome fear.
Public Speaking Practice
How can you practice of public speaking, this question always runs in your mind.
Public Speaking Practice means interaction. a little interaction can help you to build the confidence, so bring public speaking into practice. every small talk builds your confidence.
The very first step of practicing is to communicate with your friends. Once you are comfortable talking with your friends then meet new people. see how do you feel talking with new people. write down your own experience. Observe where exactly you are lacking while talking to an acquaintance see your comfort level.
There are some other ways to practice public speaking
1.You can talk into mirror, observe yourself, your body language when you are speaking.
2.Video calling this also helps you a lot, you don’t need to come out from your comfort zone, when you are video calling. this would be good practice.
3.You can videotape yourself. Where you can hear your voice, observe body language your hands, your gesture and postures
There are many ways to practice public speaking see which works with you. It is not necessary you need to follow these steps. you can invent your own way of practicing.
No matter how much you prepare for public speaking at the time of speaking you always going to feel unprepared. so my suggestion is start public speaking as soon as possible. practicing is the only thing can help you to become a public speaker.
In public speaking you need to learn from your mistakes, you do not have to repeat the same mistakes again always put yourself in the situations where you must speak, Make friends initiate the conversation. That is what public speakers do.
Knowing how to do public speaking doesn’t change anything practicing does.
The Importance of Body Language in Public Speaking
Body language is another important aspects in public speaking.
below some common yet important tips
Facial Expressions while Talking
Facial Expression plays most important role in public speaking..
You show almost all emotion, expression through your face. happiness, surprised, fear, sadness anger. Facial expressions can display your emotions. They are really important when we are interacting with someone.
Power of Smile in Public Speaking
When you approach someone to talk the most important thing is to smile. genuine smile goes long way.
When you smile at your audience then most of the time you are welcome by your audience. Smile sends the positive energy. Smile makes you feel comfortable around People. It releases stress, it makes your approach friendly and It makes other people to feel comfortable around you.
Importance of Eye Contact in Public Speaking
Making eye contact is most important in public speaking. When you look someone in the eye you are connected with that person directly you are having a conversation with them not at them.
Holding eye contact through out your speech is important. Your audience also feel encouraged to listen to your speech. because you give them a lot of attention.
It is important to connect with your audience through eyes, When you don’t keep eye contact. audience feels less connected. when they are not looking you in the eye, That time their mind is wondering instead focusing at your speech.
Hands Gestures in Public Speaking
The big question you face that is How to use hands when speaking. After facial expression using hands is important in public speaking..
You use your hands to convey your message, to communicate with your audience. through your hands you express yourself.
Your hands should move accordingly your speech. they should be connected to your speech. you use your hands to describe your speech. it convey your speech more meaningful. this surely makes impact on your speech.
Note – When you are using your hands make sure one thing never point your fingers at your audience. instead use more open hands and body language this is going to make your audience feel connected to you.
Open body language always makes your audience to listen and to talk with you. Do not keep your hands in Pocket or cross them
Stand tall, keep your shoulder back. Be confident about yourself and about your speech. Never slouch when you are communicating with anyone.
How to move on Stage
By practicing, you learn to use a stage while talking.
When you use stage you encourage your audience. This also gives you positive energy. It makes you feel comfortable because you are connected to your audience. you can make eye contact with each one of them. but need to keep one thing in mind when you are using stage try to hold eye contact.
When you move around. you own the stage, It gives you confidence. it makes you feel more energetic more confident. your speech become more engaging and interactive.
Moving on the stage requires practice.
How your Voice Impact on Public Speaking
In public speaking tone is most important. your tone convey exact message to your audiences, tone has impact on your speech it motivates or demotivates an audience, when you speak confidently and clearly your audience gets clear idea. so speak with passion.
It is really important to learn, how to express yourself in that particular language
Work on pauses, Rate of speech, tone and language expression. These things change emotion of any sentences and words.
Importance of Storytelling in Public Speaking
We all like to hear stories, as we have been listening stories growing up. Effective story telling is important to motivate and engage the audience. stories makes your speech memorable. Stories are easy to remember easy to understand and relate. Story telling makes you exciting and encouraging public speaker. Inspiring stories always motivate an audience and keep them engage. We see stories everywhere. Everything which has story that sells more.
Start your speech from story that captivate your audience attention. Audience connect with you easily. good story teller takes audiences on journey. When you start from storytelling it relaxes you as well your audience
Storytelling works best everywhere.