No matter how you look at it but you’ve probably heard a lot of boring lectures and dull presentations from Public Speakers who lack the essentials of a good public speaker.
Public Speakers Don’t Give Much Importance to Good Speeches or Presentations due to a lack of the presentation skills.
Some of them may not even realize that they’re boring maybe because they don’t know the essentials that go with
it which are actually forming the principles of good public speaking.
There are 7 essentials of a good public speaker that if you follow and adhere to them all, you’ll become a
successful public speaker who leaves the audience waiting for more. But nothing big can be achieved if you don’t
seriously take full practice or rehearsal of your speech. You can follow all the public speaking tips and techniques,
you can apply all the principles of public speaking in your presentation, you can learn and be aware of all the
factors contributing to speech anxiety and apply the necessary strategies taught in this ebook.
Below are 7 essentials of a good public speaker, shall we begin? Awesome-:-
One thing that is so hugely important to possess in life is “RESPECT“ trust me if you respect other people you’ll
never go wrong. This is also vital when it comes to Public Speaking as no one will give their attention to anyone
scornful and displaying the lack of good manners.
- Respect The Variety Of The Audience
Good Speakers consider their audience as equal, they do not look down on their audience and aware that listeners
come from different backgrounds and experiences so communicating effectively to each of them would also
involve different methods.
Consider the things like gender, age, cultural backgrounds, beliefs and values before actually organizing a
speech. By looking at these factors you can easily bring a topic that suits them and style your speech in a way that
you feel would be most effective. The more you know about your audience the better the chances you can make
your speech fit their situations and capture their full attention as a consequence.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small”. -Dr. Seuss
2. Know As Much As Humanly Possible About Listening
Speakers cannot tell if the audience is listening if Public Speakers themselves don’t know a thing or two about
listening. It is vital that Public Speakers learn how to listen because the Best Public Speakers are also Good
Listeners on their ears.
The topic of Listening is so broad that it deserves a special post of its own that I will cover in the next coming
posts. You should not force others to listen to you if you don’t know how to listen. Successful Communication
Only Depends on Good Speakers And Good Listeners.
It is a 2-way process you can create a great speech to deliver but if your audience does not listen it would be totally
useless. Learn to listen to their reactions (gesticulated), because that will tell you in terms of their interests and
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” –Ralf Nichols
3. Organize Your Speech With Care to Improve Understanding and Remembrance.
Good public speeches are delivered in a well-organized method that all the points and ideas are flowing smoothly
and interconnected from idea to idea. Structure your introduction, your body and conclusion enticingly correct to
draw your audience’s attention to your speech from start to finish and so offering the opportunity to absorb rather
than being confused along the way.
Below are 3 parts of a well-organized speech:-
a) The Introduction Should-
- Be able to capture the attention of the audience so to boost their interest.
- Give a background on the topic.
b) The Body Should-
- Begin with the main ideas kept organized.
- Provide Support with visual and verbal aids.
c) The Conclusion Should-
- Give a recap of all the main points of a speech in a manner of a summary.
- Create an impact on the audience causing them recall all the important points or parts of the speech.This ebook will teach you all these lessons in full details
“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” –Paul “Bear” Bryant
4. Use Language Effectively
The advice you would ever get from a top Speaker is that keep it short and simple.
Too many words on the same idea will result in confusion to the audience making them
not to remember the main points. Always keep it short, accurate and on point and avoid using too many
Use everyday language and avoid by all means using big words. The simpler the language a Speaker uses the
more interesting the speech will become.
So many Speakers forgets the fundamentals of public speaking that its main aim is to bring a particular message
across and be understood and in order to get it heard is to use the language that would be easier to everyone to
understand so the audience ultimately absorbs your key points.
People came to your show to get your message or idea not to learn to play with words and it would be totally
useless to use words that they do not understand and need a definition of, rather spare your weapons for use
when with your friends and family.
The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.”
5. Sound Natural
Speak normally as you would do when having a conversation with your friends or family and treat it like an
ordinary conversation. Take your time don’t rush so you bring clarity to your points and that will develop
comfortability and confidence in your performance and also avoids speech freight which is one of the biggest
problem Speakers encounter.
Relax and take it easy so all your structured ideas just flow with the greatest ease.
You cannot achieve this if you have not done your speech practice or rehearsal thoroughly
prior to presentation as you will have to rely mostly on your Notes or too many flashcards which will eventually
make you sound unnatural.
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university”. -Albert Einstein
6. Use High-Quality Visual Aid
If you’ve included visuals in your presentation please make sure is of High Quality.
A simple text with pictures or drawings is an exact example of a visual aid.
Visual aids are so important and helpful as they get the audience to follow along with the speech and
the flow of the ideas thus helping them keep their focus on the speech and understand at a faster pace.
You can make your own high-quality info-graphics using the tools available on the internet some are free some are paid.
Just do a search on google to find these tools and you can also hire a freelancer to get them done for you for a
small fee on sites like Fiverr, Upwork etc.
Nobody wants to sit down looking at your opaque and distorted graphics
that only leaves them confused instead of getting a light to the speech.
All the hard work and the time you have put in the preparation of the entire speech
should equal the time you put to produce the visual aids for your speech.
Mathematically speaking what you do on the left-hand side should also be done on the right-hand side so you get
7. Present Ethical Speeches
Try by all means to be accurate in your speech by giving only true and well-researched information.
If you give false and outdated information you’re only making it harder for your audience to make informed
choices and decisions.
Do a thorough research on your topic to ensure clarity and credibility.
Avoid plagiarism and exaggeration of the information that you provide in your speech.
4 Tips on Presenting Ethical Speeches
- Develop good arguments when trying to persuade.
- Don’t manipulate.
- Don’t deceive.
- Develop concrete evidence through research.
There you have it these are essentials of a good public speaker,
the presentation skills you need to become an effective public speaker.
Take them seriously and apply in your presentation.
You need to be committed to it in order to be a successful public speaker.
Once again I’ll recommend that you follow these tips because I know that
if you implement all of them the fear of public speaking will be the past feeling.
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Look at all the lessons you are going to learn if you grab yourself a copy of How to Become a Public Speaker.
After reading this book, you will be able to:
- Overcome your fear of public speaking.
- Manage speech anxiety effectively.
- Prepare a powerful speech using 9 basic steps.
- Analyze your audience to make your topic fit their interests.
- Organize your speech carefully to improve understanding and recall.
- Enhance the quality of your speech.
- Organize an introduction that will relax you and your audience.
- Identify the 3 qualities an effective speaker should possess.
- Know how public speaking can improve your personal development.
- Know how public speaking can influence your society.
- Know how public speaking can advance your profession.
- Identify the 4 general types of public speakers.
- Know and apply the basic rules and principles of public speaking.
- Use language effectively.
- Sound natural and enthusiastic.
- Know the guidelines for choosing a specific topic.
- Use question and answer sessions to make a lasting impression.
- Use quality visual aids to make your speech much more powerful.
- Write and deliver an interesting, clear, and cogent speech quality.
- Know the 3 dangers to self-esteem.
- Build rapport with your audience quickly and easily.
- Develop a positive mental attitude.
- Know how to practice your speech for better delivery.
- Think and speak instantaneously in impromptu speaking situations.
- Peak up the interest of your audience.
- Know how to answer hostile questions.
- Research information to beef up your themes.
- Know how to see yourself actually delivering a speech.
- Know what to expect on the actual day of speech delivery.
- Counter the strongest factor contributing to your fear.
- Identify the type of public speaker you are.
- List the key principles involved in preparing to speak.
- Know the basic characteristics of good public speaking.
- Build Confidence.
- Describe the factors that contribute to speech anxiety.
- Counter common misconceptions about speech anxiety.
- Harness your speech anxiety and use it to your advantage.
- Conduct a self-inventory.
- Simplify the topic so that it is manageable.
- Explain the role and significance of audience analysis in public speaking.
- Comprehend the factors that may influence the way you adapt a message to an audience.
- Plan effective introductions and conclusions.
- Understand and apply the principles in outlining.
- Understand the diverse ways the visual aids can help you as a speaker.
- Distinguish between several alternative methods of delivery and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each.
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