Stepping Stones To An Effective Public Speaking
Stepping stones to an effective public speaking
Public speaking is a great catalyst of influence. For you to be influential as a speaker, you have to set your targets in your mind and be sure to hit them as you deliver your speech. There are weapons you could use in order to achieve your aims. And, they are as follows:
* The power of eye contact
Sincerity is a great element in public speaking. No other part of the body could show it best but the eyes of course. As you speak in front of people, it helps to look at them. This is a way of establishing rapport to your audience and showing to them that you are honest with what you are sharing to them.
* The power of visual aids
Not all people are willing to listen that long, in order for you to retain their attention, it would be great to have visual aids like charts or others. Besides beating the boredom, visual aids could also help your audience understand more your speech or your topic being discussed.
* The power of handouts
For your audience to remember what you have talked about, it would be a great move to give away handouts so that they could review what you have discussed and they could clearly understand the key points in your speech.
* The power of confidence
No matter how detailed your prepared speech is but you do not have the guts to deliver it in front of an audience, it would only be a mere speech. When confidence is there, it would definitely boost a person's heart though. When you have the confidence, you have belief in what you do and it would be sensed by your audience.
* The power of references
As you present your speech, it would be very effective if you cite names of dependable people and of course references like reading materials. These would strengthen the quality of your speech whatever your purpose is.
These are some of the stepping stone for you as a public speaker.