Those who can speak effectively in front of public are always being praised. At some point of your life you will be in a situation where you will need to speak in public. So here are some tips for you to speak effectively.
Your look represents your credibility to some extent. So try to make a grand entrance to the place where you are going to speak. It does not mean that you have to wear expensive dresses or something. Just try to make yourself look presentable not only by your clothes but also by your face and gestures. Your body language and facial expressions are very important. They reveal so much about you not only as a speaker but also as a person.
If you keep speaking on a same tone without any variation then your speech will be monotonous. It is often said that an effective speech is like song. You need to know where to put some emphasis, where to make your voice louder and where to be polite. These are all like notes of the music. If you can maintain these notes efficiently during your speech then it will be succeed in drawing attention of the listeners.
Make eye contact with your audiences. Some people look at the roof or clock or outside the window while speaking. It will make your audiences feel that you are not feeling comfortable or not confident enough. If you are not feeling comfortable or scared of making eye contact in front of a large group, then keep your eyes moving in different directions instead of looking directly in their eyes. There is one more thing, never read out from your notes because you should speak and not read. Reading thoroughly from your note will make a bad impression on the listeners' mind.
Try to break down your ideas. Do not keep on speaking in such a way that it would be hard to keep pace. Rather draw some attention either with a different tone or a nice catchy title or with some other techniques whenever you are changing the topic or moving to a new point. This will also help you to remember different points of your speech. Try to give a speech summary to wrap up your talk. Try to focus on the objective of your speech. Also keep in mind the place and event where you are speaking.
Try to put on some relevant humor in your speech. Never make fun out of lame or irrelevant things. Be humble while you are speaking. Admit if you make any mistake and apologize for that.
Choosing appropriate language is another important part. Do not choose high frequency words those are not familiar to the listeners. That will make your speech boring instead of creating good impressions. Try to speak with simplicity and sincerity. If you cannot speak on your audiences' language or within their level of understanding then you will be failed to connect to the listeners.
Everyone has his own style of speaking. You do not need to change your style, just try to connect these points with your own style to make it more effective.
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