Public Speaking: It's Importance And Skills

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Sparsh Mathur
Nov 07, 2019   •  4 views

Public Speaking and it’s importance.

It isn't the knowledge that makes you different it's the skills you carry.

So a day ago someone asks me regarding the fear of public speaking and how to improve it.

So yeah let's learn something about public speaking.

Public speaking is the most necessary skill and, it has a huge demand in the public sector because it's not about speaking in front of people, it's mostly about convincing or connecting with different sorts of people.

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Let's learn about the basic skills you need to learn if you want to be a good public speaker:

1- Comfort with stage presence. Many people have stage fear and, the best way to overcome is by participating in small events.

2- Voice control- You need to learn about pitch control or tone quality. The best way is by listening podcast, there are many podcast speakers like Jay Shetty or Robin Sharma another influencer listen to his videos and how they speak in a well-defined way. Where to take a pause, what are words which create mutual understanding? You will get all your answers.

3- Body Language and Public relation: Use hand gestures while speaking. You can watch TEDx videos and can learn from that.

Public relation is all about creating a bond and how you can do that is by asking questions to the audience.

Like:

Indians in the house give me a shout.

Who wants to be successful? Raise your hands.

It's about interaction, enthusiasm and mutual understanding.

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Why Recruiters Value Public Speaking Skills?

Public speaking skills come into play, not only in the delivery of speeches and truly public talks, but also in professional presentations, training events, and motivational speaking. Consultants, training, managers, clergy, sales representatives, teachers, and others, all have a reason at times get up in front of others and speak.

Effective public speakers are in an excellent position to get their messages across in the workplace. A lacklustre speaker can make a solid product or proposal seem less than enticing while a polished speaker can add allure to an otherwise mediocre proposition.

Most professional-level roles require some amount of public speaking to carry out functions like presenting findings, pitching proposals, training junior staff, and leading meetings.

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List of Public Speaking Skills

  • Articulating clearly

  • Assessing the needs and priorities of a potential audience of conference attendees

  • Consultants presenting the findings for a reorganization plan to a group of executives at a client firm

  • Controlling performance anxiety

  • Creating attractive PowerPoint slides with the right amount of detail

  • Drafting an evaluation form that attendees are likely to complete

  • Grabbing the attention of the audience with a powerful opening

  • Handing out copies of slides in advance to minimize note-taking demands on the audience

  • Maintaining eye contact with the audience and providing an energetic, animated physical presence

  • Memorizing enough content so that the speech does not come off as a reading of notes

  • Modulating vocal tone to emphasize important points and avoid monotonous presentation

  • Organizing a logical flow to a speech

  • Preparing examples that are relevant to the experience of the expected audience

  • Providing compelling evidence to support themes

  • Rehearsing the presentation and revising rough spots

  • Researching information about the latest trends in the industry prior to presenting at a professional seminar

  • Restating key points at the end of a speech to cement key concepts

  • Reviewing feedback and modifying the approach for talks in the future

  • Sales Representatives delivering a pitch for human resources software

  • Summarizing the topics to be covered at the beginning of a talk to provide context for attendees

  • Telling stories to illustrate points

  • Timing the speech in advance to make sure it meets the allotted time

  • Using humour to enliven a talk

    Great public speaking skills aren’t are learned in a few hours, a few months, or even a few years. It is a lifelong process.
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