What are the best strategies for public speech?!
The ancient Greeks believed that every citizen should study public speaking and the art of persuation , in his “Art of Rhetoric”- Aristotele wrote down a secret to being a persuasive speaker,the secret which forms the basis for nearly every public speaking book written since then.In this article you will learn what is the secret, what is ethos, pathos and logos. And what every speaker needs to understandabout these three pillars of public speaking. Ethos means credibility of the speaker,ethos is often conveyedthrough tone and the style of message and through the way speaker refers to different views. Pathos is amotionalconnection to the audience, and the last logos (logical) meanspersuading bythe use of reasoning, because giving reasonsis the heart of argumentation.In order to be more effective speakeryou must understand these three terms.
Be it on a stage speech, presentation or other small or large audiences, these are critically important details, that every speaker needs to take into account.
Before you start preparing for the speech, the following issues should be considered.
The speakers main goal is the audience’s interest,you should take into acount listener’s preperation and requirments: what do they know about this topic , what do they wish to hear? what is the volume and complexity of information to assimilate and understand the topic? how formal or informal would be our presentation? If the audience is your collegues you can use the specific terms and deeper analyses of the issue, and on the contrary If the audienceis made up of various expertsin the field,then speech shoud be more general. Your goal when speaking to a group is either inform, persuade,or entertain them,to achieve any or all of those objectives,you should know their interests, likes and dislikes.You should learn as much about themand their interests as it is possible and benefits of knowing audienceare that, they become more interested in what you have to say, If the audince feels there is a good communication ,they will listen and enjoy the the speech.They will also give good recognation and applause for the effort
Identify the subject,purpose and content
These must comply with the audience, first speaker should define what he/she wants to say, what is main goal, and then the ways ofreaching the goals.The speaker should collect a lot of information, thenhave to choosetopics, which she or he considers as important and then prepare the speech.
Write your speech
When you are going to make public speech, first what you have to do is to write your speech, write a succinct, single-sentence statement about your subject,try to write something that will hook your audience so that youimmediatelygrab their attention.
Choose several pieces of infrormationfor your topic and make sure that your points are concise and direct.It is very important to check your ideas with more authoritativesources after you generallyunderstand your subject,also it will be better if you have a long history with your topic, your experiences and personal stories can be great recourses. Just keep this stories succinct so that you don’t ramble and loss the audience’s attention.
Then consider your comfort level with your topic, if you know the topic well and can improvise easily , then you can use justindex cards, use one card for introduction, one for conclution and one for main statements, write brief sentence fragments or single words inyour card, these words and fragments should contain key phrases that remind you of what you want to say.But in case you feel ensecure or don’t know the subject well write out the words of your speechexactlyas you want to say them.
Then decide whether you want to use visual ideas.It would be better if you will create power point presentation to go along with the speech.
Control the time
You mus exactly now how many minutes have you for making a speech. Its necessery to formulate speech in writing to predict exactlywhat timeto fit. Always run short, for instance if you have 20minute, take 15, respect the time of your audinces and end on time , don’t make them tired and bored
Practice the speech
You should know how long your speech needs to be.If you cant deliver the speech within the given amount of time then you may shorten it or lengthen it. Remember to include time for a destine period if appropriate.
Practice your world in front of a mirror.Practice looking up at your audience so that your eyes are not always on your notes. Eye contact isof prime importance, it can make significant influence on audience.By that way you should involve attendees in the process and your speech will be more interesting.
Also you should to practiceyour speech style, it would be fluentl and you should speak slowly and enunciate clearly .Pause between the sections of the speech so that your audience can digest the information.
Appearance is also strictly important , you should dress appropriatelyin different audiences, if you need to appear authoritative , choose formal business attire.
If you want to make the best speech, you need to make speech in orderly structural, the one that is intriguing from beginig to ending . Speech should be composed of beginig in this part speaker should welcome and make self-presentation,introduce to the audience themes and objectives,presentation structure , then comes main topic :where speaker opens main issues, analyses and justifactiontheir opinions. And the end is conclusion:to summ up important information.a well organised presentation can be absorbed with minimal mental strain,Bridging is the key.
Reinforce kay points
Audince probably hears about half of what you say,so you should repeat and reinforce key points.Firts explain the point, then give examples of how that point can be applied,and at the end provide audience action steps they can take based on that point.what you have repeated has a much greater chance of being remembered.
Make eye contact
When you are speaking , make eye contact with everyone to the audience-or if its very large group, with all section with the audience, it helps you connect to the audience, engage them and gauge their reaction, eye contactis one of the most importan thing in the public speaking,so if you want to connect with your audience, look people in the eyes,one at a time, when you fail to make eye contact with your listeners,you look less authorative,less believable and less confident, but when you look someone in the eyes,he or she is more likely to look at you,more likely to listen to you andmore likely to buy your message.
Use your tone of voice
In speaking we know that what we say as important as how we say it, we tell an audience by our tone of voice whether we are in fun or are passionate about our topic, the tone of voice shows our concern for the audience and determines in the mined of the audience whether or not we are sincere, for instance the monotonous voice makes them think the speech is dull.
So if you want to make the best public speech, you should choose appropriate tone of voice for you content . Use verbal and nonverbal communication, pause before emphasizing an important words,
Appropriate tone is extremely important, during the second ward war President Franclin Delano Roosevelt gave people hope by the tone of voice in his famous Firesides Charts .
Improving public speaking skills
You can improve your public speaing skills by practicing ,using some of famous speeches.Famous speeches are given for a specific reason and usually to a specific audience,it is worthwhile to know what was going on at the time of the speech and what caused the speaker to give the speech. Practice makes perfect, you simply can not be a confident,compelling speaker without practice.
And at last but not least Focus on earning attention “instead of playing the run off your mobile devices game, because no one will focus on earning their complete attention, make your speech so interesting, so entertaining, and so inspiring that people cant help but pay attention,its not the audience job to listen ,its your job to make them want to listen.
And remember ,what matters most is how you see yourself !!!!!!!!!!