Public Speaking Tips. Power and Confidence.
Does your heart pounds as strong as mine while giving a speech? When you see all eyes are staring at you and all ears are directed towards your voice? It can make you fumble and overwhelmed at times but this can affect the way you start your speech. The first word that comes out of your mouth will be the anchor that will decide whether the audience will stick to what you say or not? It matters. There are ways to overcome the fear, anxiety, and nervousness to be the point of attention. So let’s get started and find ways that will keep your heart away from your throat; on its right place.
Here is how to give a speech that will be remembered and appreciated.
Public Speaking Skills
Your first word
You head for a good start because once that is done; your confidence level will increase like energy after a cup of coffee. This is the point where careful considerations are to be made. While giving a speech there are something which you must never dare to say. By never I mean never.
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These lines are so mainstream and will make the audience yawn as soon as you open your mouth. These disastrous lines are:
It’s a pleasure to be here; I am really thankful
This is not going to take long
I was asked few minutes earlier to deliver this speech
I am not prepared still I made an appearance
Things like these turn off the audience as they are not investing their time to hear excuses or the lines which they have been listening from childhood. If the opening statement is not strong enough and you are not focused, people will make their mind that the speech will be boring and you will lose your chance to leave an impact over them. This will also make the entire speech clumsy and as you will not be able to connect to the audience; the confidence level will decline with each passing minute.
There is nothing like being fully prepared in whatever you do. One important step in making yourself confident is to know all about what you are going to say and being sure about it. If you are not fully prepared and lack knowledge on whatever you are going to speak on; will make you nervous and concerned and this will flow to your audience.
While planning your speech, take enough time to prepare the way you should prepare and make sure it comes out naturally. Your words and actions shouldn’t look forced or make-upped. Walk around the area and practice out loud, make expressions. Do not try to memorize your speech word by word, just talk it out as you normally do. Take this tip and you will thank me as soon as the speech starts.
Believe me, if you are prepared well, you will feel more confident and that power of knowing will make an everlasting impact and an excellent impression on the audience you are addressing to. Always believe in yourself and keep in mind that you know how to give a speech with power, make sure to start with something engaging, something that is unique and something that will make the audience render you an ear.
Giving positive vibes
You can never go wrong with this one. Who doesn’t like a person oozing out positive energy? This person can be you when you start your speech. Give a positive and confident start by a positive statement. Tell yourself that ‘the next few minutes will be so much fun that you probably will not want the talk to end”. I was able to see the curious faces of the audience as if they wanted to listen; I will be heard. This boosted my confidence and power that I utilized in the speech to make an ever lasting impact; A good one! You can even start by telling an impactful story or giving them hope, telling a joke to connect them or making them wonder with some surprising statements.