تاريخ التسجيل : 26/10/2010
العمر : 27
|موضوع: How to be Effective When you Speak in Public الأحد 9 يناير 2011 - 0:58|| |
How to be Effective When you Speak in PublicStudies show that people have more fear of public speaking than of dying. Whilegatherings of friends or family members can seem a relaxing, easy goingtime where conversation flows like water, the same approach won't cutit in the board room. When trying to start conversations with clientsand coworkers, you need to adjust your methods for a more professionalenvironment, ensuring discourse that is elevated beyond casualconversation, but that is not so stuffy as to inhibit familiarity. There are three aspects of a presentation - visual, vocal, and verbal.The following steps will help you develop more effective presentationskills, reduce your fear of public speaking, and give you podium power.Plan your verbal presentation
Always talk about something you know - something in which you are an expert.Credibility is important to get people to listen to you. Once your presentation is complete - practice, practice, and practice.Know your talk so well that you could give it in your sleep. Charm your audience’s eyes The visual aspect of your presentation is the most important in getting your message across.
- your body language, - gestures, - facial expression, - eye contact, - appearance, and - visuals such as PowerPoint –
all of what the audience sees. Your audience will form their firstimpression of you as you walk into the room. So dress for success,appear confident and friendly, even if your knees are knocking. Smileand they won't notice if you're nervous. Look at each person duringyour talk. Slides should always be in color (no exceptions) and usegraphics, show videos, photographs, or clip art that represent whatyou're saying in each slide. Don't hesitate to be humorous when it feels right. Approach your audience’s ears
The second most important aspect to catch your audience minds is your vocalpresentation - how you use your voice. It includes volume, pace, tone,inflection, and enunciation. Speak loudly and clearly (even with a microphone), not too fast or slow. Pausebefore and after you make a point; it makes your listeners' ears perkup. If you go along in a monotone, don't be surprised if they go tosleep. Pausingcan make you sound conversational. Say, "There's one thing that (shortpause) can make recycling more effective." That slight hesitation makesit seem as if you're just thinking of what you're going to say next, asyou would in a conversation. Refresh your memory as you speak Use notes, but don't read or memorize.
Write a phrase or some key words that remind you of what you want to say. There are couple of exceptions to this rule, since your introductionand closing are most important, it's okay to memorize them so you canbegin and end with confidence and effective eye contact. Also, ifyou're quoting someone, it's alright to write the quote in full andread some (not all) of it. Do questions and answers beforeclosing. Keep them for your strongest point and call to action. Iusually like to end by saying, "I'll leave you with these words of..."then give a powerful quote that sums up my presentation. Neverend by saying, "thank you," as if they're doing you a favor. Actuallyit is you who is doing them a favor. If you must, use friendly closure,something like, "You've been a great audience and I've really enjoyedbeing here." Personal incidents are effective approach
Tom Peters said, “The best leaders…almost without exception and at everylevel...are master users of stories and symbols.” And, of course thebest leaders are the best speakers. Get your audience attentionwith a story about how you got your children to turn off lights, savewater, and recycle. Personal stories are effective approach, but ofcourse they should be related to the point you're making. Haveyou ever gotten teary-eyed or a lump in your throat when a speaker toldyou how they escaped death in a car accident? Make 'em laugh; make 'emcry. They'll relate to and remember you for it. And stories just makeyour presentation a lot more personal and interesting. Control your fear of public speaking Notice I didn't use the word “eliminate, although you may reach that pointwith enough experience. A little nervousness is a good thing - it keepsyou on your toes and gives you energy. Just control it, try not to letyour audience feel it. Steve Bull advises, "Nerves and butterflies arefine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager.You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick." There are only two reasons I can think of to be nervous orfearful of giving a presentation. One, you're putting too muchimportance on what people think of you (ego). Think of what you can dofor them instead; that's what you're there for. And know that audiencesare on your side. They want you to do a good job; they're not sittingthere judging you unless you're awful. The other reason - a legitimate one - to be nervous is if you'reunprepared. There's no excuse for this. People don't mind if you makemistakes but they do mind if you show a lack of concern for them by notbeing prepared!
تاريخ التسجيل : 19/10/2010
|موضوع: رد: How to be Effective When you Speak in Public الخميس 3 مارس 2011 - 15:19|| |
really mai..iam fear to speak english in front of people not to make mistake
i know that mistakes will make me perfect in english but i was shy
nice topic mai ....