5 Secrets to Make You a Public Speaking Pro

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, you need to ensure that you keep in touch with everyone by delivering messages about your business. The messages vary from pitching the clients to leading a team meeting or even keynoting an industry event. If you also need to deliver messages and are afraid of public speaking, then here are 5 secrets to making you a public speaking pro.

1.       Never Memorize the Lines

Do not try to memorize your speech word to word as it makes you sound unnatural and over-rehearsed. If you memorize the lines and your mind blanks out during the presentation, you will be facing an awkward silence and get panicked. So, you should focus on memorizing the key concepts and create bullet points of key data, numbers, messages, stories, takeaways, etc., so that you can put them in your own words. Doing so will help you speak naturally and change anecdotes to serve the audience while retaining the flexibility to move on if you forget a data or a number.

2.       Always Practice in a Full Room

You should not do it in a silent room with no distractions when you want to practice your lines. Instead, you should practice in a full room filled with people who make a lot of noise. It will allow you to prepare for any noises during the actual delivery of messages. For instance, you won’t be bothered if the audiences’ phones ring or people shout questions or suggestions at you.

3.       Focus on Audio and Visuals

You need to ensure that you use audio and visual aids to make your speech better. You can use visual content like infographics or videos or audio content like music to keep the audience interested in what you have to say. When you use audio and visual aids, you will need to remember fewer data and focus more on speech delivery.

4.       Serve the Audience

Any speech is and should be focused on your audience, not you. Don’t stress too much about how you look or how they think about you. Instead, focus more on what the audience is expecting and how you can deliver. For instance, if the audience expects you to explain a new product, make sure you do it in simple language and demonstrate smartly. Meeting the needs and expectations of the audience will always make you feel like a great speaker.

5.       Keep the Audience Involved

It would help if you kept the audience involved throughout the speech. For that, you can show live clips or real pitches to let the audience decide what they liked or disliked about them. When you keep the audience engaged, they will consider your speech fun and keep them in their minds in the long run. You can use multiple devices to keep the speech interactive and communicate with your audience in real-time. For instance, polling equipment with options like yes and no can be useful. Learn about some presentation tools here.

If you are afraid of public speaking, these tips might help!

by Shruti , BNS Business News





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