Tips To Becoming A Good Public Speaker

Do you have interest in public speaking? Do you aspire to become a good public speaker? Then this is definitely the right platform for this information. In this article, I am going to show you practical ways of you becoming a very good public speaker. Let’s get right into it.

What does public speaking entail?

Public speaking involves speaking face to face with a live audience. Usually, public speaking is referred to oration. It is very difficult for shy individuals to be involved in public speaking. Generally, public speaking is well known to help boost people’s career.

What are the features of a good public speaker?

Here are a few features of a good public speaker that would interest you:
1. Confidence
2. Passion
3. Familiar with vocabulary
4. Varied delivery
5. Knowledge of the audience and so on
How can I become a good public speaker?
1. Your body language matters
2. Get public speaking mentors
3. Control your voice and your breath
4. Always note your points
5. Rehearse
6. Practice looking at your audience
7. Record yourself

Tips To Becoming A Good Public Speaker

YOUR BODY LANGUAGE MATTERS
The first tip I would give you as regards you becoming a good public speaker is that your body language matters. Of course, nobody wants to meet a public speaker who is timid. The way you carry yourself would give the audience an impression about you which is what I call your first impression and we all know what they say about first impressions.

GET PUBLIC SPEAKING MENTORS
You would also need to get public speaking mentors if you wish to be a better public speaker. If you have anybody you look up to when it comes to public speaking, I would suggest that you ask them relevant questions and also observe them when they make speeches. Observe their voice, their body language as well as their eye contact. You should also observe the way they deliver their points.

CONTROL YOUR VOICE AND YOUR BREATH
Another thing you need to note is that you would need to learn how to control your voice as well as your breath. Your voice must be audible but do not shout. You would also need to learn how to hold your breath so that you do not run out of breath on stage. It can be very embarrassing. It can also reduce your marks if it is a competition. These little things are things the judges take note of.

ALWAYS NOTE YOUR POINTS
I always tell people that you cannot just come out for public speaking as a beginner without noting your points. You are bound to forget what you probably intend to say. Noting your points would also help you rehearse your speech. Noting your point does not mean that you should read a script to your audience. You are expected to have mastered your speech before coming out to speak.

REHEARSE
In everything you do, it is important that you prepare yourself. Rehearsing before every speech is a form of preparation. I have not seen any great public speaker that does not rehearse before having a speech. You would also need to rehearse to be able to master your points as well as improve on your voice and body language.
Again, rehearsal before anybody speaking event would reduce tension and give you an amazing self-confidence.

PRACTICE LOOKING AT YOUR AUDIENCE
Another thing you need if you want to become a good public speaker is to practice looking at your audience. Maintaining eye contact with your audience would give you a great self-confidence. Your audience as well as the judges would be able to relate with your points well.

One thing you need to keep in mind is that you cannot just look into your audience eyes on your public speaking event without practicing it first. You can do this by calling a few friends together while presenting in their presence. You would get used it when you do this a few more times.

RECORD YOURSELF
Recording yourself is another aspect you need to take serious if you want to become a good public speaker. This would enable you to always go back to the video to be able to rate your voice as well as your body posture while you take corrections. I would recommend that you do video recordings more than audio recordings.

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