Public Speaking is the art or process of doing a speaking to an audience. It is an important learned skill and therefore needs some practice and exposure in order to become comfortable and successful in doing it.
Public Speaking is generally known as informal, face-to-person, speaking to a small group of individuals in front of an audience. In public speaking, a speaker makes an effort to speak to his or her audience in such a way that they can see their audience from behind the podium. This is done by raising the speaker's voice and looking directly at the audience from behind the podium.
At times, some other techniques may be used such as addressing one part of the audience and then giving the speech to another part of the audience, while not talking directly to them. In some cases, the speaker will speak for several minutes and then move on to the next part of the audience and continue the speech.
There are different techniques used for public speaking, each having its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you have ever seen some of the prominent keynote speakers on stages like TED, you will see that they employ many of these effective techniques. The main advantage of using a certain technique is that the speaker may be able to improve his or her speaking skill and improve his or her confidence. The disadvantage of using a certain technique is that it may cause the speaker to sound awkward and be unable to finish the speech.
The main disadvantage of using a certain technique for public speaking is that some people find it very embarrassing to do so. Some may find it difficult to control their breathing and other body movements and some may also feel uncomfortable during the speech. To solve this problem some people use body gestures and make use of the body language in speaking.
While speaking, the speaker should keep his or her eyes closed while reading a script or when speaking to a large audience. Sometimes a certain movement of the body may create a certain mood and the speaker should take note of it.
Before starting a public speaking project, you should find out more about how to do it. After finding out more about how to do it, you should practice a lot before presenting your speech in public.
There are some techniques which are considered to be the best for public speaking. One of them is by reading the speech to yourself in a book. Another technique is by watching a video before presenting your speech. Lastly, there are many other techniques which have been developed for public speaking but which may be considered to be the most effective.
A lot of money is invested in public speaking, so you must find out all the information possible before trying to do so. And also before spending your money on a particular method of public speaking.
Mentally visualize your intervention, especially the day before. This will help you feel more comfortable on the big day. If possible, visualize the place, the room in which you will be giving your speech, your outfit, the people present, etc. Literally live your intervention internally in the smallest details in order to master all aspects. The jitters of D-Day will thus serve as a motor.
Respond to the vagaries of a public intervention
Sputtering, blackout, trembling, slip ... No one is safe from a small - or large - moment of panic in front of an audience. It is important to learn to react in such circumstances .
Do your hands shake when you speak? Learn that it is not always visible to the assembly. A tip if you still want to keep a cheat sheet in hand and fear the flickering: use card stock. The tremor will be less noticeable.
Are you afraid of having a blackout? Note the outline of your intervention on a cardboard card. No sentences. Only keywords that will instantly get you back on track with your message. You don't have a file? Be comfortable enough to ask for help from your audience. Sometimes it will even have the effect of captivating some lost listeners again!