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how to be an effective speaker

Oratory is the highest form of Music.

Never open your speech with an apology. Even if you have to, make it at the end. Always speak about something which you have lived, experienced, studied and every sentence should have some message. If someone asks me to speak about Feminism, Capitalism or Socialism, I will probably not be able to speak a few sentences.

Tell people about what life has taught you and you will never fail to keep the attention of the audience which of course will be a devoted listener. To choose a topic, one can find them in your backyard. Hobbies, unusual experiences, beliefs, convections, struggles etc will always be an impactful topics for which you have to put least of struggles.

The success of speech is decided in the mind and heart of the hearer, So always start your talk with an incident. Incidence arouses curiosity in the minds of the audience.

Be excited about your topic or subject. If you are not, then the audience will never be. Make sure your thoughts are original and are well coordinated between mind and tongue.

In the middle of the speech, always use some arresting fact followed by audience participation. Ask your audience to raise their hands for some reason or the other. This makes the speech more inclusive and participative.

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people who use "powerful" language, such as "I am confident" or "I am strong", before a presentation tend to perform better than those who use "powerless" language, such as "I hope" or "I'll try".

Promise to tell the audience how they can get something they want after listening to your speech.

A few facts about public speaking :

The fear of public speaking, also known as glossophobia, is one of the most common fears in the world, affecting up to 75% of people.

Research has found that body language accounts for more than half of the message we convey when speaking to an audience, with tone of voice and the actual words we say making up the rest.

Studies have shown that practising a speech for 10 minutes a day for a week before the actual presentation can lead to significant improvements in the speaker's delivery and confidence.

According to a survey conducted by Prezi, an online presentation software, 70% of people say they've seen a presenter use too many slides in a presentation, while 60% say the same about presenters who read directly from their slides.

Research has found that using humour in a presentation can improve audience engagement and information retention, as well as reduce speaker anxiety.

The deepest yearning of the human heart is recognition and the easiest way is through speaking, because - Oratory is the highest form of music.

Finally your speech must end with an appeal for action


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