Good communication skills help you succeed in school and at work, improve your relationships with family and friends and deal with challenges. *Public Speaking *. Public speaking skills help you meet new challenges. Effective public speakers are able to:. Speak confidently with new people.
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Good communication skills help you succeed in school and at work, improve your relationships with family and friends and deal with challenges.
You learn public speaking just as you would any other new skill-identify your strengths and weaknesses, then work on improving your presentations through regular, patient practice.
Speakers use many techniques to develop their skills and overcome nervousness or speech anxiety, but nothing works as well as practice.
You cannot persuade another person of your opinion if you do not speak clearly and confidently.
Effective public speaking involves various elements:
Read the following sentence several times, emphasizing a different word to achieve the quality in parenthesis.
Mispronunciation can hurt your credibility.
Pronouncing words correctly will establish trust with the audience.
Spelling is not always a reliable guide to pronunciation.
Develop vocabulary and practice speeches to deal with challenges of proper pronunciation.
Most errors occur when unfamiliar words are used.
Easiest way to learn correct pronunciation is to use a dictionary.
Repeat words until they are easily said.
Substitute another word if you cannot find the correct pronunciation.
Use pronunciation exercises to reduce errors.
One Look Dictionary
More than 900 dictionaries are included in the Web search engine.
Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus.
You may also mispronounce words because the people around you pronounce them incorrectly.
Speaking at a conversational or slightly faster rate of delivery, repeat each of the following tongue twisters three or four times.
Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings
Three free throws
Unique New York
Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
Mrs. Smith's Fish Sauce Shop
Lovely lemon liniment
Black bug's blood
Preshrunk silk shirts
Are our oars oak?
“Tomorrow' Speech”Read this excerpt from Macbeth quietly, then deliver the speech aloud two or three times, practicing pronunciation, volume, pace and clarity.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,