EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING. Leadership Training. Public Speaking Is An Essential Skill. Who needs effective public speaking skills in the church? Pastors Elders Deacons Sunday School Superintendents, Teachers Brotherhood, Women and Youth Department Leaders and Teachers
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EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING Leadership Training
Public Speaking Is An Essential Skill Who needs effective public speaking skills in the church? • Pastors • Elders • Deacons • Sunday School Superintendents, Teachers • Brotherhood, Women and Youth Department Leaders and Teachers • Choir Directors, Usher Boards, Hospitality
Effective Public Speaking is Important Why? • The speaker must use positive body language to convey his/her message. • The listener must hear and understand what is being said.
Having a Positive Self Image “I’m happy to be here! I’m going to do great”
Become Confident By Playing the Role Project Confidence • Good Posture • High energy • Eye contact • Voice • Physical appearance • Positive attitude
Calm Yourself Through Proper Breathing There are little techniques you can begin doing right away that will help you be more at ease in front of people and better able to speak publicly when the need arises.
Seek Opportunities to Practice As with anything else, such as learning to ride a horse or a bicycle, the same is true with public speaking. To learn how to reduce anxiety and become an effective speaker, you are going to have to practice.
Get Yourself Ready • Know your material • Settle down • Physically prepare • Check your appearance • Concentrate on your audience’s needs
Proper Use of Gestures and Showing Emotion • Move around and do not try to hide • Gestures • Posture • Eye contact • Use Emotion
Break down “the wall” • Engage your audience and keep them Involved. • Make it clear from the outset that you and the audience are all in this together.
Maximize the Quality of Your Voice • Volume • Articulation • Rate • Pitch • Vocal variety • Proper use of the English language • Accents and Dialects • Adding Humor where appropriate
Identify and Avoid Bad Habits • “Ums, Ahs and Amens” • Jingling • Hands in pocket • Rubbing and wringing hands • Scratching • Yawning • Looking off into space
Identify and Avoid Bad Habits • Draping yourself over the lectern • Turning away from the audience • You know what I mean • Pushing glasses up on nose • Playing with pen • Excessive blinking • Checking your watch • Constant throat clearing
Don’t let anything get in the way of your presentation, including YOU.
Organize Your Information • The opening – capture your audience • The transition – smoothly moving into the body of your speech • The body – main thought, key points and supporting information • Concluding remarks • Questions and answers
Effective Public Speaking • Make Efficient Notes • Avoid Reading Presentation Verbatim • Knowing When to Stop
Plan Appropriate Audio Visual Aids Rules for using visual aids to have a successful presentation • Overhead Projectors • Using Flip Charts and Posters • Videotapes • Audio Tapes • Books and Handouts
Proper use of the Microphones • If you are going to move around use a clip on. • Speak clearly into the microphone. • Keep proper distance for microphone approximately six inches. • Repeat questions for audience into the microphone.
EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING Student Practical Exercises: • Break up into groups of five. • Brainstorm about a task you perform that requires steps (ingredients for a recipe, repairs, directions, etc.). • Write each step for someone that has no idea how to perform these tasks. • Write down a list of items or props that will help you convey your information. • Present the information to your group.