PUBLIC SPEAKING. IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. TO ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHTS IN A LOGICAL MANNER TO SAY THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME TO BE MORE VISIBLE GOOD SPEAKERS ARE PERCIEVED TO BE MORE INTELLIGENT AND SELF CONFIDENT TO GET ACTION. Mos t Common Fears in the world!.
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IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING • TO ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHTS IN A LOGICAL MANNER • TO SAY THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME • TO BE MORE VISIBLE • GOOD SPEAKERS ARE PERCIEVED TO BE MORE INTELLIGENT AND SELF CONFIDENT • TO GET ACTION www.firstpersonality.com
Reasons for getting nervous There are five main reasons why one becomes nervous before a speech: • Unfamiliar situation • Lack of confidence • Sense of isolation • Fear of looking foolish • Fear of the consequences
Unfamiliar Situation • One enters into an environment that is strange or foreign • People who are not known to the speaker • Not having the right equipment • Missing equipment • Broken microphone • Bad seating arrangement
Lack of confidence When you are… • not fully assure of yourself or the topic • self-consciousness • not confident and something is bothering you • Voice is trembling, palms are sweaty • Unaware of your audience
Sense of Isolation Most fears come from the fact that you will be the center of attention
Fear of looking foolish • the fear that people will laugh at you • being worried that people will find you non-competent or stupid
Fear of the consequences • This is the fear of being judged • Lacking in ability • Lacking in insight or intelligence
Think Positive ASK YOURSELF • What am I thinking? • Am I thinking negative? • What worst can happen? • What is the likelihood of it happening? • What is the evidence supporting it? • Has this happened in the past? • How did I cope with it? • What worked out/didn’t work out? • What can I do differently?
Steps to overcome fear of public speaking • Recognize that stage fright is normal • Pay attention to your dress and smile • Know your audience • Use gestures • Exercise and do breathing exercises regularly • Creative visualization • Use visual aids • Organize your speech properly • Practice ∙ Practice ∙ Practice
Stage fright is Normal • Stage fear is normal, even desirable. It’s good to be a little nervous! • However, it must be constructively controlled. • Conquering stage fright, It plays a major part in one’s personality development process.
Grooming and smile • Be sure your clothing sends the message you intend. Before you say a word, what you wear affects first impressions • Find out what dress is considered appropriate. • Use a smile to signal that you are positive, and approachable. • Smile to indicate a positive attitude: -Respect for the other person -Friendliness -Openness
Know your Audience • Look around for familiar and friendly faces • Make eye contact • Smile • Practice breathing again • Slow down your speech • Fulfill their needs, their desires. • What do they want? Give it them? • Do research, prior to the event
Use Correct Gestures • Walk around as you make some of your points, instead of standing at one point • Movement relieves tension, and it helps to hold the audience attention. • Good gestures help in making you more interesting to watch
Exercise and physiology • Try to schedule the speech at a time that is psychologically best for you • Warm up and relax your body and face. • Shake your leg… • Shake your hands... • Warm up your face muscles by chewing in a highly exaggerated way • Drink Luke warm water
Creative Visualization • Visualization strategies that can be used anytime • Concentrate on how good you are at public speaking • Pretend you are just chatting with a group of friends • Close your eyes and imagine the audience listening, laughing, and applauding • Remember happy moments from your past • Imagine yourself as a superhero who is brave and without fear!!!!
Use Visual Aids • You will have to speak less • But you will become more effective • Pictures impress listeners much, rather than words. One visual aid is equal to one thousand words.
Organize your Speech www.firstpersonality.com
How to start your speech? • Identification with Audience • Reference to Situation • Challenge the audience! • Use an exhibit • Surprise Audience with Claim or Statistic • Rhetorical Question • Quotation • Humor • Anecdotal Story. EXAMPLE PERSONAL BENEFITS UNIVERSAL! www.firstpersonality.com
Practice= Perfection • Practice alone • Use a mirror • Stand and practice • Record your practice • Use a friendly audience • Follow the 3 P’s: • Planning • Preparation • Practice
VARY THE PITCH OF YOUR VOICE-THE HIGHS AND LOWS: DON’T SPEAK IN A FLAT VOICE www.firstpersonality.com
Speak Impromptu (without preparation) How to think and speak quickly? Use this trick-eat PICKLE (aachaar) ↓ PICKLE = P . I. C . L P = PREPARE I = INFORMATION C = COMPLIMENT L = LISTENING Remember to PREPARE some INFORMATION and pay a COMPLIMENT while LISTENING