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Tips for Effective Public Speaking Essay

  • Submitted by: ZainHyderi1
  • on April 11, 2014
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 338 words

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Key Principles of Communication:
  * We are all always communicating. These are the main registers of communication.
      * Non verbal communication: body language
      * Vocal communication
      * Content or message

Non-Verbal Communication:

  * Fully face your audience. Never speak with your back turned.
  * Maintain an upright posture
  * Make eye contact with the audience (not just with the teacher)
  * Avoid defensive postures (arms crossed, hands clasped in front or behind your body)
  * Avoid habits such as playing with your hair, jewelry or shirt etc
  * Stand your ground, avoid “podium dancing”
  * Never chew gum!
  * Keep gesturing to a minimum. Keep your hands between your chin and your waist
  * Smile! (Even if you don’t feel like it. It will put your audience at ease and make you feel better!)

Verbal or Vocal Communication:

  * Be aware of your voice
  * Volume: always project your voice. Speak to the furthest point in the room.
  * Rate: always slow down your speech in front of an audience
  * Tone: Must not be flat. Speak with energy and enthusiasm
  * Vocal variety: how often you vary your pitch, rate and volume
  * Try and avoid too many filler words “uh, um, like, you know, sort of…”

Communicating or Presenting as a Group:

  * Practice together
  * Share the stage equally if possible
  * Listen to and focus when a group member is speaking. Remain engaged.
  * Don’t whisper to each other and distract the audience while a group member is speaking
  * Be supportive of each other
  * Look and work like a team.

How to Deal with Nerves:

  * Note what happens when you get up to speak
      * Do you sweat, pace, talk too fast etc.?
  * Knowing what to expect will help you deal with it
  * Warm up before and release nervous energy
  * Breathe deeply, inhale and exhale fully to relax
  * Be other centered. You are...

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