Speaking in Public is Intimidating!

  • Most people are nervous about speaking in public
  • Public speaking is a chance to share a message
  • Four kinds of public speaking are ceremonial, demonstrative, informative, and persuasive
  • There are many events that involve other people
  • These events are usually celebrations or funerals
  • The tone of your speaking must match the occasion
  • Demonstrative speaking explains how something works
  • Imagine building furniture by following instructions
  • Focus on how you resolve the problems you encountered
  • Informative speaking shares knowledge about a particular topic
  • Informative speeches usually start by being introduced by somebody the audience trusts
  • Communicate in a way which reaches both experts and newbies
  • Persuasive speaking is when the speaker tries to get the audience to act in response to the speech
  • sales pitch is a common form of persuasive speaking
  • call to action attempts to get the audience to act in response to some particular part of the speech
  • Preparation is the most important part of public speaking
  • It is usually necessary to improvise during the speech depending on the audience response
  • A failure to prepare usually becomes a failure to perform the speech
  • Rehearse your speech before the actual event
  • Consider recording yourself via video to see how your speech sounds
  • Study the information until you understand it completely
  • All public speaking is about building a connection with the audience
  • Scan the audience and make eye contact with many people
  • Nonverbal cues allow the speaker to create a silent dialogue
  • Remember that almost everybody is scared of speaking in public
  • If you sound confident while speaking the audience will absorb more of your speech
  • The audience should be able to feel the passion in your speech