Hi brandon hardison president of champion strategies with our ongoing series about public speaking, so we were giving part one on the previous program about how to improve your public speaking so uh.
Let’s round it out with part two, we were talking about ways to have more confidence with your body.
Language delivery is key.
Everyone’s delivery style is a lot different and there’s nothing wrong with that.
If there is a formal competition, i.
e, debate, trial, yeah, there’s certain rules that need to be followed in those formats, but as far as delivery to a group, a delivery to your students, a delivery to your team members.
That’s on you, but still keep in mind you’re in front of the group.
So when it comes to public speaking, delivery is about everything.
Even if you have a great voice and good body language, your message will get lost if the audience don’t easily follow what you’re saying here.
Just some tips speak slowly, but not too slowly.
When we talk too fast, your audience will have a hard time.
Understanding you and when you speak too slow, you risk putting them to sleep.
So when it comes to public speaking, talking at a conversational pace is about your safest bet, pause between ideas, great public speakers, often pause for two three seconds or even longer a well-placed pause gives the audience time to digest what you’re saying it also makes you sound More confident and in control, and please avoid filter words such as um.
You know, don’t you know these words can really distract from the message.
Instead, replace these words with just pauses, you want to say: don’t you know just pause, be careful when you are articulating and pronouncing words.
A mumbling public speaker is hard to understand, even if you’re having a conversation with someone if they’re mumbling it’s hard to understand.
So with that understood, let’s look at audience relationship yourself and the people that came to hear you good public speakers are in tune with their audience.
Public speaking is more than standing in front of a group and talking you also need to engage your audience.
Acknowledge your audience as soon as you take the stage.
This helps you to seem more like a real person and keep a conversational tone grab the attention immediately when you speak, you have about 60 seconds to capture the audience attention and capture them before they tune out.
This is the time to really look at those thought-provoking questions or telling a story or sharing some shocking statistic, anything that will keep them being the audience engaged and intrigued on what you’re going to say next always try to find a friendly face.
There’s always someone in there that’s looking at you make that eye contact find the person or persons that are your audience make eye contact, regardless of how big or small the audience try to make eye contact with as many people as possible.
It’ll make them feel like you’re speaking directly to them.
Now we do know that there is a fear of public speaking and it’s a common experience and developing new speaking skills can help.
You face fear confidently, but if you have extreme anxiety, while speaking in public, however, it is important to to seek help from a professional who can assist you with that, while improving your public speaking skills, it’s helpful for people with social anxieties.
Those efforts should be grounded in solid framework for overcoming your anxiety now, public speaking is done all the time, whether you’re forced into it or not, but for those who see this as a way of your future once again, our first time teachers, our first time, supervisors Managers, leaders of any capacity you have team members who are looking at you for the direction or, if you’re, ready for the big stage, we have conferences.
We have reunions that have gone now to this box, so you have to try to master this box and we told you there’s a lot of friends online.
Two four-year institutions who’ll be glad to assist you and also there’s free content out there.
So we’re trying to do our part in giving you some of that free content and if you find something you like, if you’re a little confused, well we’ll just back up and say catch us next time, once again, brandon hardison president of champion strategies, as always in Party you go out and make it a champion.