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How to develop strong public speaking skills

Public speaking abilities are increasingly becoming the most sought-after quality of a candidate among the employers. 

Speaking at a social gathering, conference or at any presentation is indeed a challenging task that almost every person faces and decides “how not to speak and avoid instead”. Precisely, public speaking conveys a person’s ability to process thoughts, narrations and their skill to communicate in the simplest way possible. Let’s get to know some of the effective ways a person can develop strong and impactful public speaking skills.

Secret lies in practice and preparations

The secret to effective public speaking skills is all shaped by multiple failed attempts and constant practice. You may stutter and hesitate to come up front and speak fluently thoughts out in your first ever speech giving at an event. But guess what, preparing for a single speech right in front of the mirror and in front of your friends and family can help improve you with your repeated pauses.

Being nervous is totally fine and acceptable

Guess what? Even the most prepared man gets a jolt of nervousness right before a speech and that’s totally fine. When you are about to deliver a strong speech try going through the basic few points of your speech and breathe easy before standing up in front of the crowd. Staying focused and motivating yourself without being “a total panic” is the best prescription to staying tuned and prepared.

Organise your thoughts just like arranging books on the shelf

It’s best to organise the thoughts in your mind before delivering a speech to avoid frequent pauses and misses. We often get distracted by our own thoughts when communicating something important but that definitely should not be the case with speech as it will totally impact the message behind your speech. Keep the message of your speech in your mind and focus on the points that serve as the essence of the overall speech. A distraction in thoughts can puzzle the right thoughts in your mind, thus it’s always better to think “what you will communicate” instead of “how people will react”.

 Be simple with your language

Articulating your speech with suitable language and emotions are the main ingredients of a strong and impactful speech. It’s definitely better not to overdo with the wordings that don’t connect with the audience. You must add a little humour in your speech that will act as a comic relief without being altogether serious unless the situation demands. This will help you ease down your own emotions, release you from nervousness and help you to take a small dosage of confidence.

These are some of the impactful ways one can develop a strong public speaking skill and communicate with people at any pub gatherings.

Elisa Ghosh

Young at heart, independent by nature, rolling down straight from the hills of Meghalaya. I get my adrenaline rush writing about facts and myths happening around. You’ll find me spending most of my time either dreaming about food or the mountains. Here to make net surfing more enticing for you!
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