Monday, May 25, 2009

Public Speaking Tips

It’s been a while since I published my last post, the reason why is because I was occupied preparing as well as giving presentations over the last month or so. It was such an experience that helped me to garner as well as solidify my knowledge regarding public speaking. A knowledge that I’m going to share with all of you here. What I have in store will surely help you to sharpen your public speaking skills and of course will better your understanding of the real you as a public speaker.

It’s been more than one year since I started sharing my knowledge. So far, a lot of areas have been tackled, from preparation to delivery and from psychological aspects (fear, anxiety, mental preparation…etc) to physiological ones (body language, clothing, personal interaction with the audience….etc). Moreover received many emails from notorious figures in the public speaking area and a lot of them encouraged me to continue in this path because, as they said, I’m doing a great Job. In a personal level, I believe that what Im doing is a way for me to help as many people as possible to successfully overcome their fears to speak in public. many articles published so far and many are in the way .In reality I’m planning to publish more closely regarded secrets in this field, more advance techniques and methods that one would find very easy to understand, implement and enjoy. Just keep an open eye on what is published here in "Publlic Speaking Tips" the coming weeks. THANK YOU

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Art Of Public Speaking : How to to listen

I think that throughout the blog”the public speaking tips», we’ve been focusing solely on the one who is on the spotlight in a public speaking event, forgetting about the counterpart of the speaking game. Listeners are an integrated part and the major player in determining the outcomes of a given presentation. In most cases, listeners do have a great impact on the speaker himself. They may help and greatly inspire the speaker to a peak performance via their careful listening and high connectivity as well as engaging in a constructive Q/A session. This of course aids the speaker to a greater degree to respond and meet their estimations. So far so good?

Success and effectiveness of a presentation have almost as much to do with the audience as with the speaker. Listeners do have an either positive or negative impact on the course of a speech. Some aspects of their negative influences may be translated in the form of intimidating and interrupting the speaker’s focus. This might be an outcome of a lousy audience whose listening abilities are far way poor to cope with and absorb the given material. In reality, studies have revealed that as much as 75% of presentation content is not absorbed by listeners despite the speaker’s considerable efforts to get the message across successfully yet it, in some situations, confronts a disruptive audience.

For us to be among the sort of a supportive audience, we have to outline some tips and hints on how to make our speaker feel home and at ease away from any kind of intimidation:

- Do your homework and prepare what ever needs preparation.

- Be their on time, don’t be a belated.

- Know the objectives so as for you to make effective contributions to easily attain them.

- Shut off the cell phone.

- Listen carefully to whatever being said, don’t interrupt and be driven by rushed conclusions. Wait until the speaker make his point, and if it does not make sense to you, politely ask for further clarifications.

- Be an active listener, respond to whatever being uttered by the speaker be it even a joke, laugh and show your teeth even if it is a corny joke. Be the mirror of the speaker’s content. (Facial expressions, smiles, eye contact, responsive body language, joting down notes).All these behaviors encourage the speaker to carry on his presentation successfully.

In a nutshell, the above public speaking tips on being a great listener will help dramatically the results of the next presentation you attend.
just be like the people in the pic above.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Art Of Public Speaking : Researching your audience

Without a shred of doubt,Knowing the audience is the first thing that a presenter should take as a priority.The more you know about them,the more interesting the presentation will be to them and the more profitable It becomes for you if you are doing business presentation.On the contrary,If no research have been done.I’m sorry to say that you are leaving money on the table.Just think about it,how can you know what interests them? What kind of information could be helpful for them? And before all that,How can you engage,influence and persuade them? Here are some hints on how to deal with this very sensitive stage.

-The first thing to do is to know their background,there needs as well as there wants.

-Where they work? Do they belong to the same workplace.So this means they are having the same interests and drives.

-Knowing more about each individual,if you are holding a small conference,will vastly help you to fit there needs.

-If you are wondering about the source from which you derive all the information that is needed,you consider trade journals,company website,professional publications,collegues,friends and why not members in the audience themselves.

-Meeting some of them can give you

In a nutshell,putting more time and energy will certainly pay off.All the information you collect about your audience will help you to meet their expectation and anticipations.Don’t be narrow-minded In presenting only what you believe In,but you should also take into account there’s as well.