Ten Tips for Effective Public Speaking Sharpen your competitive edge. (2017)
This week I have chosen the topic of
What makes a good public speaker? (p. 369)
Public speaking is how one person can share their ideas with a large number of people, stand out amongst the corporate crowd and gain visibility in your field.
A good public speaker has the following qualities:
A good public speaker knows and connects with their audience, they tell stories and keep their speech entertaining (Forbes, 2017) so as not to bore the audience.
Public speakers are passionate about the topic in which they are speaking about.
Good public speakers are also time conscious, if they have 30 minutes allowed to them to speak, they will often not use all 30 minutes and save some time for other things. (How to Be an Effective Public Speaker, 2017).
Good public speakers repeat things over and over again. You want the audience to take away the main points of your speech. (Khoury, 2017)
Good public speakers always do their research on the thing they are speaking about Researching the topic so that you have some knowledge of the topic you’re speaking on is always an advantage. (Forbes, 2017)
Good public speakers speak very clearly. Someone who speaks clearly will grab their audience’s attention, which shows the audience that this person is passionate and dedicated to the message they are trying to get across to the audience. (Ten Tips for Effective Public Speaking Sharpen your competitive edge, 2017)
Being good at public speaking is something you learn over time, noone is a “natural” public speaker and anyone who claims to be is a liar! They have had lots of practice and they have mastered the art of public speaking.
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https://magneticspeaking.com/the-top-9-characteristics-of-effective-public-speakers/The Top 9 Characteristics of Effective Public Speakers – Magnetic Speaking. (2017). Magnetic Speaking. Retrieved 23 April 2017, from
Ten Tips for Effective Public Speaking Sharpen your competitive edge. (2017) (1st ed., pp. 1-2). United States. Xerox. Retrieved from http://www.office.xerox.com/latest/XOGFL-45U.pdf
How to Be an Effective Public Speaker. (2017). wikiHow. Retrieved 23 April 2017, from http://www.wikihow.com/Be-an-Effective-Public-Speaker