Some people when they hear the word “Public Speaking” will feel nervous, tense and cold sweat. Yep! It is true that not everyone likes and is confident to do public speaking. Before reading this article further, let’s find out, “What does public speaking mean?” Public speaking is the art of communication that is done verbally (verbally) about a particular thing or topic and delivered in front of many people. The purpose of public speaking is to convey information, influence others, change opinions or opinions, teach knowledge, educate participants or provide an explanation about a topic to a particular community or group.
Forms of public speaking include such as, presentations , speeches or speeches, public discussions, remarks, sermons or lectures, and so forth. So, what is the way we can have good public speaking skills?
Practicing public speaking skills might be possible through a number of guides such as books with public speaking material, reading public speaking papers, practicing in front of a mirror, learning self-taught public speaking or taking public speaking classes. We can learn from anywhere to be able to have good public speaking skills, but this article will help fellow Career Advice to master good delivery in public speaking.
Well, for Career Advice colleagues who are looking to learn and find out the right and correct ways of public speaking, we hope this article can help fellow readers in having the right delivery in public speaking.
How to deliver good in public speaking?
The importance of public speaking in communication makes us have to understand the right way or strategy in doing correct public speaking, where the content can be well absorbed by the listener or audience. According to the dot com entrepreneur website, there are 6 ways we can learn to have a good delivery in public speaking. Let us consider the following explanation.
1. Maintain Eye Contact in Public Speaking.
We all know that eyes are a window to the heart, therefore maintaining eye contact is very important in doing public speaking. Try to imagine when a speaker who spoke on stage did not want to look at his audience, but instead turned his gaze down and looked down like someone who was sad. What do you think the audience will think? Maybe the audience will think that the speaker is a person who is shy, forgets the text of his speech, even considers that the speaker is very unprofessional.
That is why making and maintaining eye contact is very important in public speaking. By maintaining eye contact, this will build trust between us and the audience. What if it feels awkward to make eye contact? Don’t worry, this can be slowly trained.
Fellow readers can practice eye contact with someone closest to you, for example a parent or partner of a reader. When your fellow readers have to do public speaking in front of many people, try to make eye contact with the audience and think of them as if they were the closest person to you.
2. Pay attention to Vocals or Paralanguage in Public Speaking.
What is meant by “Paralanguage” or “Vocalist”? Vocals or paralanguage are nonverbal elements in a speech, or can be said as a way of speaking. Examples of paralanguage are tone of voice, loud tone, soft tone (weak) in voice, intonation, voice quality and speed of speech.
Submission of good public speaking is to use variations in pitch, intonation or in other words using appropriate paralanguage. The use of paralanguage or vocals aims to avoid monotonous public speaking. Ouch, who would like to hear speeches or remarks that are very monotonous? That there will be the audience feels bored or sleepy when listening to it. So, don’t forget to learn vocal or paralanguage right, colleagues.
3. Pay attention to pronunciation in public speaking.
The third way to have a good delivery in public speaking is to pay attention to pronunciation when we do public speaking. The way we articulate and say words is something that is important to note, the goal is that listeners can understand the words that we convey.
However, if we feel nervous, scared or awkward, we may talk so fast that the audience will find it difficult to understand the message or information that we convey. Not only that, the audience may not be able to capture all the important information, so that our public speaking does not work effectively.
The way we can do to practice clear pronunciation is by talking by showing teeth. When we are talking and feel our conversation is getting faster, then control the speed of our voice by showing our teeth back when talking.
4. Stay away from Non-verbal Barriers in the Public Speaking Area.
Paying attention to the room or area that we use for public speaking is very important, colleagues! We need to find out whether the area or place that we are going to use has non-verbal barriers or not? These nonverbal barriers are usually something that hinders our interaction with the audience, for example the stage steps that are too high, so it is difficult for us to go down the stage and interact directly with the audience.
Using the area or place of public speaking by knowing the right strategic points will make us more confident in doing public speaking. As a result, we will look comfortable, safe, relaxed and really enjoy the way public speaking. That way, we will have a good delivery in public speaking.
5. Do Some Movements and Master Good Displacement
Just imagine if there was a speaker who did public speaking on the stage but only stood rigid without making any movements. Hmm, also strange, surely the speaker will look like a statue of a mannequin.
The problem is, the presenter or speaker who does not make any movements will not be able to convey good emotions to the audience. For example, a presenter’s speech is about motivational words to arouse the enthusiasm of his audience, however, the presenter does not make any movements and only stands or is fixed on the stage. Approximately, according to fellow readers, will the audience feel the same passion? We think not, because the presenter does not channel the emotions of enthusiasm to the audience.
Therefore, we need to make sure that every word spoken and the movements displayed are the same. If the words conveyed are to encourage others, then our movements must also be enthusiastic.
6. Start training now!
The sixth way to achieve good delivery in public speaking is to practice as soon as possible. We need to practice as soon as possible by recording ourselves while giving a speech in front of a mirror through video recording. That way, we can evaluate our delivery style, movements and even eye contact with the audience. Another way we can do is record our speech with recorded audio. That way, we can pay attention to the paralanguage, intonation or pronunciation that we use when giving a speech.
After seeing the video recording and listening to the audio recording, then we can give feedback to ourselves or ask for feedback from others so that we can master good delivery in public speaking.