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Public Speaking, Voice Modulation And Body Language

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This note is about Public Speaking, Voice Modulation and Body Language.

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    PUBLIC SPEAKING VOICE MODULATION AND BODY LANGUAGE Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured deliberate manner intended to inform, influence or entertain the listeners. To do this , ask yourself : Who? What? How? When? Where? Why? The uncomfortable stage comes in the following conditions: STAGE FRIGHT: Stage fright is the fear of the situation to speak in front of people. SIGNS OF DISCOMFORT: For some facing the audience is terrifying. THE SOURCES OF SPEECH ANXIETY: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Pessimistic attitude towards speaking. Inadequate preparation and practice. Negative or insufficient experience. Unrealistic goals. Inaccurate perception of the audience. CONTROLLING SPEECH ANXIETY: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Develop an optimistic attitude towards speaking.. Don't put off preparing your speech. Look for opportunities to gain speaking experience. Set realistic goals. Realize the audience wants you to succeed. Practice constructive self-talk. Use visual imagery to enhance performance. Use relaxation techniques. BASIC PRINCIPLES In order to make a successful presentation, a speaker should practice certain principles of good delivery.
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    1. LOOK NATURAL: The first principle is to look natural. If you are stiff or artificial , you will look uncomfortable awkward. 2. MATCH DELIVERY AND CONTENT: The delivery should be carefully coordinated with the content of the speech. 3. SPEAK WITH CONVICTION: Talk as if you really believe in what you are saying. Persuade your audience effectively. 4. MAKE IT APPROPRIATE: The delivery of a speech must be considered in relation to the audience, the situation and the speaker. 5. DO NOT READ FROM NOTES: Reading from notes for any extended length of time takes the interest of audiences away, although it is quite acceptable to glance at your notes infrequently. 6. MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT: Having a sincere eye contact with your audience can make a world 7. SPEAK, LISTEN, RESPOND, ADJUST ANS ADAPT: speak to your audience , listen to their questions, respond to their reactions, adjust and adapt. 8. PAUSE: Allow yourself and audience a little time to reflect and think. 9. HUMOUR: Add appropriate humour wherever possible. Keep the audience interested throughout your presentation. 10. AUDIO—VISUAL AIDS: When using audio—visual aids to enhance your presentation, be sure all necessary equipment is set up and in good working order prior to all presentation. 11. HANDOUTS: Have handouts ready and give them out at the appropriate time. 12. ESTABLISH RAPPORT: If a speaker fails to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the audience throughout the presentation, the purpose of the speech is lost. 13. STOPPING AND CONCLUDING: Know when to stop talking. WAYS OF DELIVERING THE MESSAGE The importance of delivery, goes beyond maintaining audience interest. A speaker's credibility can be established or destroyed during the presentation of a speech. A speaker has four options, how to deliver the message: 1. 2. 3. EXTEMPORANEOUS: It allows a speaker to use notes or an outline. READING: Today a speaker on television often "reads" from a teleprompter, a device allowing them to paring your speech read their words directly from a script passing in front of the camera lens. MEMORIZATION: Few speakers today memorize complete speeches.
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    4. IMPROMPTU: Many of us are called upon the last moment to offer comments.


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