How to become a good speaker
The expressive ability to speak in public — a useful skill not only politics or the artist. In any field there is a place of public speaking, whether a diploma, a statement of his own position before management or client communication. That’s why you should think about to master the ancient art of rhetoric.
1. Know your target audience
There is a Golden rule of rhetoric: if the audience does not understand the speaker, blame the speaker, not the audience. It would be rather strange to expect from first graders violent reaction to a lecture on thermodynamics or to anticipate a keen interest in the course of the revolution in Liberia by a group of Housewives. You have a very good understanding of who you’re talking to at the moment, and to bring their performance up to the level of knowledge, cultural sophistication and the type of information perception should appeal to logic, to facts, or should try to affect the feelings of the audience) the audience.
2. Constantly practice
Will be a big mistake to say that oratory is a kind of talent, something given to man at birth. Of course, there are people who are easily given the knowledge of the science of rhetoric, they are by nature expressive in his speech and no fear of the stage. However, oratory at its best is not a consequence only of the talent of the speaker. It is the result of long and painstaking work in front of a mirror and in front of a cat and/or grandmother. In order to feel confident when speaking publicly, you should always practice the pronunciation at least a little speech for home or friends.
3. Work neverball
Think not only about the text, what you say, but how you say it. Your posture, facial expressions, gestures — these are fragments that make up the overall picture of performance. The main «problem» with neverball is that it can be read by all, even those who do not know the word «gewerblich». Therefore, regardless of the type of audience you will have to first thoroughly to learn the basic «words» of body language, and after that constantly to control it.
4. Plan your speech
There is a proverb: the best impromptu — prepared impromptu. Well, you understand me.
5. Be flexible
You should be prepared for the fact that the audience or other factors can affect the course of his speech. Try not to panic if side factor of your speech is forced to be interrupted, for example. Be prepared to speak without preparation and try to keep the trembling knees did not give you. No one will believe insecure speaker.