Public Speaking – 3 Tips on How to Become a Public Speaking Master
by Julius Kuhn
Many people still fear speaking in public. Even adults that have spoken several times in public still become anxious once they have to face speaking in front of an unfamiliar audience again.
But what can you do to improve your skills? How can you become a better public speaker?
Practicing is Essential
Practice is one of the few things that is truly essential in order to become a better public speaker. Without practice you will never be able to deliver a great presentation. So go ahead and practice a lot. Use every opportunity to practice when you can. It will ultimately help you to become a better public speaker.
Get a Coach
A coach can be extremely effective in order to get better in public speaking. You can’t really rely on yourself to judge how you performed. It will always be subjective and thus will stop you from developing. In order to get further you need to have a coach. A coach will see things you don’t see. And he will truly be able to help you.
Understand Your Audience
Mastering the art of understanding your audience is mastering the art of public speaking. In order to deliver a successful presentation you need to understand what your listeners are all about. How old are they? What ethnicity do they have? How are they dressed? How do they behave? All these things will give you clues as to what to expect from the audience. Once you understand them you can refine your speech to win them over.
Develop Your Voice
Developing your voice is an truly important step whenever you speak in front of people. You need to be able to appear confidently and to appear safe. You can achieve both through your voice. You have to vary your tone in order to successfully deliver speeches. But you also need to use pauses. Stop from time to time to give your listeners some time to think about what you have just said.
Master Body Language
Body language is so important whenever your are in public or talking to other people. Becoming a better public speaker has to do with becoming better at controlling your body language and being able to interpret the body language of others.