Knowledge, self-confidence and skill are important factors in speech presentations. An effective speech is delivered by the speaker who has knowledge about the particular subject matter as well as self-confidence and skill in communicating the live audience.
If the speaker doesn’t really have the idea about what he supposes to say, then he might be sound hollow and insincere. If the speaker is lacking in self-confidence, then he might rambles and shows lack of power. If the speaker doesn’t really have the skill, then he might be shown as monotonous or crude.
It is very important to develop self-confidence in speaking especially when the speech is done in an occasion with a large audience. With this, the speaker should observe erect and comfortable posture and he should shown to be independent from any artificial support from any objects such as chairs and tables. He should be free from fidgeting or jerkiness and he should maintain an eye to eye contact to the audience. The voice of the speaker should also be heard with energy and earnestness.
In order to increase poise and self-control, the speaker should first choose an interesting subject. Second, he should be knowledgeable about the subject matter. Third, he should learn to sequence his ideas on his speech. Fourth, the speaker should speak aloud often. Fifth, he should focus the attention to his audience. Sixth, the speaker should become physically active in the actual deliverance of the speech. Seventh, the speaker should remember that some nervous tensions that exist are just both natural and good. Eight, he should never give up and never lose hope.
It is also an important factor to develop the skill in speaking. Skills in speaking can be seen in the speakers poise, fluency, voice control as well as his coordinated movements. Combined with self-confidence and pertinent knowledge, skills heighten the speaker’s effectiveness in speech.
In order to develop the skill in speech, gesture exercise should be considered as well as on intonation, distinctiveness and stage movements. Above all, constant practice on speech still remains the main factor in speech skill development.
Another important thing for the speaker is to develop a background of knowledge. The process of knowledge acquisition can be lifelong and cumulative process. A speaker that is knowledgeable with his speech is not afraid to face the audience since he know what to say and he can be able to answer the audience possible query in the end.
Developing a background of knowledge in speech can be done by talking about topics in relation with the speaker’s personal experience. It could be done by choosing simple subjects in the beginning and gradually expanding the subject matter going to a more complicated theme.
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