Everything About The Art Of Public Speaking


the art of public speaking

Public speaking is more than just oral communication. That’s why it is called art. In simple terms, public speaking is the act or process of making speeches in public and the art to make a powerful connection with the audience. It involves backstage preparations, stage, lighting, layouts, sound system, eye contact, selection of the words and much more. There are also some myths about public speaking which are total distractions. We will discuss them and also in this article we will provide you with some tips and ideas to boost your confidence while speaking in public. 

Common Myths About Public Speaking

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Here are some of the most common myths about public speaking which need to be cleared in your mind. 

  • “Public speaking to give speech in front of a large audience.” But it is not about giving speeches. Whenever you are communicating with someone or a group of people, it is considered as public speaking. 
  • Some believe that it is not an art but it is a science. But public speaking is the balance of both. It is art as well as science. 
  • “Public speaking means to give  presentations.” This myth is not ture. According to The Mehrabian Rule, it is 7% of words, 38% of tone of the language and 55% of body language. 
  • “It is hard to make 5 minutes speech than to make 2 hours of speech.” This is also not true, if you have understood the purpose of your topic clearly, you can talk about it for more than 5 minutes without any preparation. 

How to Make a Speech With Confidence

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There are always situations at your school, college, office or business where you have to speak. When you speak with confidence and make sure that everyone listens to you, that’ll prove that you have public speaking skills. Following are some basic tips and ideas to give a speech with confidence. 

  • Always believe in yourself and go on a stage with “I can and I will” confidence. 
  • Practice your speech in front of your friends or family. 
  • Understand the given topics clearly and don’t forget the purpose. 
  • Prepare for at least 1 hour of speech if you are going to give a 10 minute speech. 
  • Focus on people and make eye contact with them. Don’t look at only one direction. 
  • Don’t speak too fast. Speak slowly with proper tone and body language. 
  • Make a speech according to your audience and tell them what they want to hear.
  • Make some topic related jokes or funny statements to involve with your audience. 
  • Give engaging, funny and inspiring speeches and don’t be afraid of comments or reactions. 

Conclusion

We hope that you got some ideas about how to boost confidence in your speech. As mentioned before, speech is not about giving presentations but it is more about body language and less about words. If you win the heart of your audience with your opening sentence, they’ll hear you for a long time. 

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