Public speaking is the process or act of performing a presentation
(a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live
audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform,
influence, or entertain them.
A vital means of civic engagement.
A way to express your ideas and to have an impact on issues that
matter in a democratic society.
A form of empowerment.
It can and often does make a difference in things people care
about very much.
3. Skills Employed In Conversation
Organizing your thoughts logically;
Tailoring your message to your audience;
Telling a story for maximum impact;
Adapting to listener feedback;
These are among the most important skills you will need for public
4. Skills Employed In Conversation
Training in public speaking can make you a more adept
communicator in a variety of situations, such as
5. Differences Between
Public Speaking & Conversation
A. is more highly structured;
B. requires more formal language;
C. requires a different method of delivery.
7. Common Fears & Practical Solution
Nervousness is normal, even desirable at the start of a speech;
Use your nervousness to your advantage, to put your butterflies to
How can we control our nervousness and make it work for us
rather than against us?
--- how to turn it into
8. Positive Nervousness:
--- an enthusiastic, lively feeling with a slight edge to it…
--- the controlled nervousness that helps energize a speaker;
--- not victimized by it, but vitalized by it.
9. Successful Tips To
Control the “Butterflies”
Know the room- become familiar with the place of presentation
Know the audience- greet or chat with the audience before hand.
It’s easier to speak to friends than to strangers
Know your material-increased nervousness is due to un-
Relaxation- relax entire body by stretching and breathing so as to
ease the tension
Visualize giving your speech-Visualize yourself giving your
speech from start to finish. By visualizing yourself successful,
you will be successful.
10. Control the “Butterflies”
Concentrate on your message-not the medium. Focus on the
message you are trying to convey and not on your anxieties.
Turn nervousness into positive energy-nervousness increases
adrenaline, transform it into vitality and enthusiasm.
Gain experience-experience builds confidence, which is key to
effective public speaking