Speaking, or more precisely its effective application, is a source of stable income for politicians, salespeople, teachers, ad men, actors and journalists. Are you sure that you yourself will never have to deliver a public speech? Irrespectively of your attitude towards public speaking, you might have to introduce your firm on the corporate meeting or make a toast at the festive table. What should you start with and what complications lie in wait for you?
Competent speech starts with an outline that lists the primary details that should be sketched on the separate paper sheets. Your speech is doomed for success if you manage to embellish your speech with some curious example, appropriate citation or unexpected example. Avoid of using complicated grammatical constructions when preparing your speech as spoken language is principally different from written one and laconic phrases are perceived better.
According to the statistics, average individual is able to concentrate his attention for no more than 15 minutes while listening to continuous flow of verbal information. To this reason, you should strictly constrain and schedule your speech. Dedicate two minutes of your speech to introduction, ten minutes to exposition of information and three minutes to conclusion and restatement of the primary ideas. Remember: forty minutes is the maximum permissible duration of the public speech.
Business speech should contain brief and abrupt sentences. Use more verbs and fewer adjectives. In case you are not too energetic and self-confident, use verbs actively: this will vivify your speech, adding the missing dynamics. Record your speech and listening to it again and again, determine the necessary tone, which corresponds with your conceptions of the confident speaking. Keep developing the confident tone applying it in the everyday situations.
Do not start your speech with positive moments. As a rule, audience is aware of all positive moments and keeps snoozing waiting for the end of tedious speech. The speaker should perplex the auditorium with controversial and arguable topics, throw down a challenge, induce to discussion and argument. Agitated auditorium will listen to each word and accept your suggestions with great pleasure. In case your speech is quite commonplace, good humor is the key to keep the auditorium agitated. Remember that final impression is the most memorizing one. You cannot leave the auditorium once your speech is completed. Sustain a pause and certainly thank everyone for attention.