Establishing an Emotional Connection with Your Audience

When we communicate in public, we have approximately one minute to engage our audience’s attention, establish believability, familiarize them to our topic, and encourage them to listen. As such, establishing an emotional connection with your audience is critical. Here’s what a wise man one said: If you take care of the beginning, the end will take care of itself ~ Anonymous If you waste those valuable opening seconds with an irrelevant joke, or an apology your listener’s minds are likely to wander, and you may not get them back. Losing Continue Reading →

Moving from Good to Great in Your Public Speeches

Kaizen is a Japanese practice of continuous improvement. Today, Kaizen is accepted worldwide as an important mainstay of an organization’s long-term competitive strategy. As a public speaker, you too need to “Kaizen” your delivery skills in order to remain relevant to your audience. Here are some tips on how to take your speech from good to great so that you continue to remain relevant. Research Your Listeners I am amazed at how some speakers will arrive for a speaking engagement without knowing anything about the audience they are about to Continue Reading →

Utilizing Body Language in a Speech

Your body language plays an important part in making your speech a perfect one. Normally, the tactics of verbal communication focus a lot on proper mapping of the body language. Body language has its instinctive impact on your speech as it involves non-verbal communication. Body language is all about conveying a message to another person without having an interchange of words. It is calculated that most of the messages that we interchange with each other are through body language. From 1967 to 1971, Professor Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Continue Reading →

Using Appropriate Words in a Speech

The selection of appropriate words in a speech can be a challenge for some people. They get confused in the selection of different words during their speech. That is one of the reasons why they feel hesitant to speak in public. However, as a speaker, debater or a presenter, words play an important role in your overall speech. They also act as tools for your impression while delivering a speech. If you are great at combining words together at the right spot, you for sure can achieve what is required Continue Reading →