Organizing a Speech for Effective Delivery Part 3 of 3

This article is a continuation of http://www.betterpublicspeaking.com/organizing-a-speech-for-effective-delivery-part-2-of-3 Last week we wrote about how to organise a speech using various speech outlines or speech structures such as Chronological, Spatial, Causal, Comparative, Topical & Problem-Solution. This week, we’ll move on to attention grabbing techniques in the opening of a speech & the importance of having smooth transitions in a presentation. Attention Grabbing Techniques Some techniques to use to craft a strong introduction would be: Starting with a bold or challenging statement A quotation which relates to speech A bold body movement An Continue Reading →

Organizing a Speech for Effective Delivery Part 2 of 3

This article is a continuation of http://www.betterpublicspeaking.com/organizing-a-speech-for-effective-delivery-part-1-of-3 Last week we wrote about how to organise a speech using the Introduction, Body & Conclusion structure. We also emphasised that the speech must be easy to understand, remember, follow, believe & enjoyable. This week, we will explore other aspects of speech organisation. To have an organized speech, you need to firstly select a topic you will talk about. This will sound a lot easier than it seems, especially for novice speakers. Once you take the first step, the rest will follow. Topic Continue Reading →

3 Secret Oratorical Techniques Used by Obama and Soekarno Part 2 of 2

This article is a continuation of Part 1 which was published last week. We analysed the first secret to becoming a great orator. Now, lets dive into the other two techniques used by Obama and Soekarno. Repetition of Words The second secret is repetition. Mechanical repetition of words is deliberately done by Obama and Soerkarno to give emphasis and reminders to the audience. This technique will reinforce the message and in turn becomes an effective message delivery technique. Obama: We want our children to live in an America that is Continue Reading →

Presenting Using Figures and Graphs the Steve Jobs’ Way Part 2 of 2

This article is a continuation of Part 1 which was published last week. In Part 1 we observed how a normal speaker like myself would deliver a PowerPoint presentation involving figures and graphs. Now let’s observe what the master presenter Steve Jobs did. Consider the following figures and graphs.In this slide, Steve Jobs emphasized that in Q1 and Q2 2005 sales of iPods produced $6.2M in sales. You can see that there is a difference in the color of the slide which places emphasis on Steve’s message. This technique provides Continue Reading →