v INTRODUCTION —- Importance of public speaking with an example from the play Julius Caesar, quotes from significant personalities…..
“Friends, Romans and countrymen, Lend me your ears…”
v IS PUBLIC SPEAKING ALL-PERVASIVE? ——- Absolutely, one need not be a speaker on stage; it includes the mundane yet requisite conversations of everyday life.
v KEY POINTS TO BE AN EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKER—— Traits like confidence, sufficient subject knowledge, body language, gestures, spontaneity coupled with preparation etc.
v PRACTICE SMARTLY—- Don’t memorize, remember is a better word, understand your subject and then speak, incase asked to deliver impromptu speeches then visualize yourself giving a speech (creative visualization) and be genuine
v FOCUS ON VOICE—-Modulation, inflection, pitch, tone
v FOCUS ON LANGUAGE—- Vocabulary, command over language, thought flow
v CONCLUSION—- Video of a good public speaker, emphasis on the vital points covered
v SELF QUESTIONING
- What kind of public speaker do you want to be?
- Is it a motivational one, dull or convincing?
- How can you improve?
- Do you have inhibitions? If yes, what are they?
- What is my strongest asset as a public speaker, how can I enhance it?
- What is weakest node? How can I overcome it?
- Can I replace my weak points with the strong ones by a shift of perspective?