Effective public speaking techniques
In this article, we talk about three public speaking skills which make your presentation attractive and memorable.
One of the essential public speaking techniques for each speaker is to have an attractive presentation. We taught you how to design your performance in “public speaking skills” and “brain filtering system.” In this article, we want to show you how to be a more attractive speaker.
What makes a presentation attractive?
When it comes to public speaking techniques and skills, one of the most important of all is how to have an attractive presentation. It means we have to do something so that the audience will be all ears to listen to us and not only they are not waiting for the show to finish but also they won’t even notice the passing time.
In public speaking, we have to use these skills:
1- Be excited
3- applied topic
So stay with us to know more about these essential skills.
Imagine you are in a presentation. The speaker talks with a loud voice and he’s very excited. He moves too much, and he’s energetic. You may like his performance for a while, but you’ll get bored eventually.
The speaker must be excited and energetic, but he has to talk slower and have fewer moves to impress the audience. The speech must have ups and downs. Not active all the time and not boring from the beginning till the end. It’s these ups and downs that make your presentation attractive.
If everything seems steady, no matter how exciting and effective it is, it will get boring and repetitious. We have to be the one who changes the mood and be energetic or slow whenever it’s necessary.
Being exciting is an essential factor to be a speaker because this way the audience will notice us from the beginning till the end. If there is no excitement in our presentation, it will be steady, and people get distracted so they won’t pay attention to what we are saying.
On the other hand, note that as I said before too much energy will not make your presentation attractive and the audience considers it steady and unacceptable.
Being energetic and excited can be used to have an attractive presentation, but we can see it the other way around. It means we consider passion to be one of the essential elements for public speaking.
Storytelling as one of the public speaking techniques
One of the most important public speaking skills is storytelling.
This element is so essential that institutes hold many workshops about it all around the world and train people to get better at storytelling.
In one of the researches at Stanford University, the students remembered 65% of a presentation which contained stories and only 5% of the parts which involved with statistics and numbers. This one research shows the importance of storytelling.
Stories bring passion and excitement. Everyone wants to know the rest of the story so the atmosphere won’t be boring and tiring. The more detailed the story is, the more memorable and effective it can be.
You have to choose related stories and use them to make your presentation attractive. When you start your presentation with a story, people will pay more attention to you and it makes your presentation more attractive.
Practice your story before the performance to have more dominant over the crucial parts.
Remember that we can use tell stories even in training and scientific presentations because it has more effect on the audience.
Applied topic as a public speaking technique
We have to know how to make a topic worth listening. It has to be applied. Imagine a speech full of scientific details and hard idioms. People can’t process all this data or even remember it. Also if they remember it, there are a bunch of expressions they are never going to use. They might even regret participating in this presentation.
The audience must be able to get a result from the presentation, so the speech needs to be clear, short and compelling. The audience has to use the advice and guidance in real life and work.
Best way to make a presentation effective and operational is “Call to Action.” In this method the speaker wants the audience to do something at the end of the speech.
Most speakers don’t have a clear call to action so the audience will forget soon and thinks there is nothing useful in the presentation.
You have to avoid abstract words and details to make your presentation attractive, operational and useful. Use clear and concrete words so that the audience knows what do you exactly mean.
hope you use these public speaking techniques to make your presentation attractive and the audience never brain filter your speech.