Public speaking is an impressive art of communication with the audience in a structured and deliberate manner. It goes beyond the boundaries of speaking or talking to a group of individuals. It is an art of articulating your ideas and thoughts in order to persuade others, inspire them, engage them, or entertain them.
There are three main components of public speaking – logical component, mechanical component, and emotional component. A good and effective speech should have a merger of all these three components.
Logical component attributes to the content of your speech that encompasses the truth and facts you deliver along with the structure ad length of your speech. The content or the material of your speech should be engaging, entertaining, as well as inspiring.
Mechanical component caters to your tone of voice and your body movements. When you change the tone of your voice or make any unexpected body movements notice how your audience perceives your speech. This perception will define the success or failure of your speech.
The emotional component attributes to the emotions you deliver during your speech and how the audience feels after your speech. These emotions should be strong enough to directly affect the way audience feel and further convince them to put your words into actions.
Apart from these components there are various factors that influence this art of communication. Some of these factors include your level of confidence, facial expressions, catchy titles, rate of speech, usage of visual aids, and the usage of entertaining or captivating stuff like true stories, real life experiences, jokes, or phrases.
Furthermore, you should very well know the content of your speech so that you can make eye contact with the audience and deliver your message in a lively and convincing manner.
Take a deep breath before you start your speech as this will help you gain control over your nerves, your voice, and your words as well. Keep your mind and heart open and feel relaxed. Eye contact is really important in public speaking as it is the best way to express your emotions and impress the audience. Even if you are nervous appear as if things are normal and there is nothing wrong at your end. Pass a smile when you feel tensed as this will ease your mind and keep you in comfort.
You should also have a good sense of humor. Wherever possible tell funny jokes and lighten the mood of people or tell stories from real life or personal experience to add life and energy to your speech. In all possible ways try to engage the audience till the end of your speech by finding different ways to humanize your speech. Last but not the least, there are situations where you make mistakes but there is nothing to worry. Human make mistakes but what is important is how these mistakes are recovered.
It’s fun, energetic, and great to empower this art of public speaking as it has its own set of benefits and advantages. It helps you increase your self-confidence, increase your motivation power, boost your career graph, and even improve your quality of life.