How to Speak on Any Topic

Speaking to a crowd on any given topic in the world takes confidence, good voice quality, and presence of mind. But with the right amount of focus, anybody can do it. So you're facing the crowd confused and dazed while they wait impatiently, expecting you to say something. What do you do? Read on....

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    Breathe. This is very important. It is a matter of life and death.
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    Face the crowd (look front and not up, towards the stars!) Looking at the crowd face to face makes most people nervous and confused (in most cases the mind goes blank), now here is where you use the Deyali technique.
    • Deyali technique explained: Look at the crowd but think about the topic that you are going to speak on. When you do this you will not be able to see the crowd as you will be lost in your thoughts. While thinking learn to look straight as this will give the impression to the people in the crowd that you are looking straight into their eyes (gives you the confident look) .
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    Before you speak take note of the time (you should know what time it is to correctly greet the audience).
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    Don't begin abruptly. Before starting your speech, mentally structure your speech as to how you will begin.
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    Try to make your starting line captivating. This is very important to get the crowd's attention(you don't want people to chat while you speak).
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    Try to relate what you are going to speak on with things that you already know.(try to be very resourceful).
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    Your mind is a huge database, take the trouble of accessing it!
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    Link what you already know with the topic that you are going to speak on. Linking is an art, practice it with great creativity.
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    While speaking, visualize. This will give great structure and content to your speech. If done correctly you will not be able to see the audience most of the time (that pretty much takes care of your fear of facing the crowd). This may not make you a great orator but will definitely help you take care of your presentations at schools,offices etc..
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    Smile! It helps and if you also admit your fear, it sometimes helps you to get rid of the fear.

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Categories: Public Speaking