Public Speaking

People begin to form an opinion of you immediately, even before you finish saying anything. They watch your body and the way it moves, they listen to the inflection of your voice. At times, it seems, the way you say something is more important than the actual message you are delivering. For these reasons, interpersonal communication is considered an important skill set. A particularly important type of speaking is speaking in a public forum. You will undoubtedly be asked to present some information verbally to a group of people at some point in your life. It could be a group presentation in school, a board meeting at your office, or maybe even a speech at a wedding. In any case, it is imperative that you are prepared to deliver the information not only accurately but also confidently. Good public speakers share some attributes. Relating to the audience is key, as is confidence and clarity. Most people spend a considerable portion of their time conversing with other people in one way or another. Proper communication requires us to organize our thoughts, listen to what we are being told, consider the audience, and provide appropriate feedback. There are steps you can take […]