Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes Speakers Should Avoid…
How come sometimes intelligent, business-savvy top executives end up boring their audiences? It is because they fail to recognize that public speaking is an acquired skill. But giving a short presentation before the right group of people may do more good for your career than spending a year behind a desk.
Here are the 10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes as mentioned in an article in the Toastmaster magazine written by Rob Sherman:
Starting with a whimper.
Attempting to imitate other speakers.
Failing to “work” the room.
Failing to use relaxation techniques.
Reading a speech word for word.
Using someone else’s stories.
Speaking without passion.
Ending a speech with questions and answers.
Failing to prepare.
Failing to recognize that speaking is an acquired skill.
For more tips, check out the below youtube video on how to deliver a great pitch.
“The key to delivering a great pitch is your ability to engage, connect and be present. While your ideas may be brilliant, you want to make sure that YOU are the one lighting up the room. “
Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. Join a toastmaster club and learn how to persuade. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
When you’re giving a business presentation or a speech you want to appear natural so as to make the audience feel relaxed watching.
Check out the below Youtube video for speaking tips that will help you put together and deliver clear and compelling talks and speeches.
Remember don’t simply rely on your PowerPoint slides to do your presentations.Get a blank sheet of paper and plan what you’re going to say. And in the very last thing you do is what visual aids to use to help you get your point across. Good opening and closing are very important.
Too often, a speaker loses his audience before he even gets to the core of his speech.
Check out the below video on how to create terrific openings and closings to presentations.
Impromptu Speaking Techniques: How to Speak Without any Preparation! (3 Keys)
Here are some keys to your impromptu speaking success:
1. Less is More
2. Ask Questions
3. Make it Personal
And then the three mindsets discussed going in are:
1. Stay centered no matter what
2. I am going to enjoying this
3. I can’t lose!
Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environment. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
The eyes are the windows to the soul. You can hardly build a relationship with your audience unless you make proper eye contact with them.
Great public speakers make eye contact in order to connect with the audience. But how to make eye contact properly when doing presentations?
Check out the below videos about how to make good eye contact in speeches.
Public Speaking: Giving a Great Speech: Public Speaking Tips: Eye Contact
How to Make Eye Contact with Audience | Public Speaking
Talk to your entire audience. Not avoid them, not focus on one, but talk to everybody. Don’t forget to deliver your speech to the whole group, making eye contact with everyone. Use your face, smile and make great eye contact.
Effective Presentation Skills: Using Eye Contact to Connect with Your Audience
Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.
Do you lack a platform for practice? Simply join a toastmaster club.