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.
Do you feel uncomfortable during conversations with neighbours, co-workers, acquaintances or even family members?
Do you want to be a better conversationalist?
Here are some tips for talking to anyone, anytime extracted from the article “Become a Better Conversationalist” written by Patricia Fry, ATMS which was published in December 2014 Toastmasters Magazine:
To Become a Better Conversationalist
Express a sincere interest in the other person.
Ask meaningful questions.
Keep up to date on current events and issues.
Model someone whose communication skills you admire.
“If you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased.” – Ralph C. Smedley
How to Talk to People Without Being Awkward: 3 Quick Tips
Be Genuinely Interested.
Ask Open-Ended Questions.
Be Willing and Open to Share.
Natural communication does not always come naturally. A good place to practice your conversation skills is at your Toastmasters meeting. While the Toastmasters Competent Communication manual focuses on public speaking, many assignments in the Competent Leadership manual can help you practice one-on-one communication.
Practice is the key to helping you improve your communication and presentation skills. 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.
How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence
This video shows you a few conversation tricks and nonverbal tips that use both your communication and people skills to lead to amazing conversation and memorable first impressions.
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