5 tips on how to become a good public speaker

Many people would like to be a good public speaker. People say that public speaking is like having a conversation except with more than one person. There’s some truth in that. It does not matter how many people are in the audience. What matters most is how much they remembered from your presentation.

According to Cindy Fisher Crawford in her article on Mentalfloss.com,  there are 5 top elements you can pay attention to. It touches on how you can connect to make it conversational, as well as the energy level and using the appropriate pace.

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Hope this helps you. Which one do you need to improve on?  Put a comment here.


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4 thoughts on “5 tips on how to become a good public speaker

    • Hello Benazir

      Thanks for visiting. You asked a really good question.
      In my opinion, you need to be a good listener in order to be a good speaker. Let me explain further.

      A good speaker needs to connect with the audience. In some presentations, there can be two-way conversations or questions. Based on the input from the audience, you may need to re-direct from your prepared text, without changing the message. Listening also includes ‘reading’ non-verbal messages from the audience such as their body language, eye-contact (or lack of), and their overall reactions to the points you have presented.

      Good speakers should also display listening signals such as asking for more information, nodding or noting down concerns.

      I find speeches and presentations that are delivered like a conversation to be the most effective.

      Have I answered your question?

      P/S: In case you missed this article, here’s one I wrote sometime ago dealing with overcoming fear.

    • http://www.zinfinity.com.my/2017/01/30/overcoming-fear-of-public-speaking/
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