Overcome your fear of public speaking, as it is one of the major obstacles in the growth of career for many people. Many people are introverted, and they shy to speak in crowds, and many people are over-thinker, they don’t speak up their mind assuming that others will mock them. You have to give up your negative personality traits and take an active part in group discussions, and presentations.
Talking about Public Speaking skills, a person from whom inspiration can be taken is Karen Mccleave. Served the public as an Assistant Crown Attorney for more than three decades, Karen Mccleave GTA had carriage of many high-
profile and sensitive matters, such as those involving victims with intellectual and physical challenges.
You can fail, maybe for one time or two, but with ample of participations you can become the wonderful speaker that people love to enjoy your speech.
Be well prepared:
Why do you prepare for the examinations? So that you can write well and score well. Similarly, you have to prepare well before any presentations, apart from gathering all the informative material practice what you want to speak and how you want to represent.
Take enough time and speak in front of a family of friends, also make the recording, watch it and you will know your weakness.
Start with the story:
Recall your childhood days, how patiently you loved to listen to the stories from your parents, grandparents, and teachers. Many people remember these stories for their whole life. Do you know why? Because you learn the morale from those stories, you feel connected, it touches your heart and many have undergone similar experiences.
Share your experience by narrating the stories, people will enjoy listening to you.
A story is a great way to get your speech going. Not only does it have the potential to peak initial interest, but it can also help set your audience in time, place and mood, says Anthony Dejolde a TV/Radio personality and consultant with 18 years of experience.
Know your audience:
You are giving a presentation to your colleagues, addressing students, or want to educate something to the parents. Find out who your audience is and what solution to the problem you want to represent.
The purpose of the session should be clear. Work on the factors like what the public, what is hoping, what solution they need, and what is the reason for the sessions?
Your presentation has a great effect on people. You have to be very particular of your attire, your hairstyle, mind the way you walk, and other body languages. It is always advisable to have the formal attire that gives you the professional look.
Also, have a check on the facial expression, be calm, and dress nicely.
Wear a smile:
Which lecturer did you appreciated more, the one who starts the class with a smile or one who always has the anger or arrogant expression on the face? People admire the smiling face, it did not just make you feel light rather fill the environment with positive vibes.
You will be amazed to see that many people even smile back at you making you more comfortable.