By James Masterson
The benefits of communication are evident from the least
sophisticated creatures to the most advanced as in humans.
Perhaps, among the creatures especially endowed with the power
of communication, humans make use of them more intensely and
with a purpose that each speech made has had some effect on
people who hears them.
Not only do humans use communication in everyday survival but
uses it for a variety of reasons. It is used to inspire and to
deliver important messages in a well-structured and equally
In a recent survey, more than 90% among the 1000 American
individuals interviewed are afraid of hosting a speaking
engagement. 20% of them have at least done such acts and never
want to do it again while 75% commented that there are people
who are endowed with such skills and that public speaking
should be reserved solely to them.
In a monologue lecture, one has to inform, influence, and
convince people. This can only be done through the use of
speech that is well crafted, revised and edited.
The above criteria can only be met if the speaker has a main
purpose in mind, a tool to convey the very same purpose with a
full consideration of the recipient audience.
In order for your speech to become as effective as you want it
to be, you have to consider the four elements of the above
activity, and tailor activities and strategies that will
effectively drive your audience into believing everything you
have to say.
Who/whom – Your audience is your best resource when
in what manner you would want to conduct your speech. You
deliberately come up with a verbal address that is appropriate
to your audience. Consider their age, level of education,
in the society, and your level of relationship with them.
Ron Kurtus, an experienced speech master, commented that your
first and primary purpose of speaking is to communicate ideas
that you think your listeners would like to hear; something
that they want to internalize and be part of their lives and
something which can they can use for their daily living and
gain rewards along the way.
What – Your topic will provide you an effective idea and help
you develop a talk which is most appropriate, timely and
equally-relating to your listeners and spectators. Your topic
can be as complicated as you want it to be as long as your
audience is aware of the main topic at hand.
When – As you go along making your speech, you may want to ask
yourself if the subject of your talk is timely or something
which your audience could probably relate to.
You do not want to explain the science behind Alzheimer if you
are talking to business folks who are looking for ways on how
they can develop a procedure for managing their business and
get warranted results.
In a sense, one has to consider if one has the opportune time
to talk about things to their audience that will make a direct
impact on how they view the world and the concepts surrounding
How – As today’s world becomes a place for entertainment,
people expect their speakers to be lively and use strategies
that will arouse their interest and help them better
the complexities by which your topic is founded.
Dr. Stephen D. Boyd says that a 20 or 200 person audience is
similar in terms of maintaining their interest on what you
to say. Speakers battle on the external factors which play in
getting the attention of your listeners.
Listeners expect their client speaker to speak with vigor,
humor, vitality, confidence, and animation. This can be in the
form of creating something catchy like a surprising and
story, an unbelievable figure and/or your personal
If you are tired and emotionally stressed, your listeners can
feel it. It is evident in your voice, in your actions and the
way you move your hands and body. You will be physically
restricted and repressed and could hardly do more to stir
excitement among your audience.
While these and other factors affect the way you conduct your
speech, it is important to follow several recommendations that
will help you combat the consequences of your audience finding
out your true physical state.
Vary your pace of speaking
Pause to make a point
Demonstrate gesture that is relevant to the idea that you are
trying to point out
Employ facial expressions
Make sensible and purposeful movements
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