By James Masterson
Public speaking has long haunted those who loath and like it.
In every stage of life, since high school, college, even up
until reaching the corporate world, no one is totally free
its clutches. Whether it is for the purpose of show and tell
pitching to a client, public speaking skills is an important
necessity in your waking life.
There is a way to make public speaking easy to do and less
stressful. Breaking down the process into steps helps anyone
have a clear mindset on what it is one should talk about, how,
First, you should be able to know or at least decide on your
goals and objectives for bringing up that particular topic for
public speaking. If you are comfortable with your reasons and
understand them wholeheartedly, chances are your audience will
In public speaking, the objective of the introduction is for
you, as the speaker, to connect with the audience. At this
point, they should be able to understand why you are in front
of them. They should also have a basic idea of the point you
are trying to make.
This is also the part where you could mention your thesis
statement as well as give them a run down of the topics you
will be covering through the duration of your presentation.
The body is the center of your presentation. This is the part
where you get to support the thesis statement you presented
during your introduction. Sometimes, the use of visual aids
such as a computer program like Powerpoint or transparencies,
etc., help lend support to your presentation as well as catch
the attention of your audience.
The conclusion, believe it or not, is one of the most
parts in a presentation. This part should be able to provide a
summary of your ideas in a clear, simple and straightforward
manner. This is also the best time to address any questions
that the audience may have and you, as a speaker, should be
able to answer them appropriately. At this point, the audience
must know what is it that they should do or what you would
them to understand or realize or think as based on your
However, this breakdown will be ineffective if you do not
prepare. You should know your audience. Respect your audience
and they will respect you. It is unethical to talk down to
as well as to talk them up. Your presentation should be
compatible with the knowledge they are given about the topic.
Talking about filing taxes to an audience of literary writers
will best be appreciated by providing them first with the
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