5 Don’ts of Public Speakingadmin_website
We are often reminded of all the things we must do right while presenting a part in front of an audience, but not so much the things one must refrain from doing. Whether facing a single person in an interview or a large audience, the rules remain the same.
It is quite nerve-wracking to present a piece to an audience knowing you shall be scrutinized for it, but unfortunately an inevitable step while furthering your career. Public speaking doesn’t have to be so overwhelming though- we have earlier told you all the do’s while addressing an audience, listed below are a few essential don’ts!
- Forgetting to prep your props
First and the most important point is to be thoroughly organized in your thoughts and actions while putting them across to your listeners. This means you should have all your visual aids and props well organized so that you can use them as and when you require them and don’t have to look for them or constantly at them while making your speech. Doing so will simply distract you from your train of thought and can hurt your speech.
An extremely important rule while presenting to an audience is being bold and confident. But there lies a very fine line between being bold and outspoken and plain ruthless. Chatterbox subtly teaches you to know the difference between the two while knowing not to overstep the line and turn a great speech into an overkill.
- Faulty facts and fundamentals
A good grasp of the subject you are speaking on makes you a good orator but nailing down the facts and the fundamentals to the T makes you a great one. Failing to research the subject and presenting fraudulent details may make you look like a hoax who does not know the content you are presenting. While having significant research and even additional information helps to add essence to the random questions that may be asked to you, it is important to remember that our audience may be from different walks of life they may have the capability of cross-questioning your content from varied perspectives. Making our presentation simple and easy to understand would help deliver your content effectively while covering the facts that you intend to deliver.
- Too much interaction
Speaking to an audience in an interactive session allows you to deal with a varied audience and their point of view all at once. But, that may be enough to derail you off the main topic of discussion. It is essential to keep interaction limited to a point of requirement without losing control of your position as a speaker. Being aware of your audience’s thought process, while respecting your limitations in a situation, be it in terms of knowledge or time is essential while maintaining a healthy interaction and reflecting honesty and humility to your audience.
- Don’t overdo it
Last but not the least, trying to do all too much at once can be an overkill. One may be very well prepared with his speech but can get flustered and overwhelmed while facing an audience. It is very important at that time to concentrate and be focused on the speech at hand. Take one thing at a time and not cram up everything into a limited space. It is essential to pick and choose wisely the content, the commas and the collaborations you intend as well. Trying to do everything right may look like big mumbo-jumbo of nothing, leaving you clueless and the audience confused. While they say if you can’t convince them, confuse them… we believe it is better left off the platform while speaking in public.
We hope these tips and tricks come to aid if you are looking to know some more of this and then some more… reach out to Chatterbox today!