Public speaking

Facts and tips

Your presentation style can reveal a lot about how you view yourself, your role, and your audience in a situation.

Make your audience remember your speech by preparing simple language and key words.

Listeners respond to eye contact, stress, loudness and speech rate. These aspects of speech can make or break your message.

Always practice and time your speech before presenting.

Public speaking can be an opportunity to command attention for your ideas and enhance your career.

Are you called upon to speak in front of a small or large group at work? Public speaking is something many people feel uncomfortable doing. You may need to give a PowerPoint presentation in front of an auditorium full of people or conduct a small meeting. Or you may need to give a pitch to one person regarding products or services of your business. Improving your public speaking skills involves a number of parameters:

  • Audience analysis
  • Content construction
  • Confidence building
  • Voice
  • Loudness
  • Speech rate
  • Articulation
  • Eye contact
  • Preparation process

I use video recording to help make you aware of your speech style and make changes. Practicing particular skills as well as rehearsing for an actual speaking event are critical to modifying your style and making an impact on your public speaking.