Public Speaking 101
Public Speaking 101Ke JIN
What is Public Speaking?Public speaking in its simplest form is speaking in public. (from Speechmastery) Public speaking (sometimes termed oratory) is the process or act of performing a presentation (a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence, or entertain them. Public speaking is commonly understood as the formal, face-to-face talking of a single person to a group of listeners. It is closely allied to "presenting", although the latter is more often associated with commercial activity. Most of the time, public speaking is to persuade the audience. (from Wikipedia)Why Public Speaking?The benefits of public speaking are best appreciated when understanding that speech is a gift. Taking the gift of human speech to the level of public speaking promotes it into an art. To master the art of public speaking requires mastery of other arts as well.And here are some specific benefits of public speaking from Speechmastery
Why Public Speaking?Improved ability to listen. Enhances the ability to help others. Enhances the ability to train others. Enhances the ability to motivate others. Enhanced ability to fill your organizational or business needs. Enhances the ability to promote your organization or business. Help people change themselves. Persuade people to reach and attain goals.Get and keep the attention of an audience.Career advancement.Enhanced social life.Improved memory.
Why Public Speaking?Improve self esteem.Improved writing skills.Improved reading skills.Improved listening skills.Improved interpersonal skills.Enhanced ability to negotiate.Improved ability to communicate.Get college credit for experience in life. Self confidence and self image improvement.Skilled communicators are desired by employers.Better be able to use listening skills to improve personal communication.
AndPublic speaking has social and cultural benefits as well!
Change social mood.Enhanced ability to understand other cultures.Enhanced ability to communicate with people from other cultures.
And Id saySpread your ideas and make a difference!!!
How to become good at public speaking?While there are various ways to help you become good at public speaking, I would suggest you to do the following thingsRead more, learn more, and manage your knowledge well.Be confident and motivational.Practice your body language including facial expressions.Choose the right tone and pay attention to pauses and intonation.Make sure youd feel comfortable about making eye contact.And practice, practice, practice!!!What this course offers youModules that cover multiple fields to prepare you for various topics.Collective learning platform for discussion and Specific skills recommended.Exercises with instructions.Face-to-face practice sessions.What you can do to make the most of this courseAttend to every module at your own pace.Attend to face-to-face practice sessions if you could.Upload your English speaking videos and submit work when you feel like to. Be active in discussing and designing modules with peers.
What you should doGrab your confidence and participate in these contests!!!XXX University English Speaking Contest (every October)CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest (every April)XXX (University Society) English Speaking Contest (every November)FLTRP Cup English Public Speaking Contest (every May)XXX (City) English Speaking Contest (every September)21st Century English Speaking Contest (every December)21st Century English Speaking Contest-The Grand Final (every March)Alright!
Are you ready?