Tips to create an impact on your audience?

Public speaking is a difficult task, but with necessary practice and public speaking tips like observing each and everyone in the room, searching for non-verbal cues and looking for shifts in body language you can become an excellent public speaker.

Lauri Smith CEO of Voice Matters

Public speaking is a challenging task, to be able to create a good impact is one of the critical aspects of an excellent public speaker. The following public speaking tips should help you involve your target audience more into the conversation.

You always decide on a particular value that you are going to honour while preparing for a public talk. But once you enter the room, you become conscious of the nonverbal cues being conveyed by every single person present in the room and think that this presentation is going downhill and would be unable to create any impact. However, if you are focused on value, try to be present at the moment and listen to the nonverbal half of the conversation from a very different perspective. Once this is done, start looking for opportunities to create an ambience in the room like bringing more integrity or awakening the listeners to possibilities or inspiring them through your speech. While you speak, interact with them one on one, not verbally but through body language, looking at them in their eyes. Whether they have been distracted, deflated, worn down by any project etc. when they entered the room, it is essential there is a shift in the body language with time. This shows that they are getting more into the conversation and helps you to time the aspects present in the speech, knowing when to speak what. This is more natural when we are having a conversation with our friend, and if he or she is facing a difficult time, we try to provide emotional support and inspire them. We pay heed to both the verbal and the non-verbal aspects and, implementation of this is necessary for a group situation. Involving everyone while paying attention to one person at a time is essential, simultaneously checking for the ‘shifts’ in the body language. Careful observation will let you know whether they are feeling hopeful or inspired by the conversation.

With sufficient practice you can become an excellent public speaker, however, if you consider the above-mentioned tips you will be successful.