CHAMPION STRATEGIES – PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP – MARCH 11, 2021
How to Develop Improvisation to Become a Better Public Speaker
If you have enough time, use the PREP technique: · The point of view: specify your point of view clearly. · Reason: specify the reason for your speech. Express your opinion, conduct research, provide statistics and add any material that may increase the trust level. · Example: give examples to support your point of view. · The point of view: specify your point of view one more time. Draw conclusions. Make sure you’re prepared to improvise. Of course, you must be an expert in the field with a clear and structured plan.
#3 Slow Down If you are unexpectedly invited to speak to the public and do not have time to prepare, it can cause severe anxiety. So first of all, calm down and take a few deep breaths – it is very simple but effective recipe! If you act on a podium, walk along it before the show and gather your thoughts. When you are standing in front of an audience, resist the desire to start talking immediately. Adjust your body language and remember that if you behave as a confident person, you become confident. Stand up straight and do not lift the shoulders. Speak slowly, staying focused and thinking that your information will be very important for the audience. Practice this exercises: · Take a dictionary and randomly choose any words (no matter what kind of word – a noun or a verb), each of which constitutes a subject. Develop a story for each word (you can take two or three words for one topic). · Ask a friend to come up with 20 words, and then begin your story. Every 30 seconds, let him call a new word, adjusting your speech depending on it. Do not worry if the story is meaningless – meaningfulness will come with practice.
#4 Learn Oratory will bring you all the necessary skills. Of course, it won’t make you improviser, but you will learn how to look confident on the stage. And then you’ll get the sense of humor that before manifested itself in conversations tête-à-tête, and be able to cope with stress before public performances.
#5 Control Your Emotions The audience is usually sympathetic and respectful because most people know how emotionally difficult it is to speak publicly. So think about your audience more than about yourself. There are three things needed for good performances: competent speech, training, and the ability to manage your emotions. If you have little time to prepare, pay close attention to your emotions. Feel free to move away from the subject and talk about something else – it attracts the audience even more!