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Why Are You Speaking

We need to find our purpose before we start to write our speech, deciding if we want to entertain, inform, inspire or persuade the audience.

Our talk has to be relevant, engaging and purposeful, and we may find that some of the interesting, funny or even meaningful stuff can be discarded without losing out on the main message.


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The Audience Is Everything

Before speaking, take into account the following:

  1. Age, gender and race of the audience.
  2. The number of people listening to you.
  3. Their reason for coming and their expectations.
  4. The kind of occasion for which the speech is happening.

Shifting you...


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Public Speaking Needs A Lot Of Practice

  • We normally do not practise before leading a Zoom Meeting or a presentation.
  • We need to practise in front of the mirror even though it feels awkward, as it will help us sound authentic on the stage.
  • Memorizing every word is not a great idea as it sounds robotic, but do ens...


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The Art Of Public Speaking

The Art Of Public Speaking

The ability to communicate is the most crucial skill we have.

In Ancient Greece, where educators and philosophers invented language theory, public speaking was a teachable and learnable skill. They didn’t diagnose a shy person suffering from ‘speech anxiety’ to be a ba...


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Public Speaking: Think About The Audience

Most of us feel anxious while speaking publicly due to the fear of seeming like an idiot to so many people. In this case, our focus is on ourselves, not on the audience.

As Aristotle’s masterpiece Art Of Rhetoric proves, the Greeks had their entire focus on the audienc...


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Make Your Audience Happy: Focus On Their Interests

People listen for their own wellbeing, not for others. They are focussed on their own happiness, most of the time. In his celebrated book Art Of Rhetoric, Aristotle lists out a few things that the audience cares about, regardless of what your topic is: their own health, ...


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Effective Speech Is Vital

For most of us, education has been a 15 to a 20-year experience reading, writing and solving problems on paper, due to our society increasingly becoming information and knowledge oriented.

We are unprepared to speak publicly, something which is a central activity in our lives. We need to...


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Tips on How to Write a Speech Essay

  • Determine the type of speech you're writing. Is it to inform people? Persuade? Entertain?
  • Craft a creative speech introduction with an attention-grabber, statement on your topic and a strong transition to the body.
  • Determine the flow of the body of the sp...


Whether you like it or not, building an audience for your work is a performance.

  • Amplify your personality - You don’t have to change who you are, you have to become more of who you are.
  • Be provocative, with a purpose - Make a statement. Share a message that matters to you.


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