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 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...
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...
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, ...
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.
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