For effective public speaking one must know the audience. Who are you speaking to ?  Are they middle management corporate staff,    or are the audience people who have been told to attend the lecture.   Are you talking to university students, or school children.  How many people will be in the audience. This is point number  one.

 Are you speaking in a small classroom, or,  in a hall, or even out in the open. Effective public speaking techniques must be know for all these reasons.

 For effective public speaking, one has to research the topic thoroughly.  Timing and performance are imperative for effectic public speaking. The message has to come through clearly and audibly.  If the speaker has been told to only talk  for  let us say  twenty minutes, and he or she speaks way above the time, the audience become irritable and start yawning.  If , of course the speech is shorter than the allotted time, then of course, it is just as bad.    If a person is  speaking in a public hall for instance, and has no control of timing, usually, the judges or adjudicators, have  a flag, or an announcement specifying, the time. 

 Audibility is so important in effective public speaking.  To be audible, one has to have excellent breath control.  In order to have excellent breath control, one must be taught the basis of diaphragmatic breathing.  Breathing through the diaphragm and not through the throat.  If you breath and talk through your throat, you will end up with problems  of the throat.  A good exercise for audibility practice, is to take in a deep breath and open the mouth,  sounding out all the vowels, and shaping the mouth. Such as   A  E  I  O  U. 

 Delivery and energy are paramount in  effective public speaking.  


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Effective public speaking.
Barbara Gillman
Principal Member Voice Perfect
A.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L.
(Trinity College, London)

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