Many articles about public speaking frame it in terms of tips, tricks and secrets to success. While these are important, they may miss the point that effective public speaking is about creating an emotional connection with the audience and providing value to them through teaching, motivation or entertainment. This can only happen if you are passionate about your topic and feel a genuine connection to your audience.
The Best Speakers Are Controversial
The best speakers know that not everyone is going to agree with them and use their passion for the topic to make a difference. This makes the audience think, riles them up and inspires them to action. However, you must be careful that the controversial content doesn’t derail your presentation with inappropriate and overly inflammatory language or a heavy-handed approach. This link
From Nervous to Nimble: Transformative Tips for Successful Public Speaking
The most effective speakers make strong eye contact with the audience to create a sense of connection and authenticity. They also use inflection and gestures to convey their passion. Finally, they pace themselves and take extended pauses to emphasize key points and keep the audience engaged.
The most effective speakers use their passion and their research to craft a powerful message that resonates with the audience. They practice their speech over and over again and build their confidence by delivering it to different audiences. They also use their supportive network to provide feedback and encouragement to keep them motivated. They even record themselves and watch themselves to recognize negative behaviors and correct them before they have a live audience.