Are U good at Public Speaking ? What ways would u suggest to improve ?

India
December 14, 2006 10:24am CST
let be me honest and admit that I am not very good at this very essential skill..i am kinda ok..but I prefer if somehow I can avoid giving a presentation or a lecture..I am an MBA student and I am supposed to pick this skill and not be just good but very good and confident at public speaking..i am sure people here would give me good suggestions that is going to help me..
3 responses
@mvsrao (4367)
• India
14 Dec 06
one of the Mylot members have an interesting blog related to this ; pls see : http://itseasy.wordpress.com/
@mvsrao (4367)
• India
14 Dec 06
and see also ( from other topic on Mylot ) : http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_public_speaking_2 http://www.stresscure.com/jobstress/speak.html http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/pubspeak/
• India
21 Jan 07
I am also bad at public speaking.And I have done public speaking only once till now.But I really enjoyed that experience of mine. It was actually a class assignment and all 60 of us had to take part in it and see each other's fault. So maybe I can tell you where other's went wrong and how they could have done a better job. What we have to take care of during public speaking is making an eye contact with people.When you look here and there it is a big turn off! And another thing is we have to look for their expressions.See how they are taking it.Whether they are able to catch your point,if you are going too fast for them,if they are finding it monotonous or whether they are involved in it. Its your duty to actually involve the audience.This is to be done by holding the audience's eye and ask them questions. The rest just mind your body language.And before you go onto stage just think that you give a damn to what people have to say about you.Just think that you are here to give your best and you are better than the rest and just be confident :)
@srhelmer (6947)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
14 Dec 06
I hate speaking in front of crowds but was forced to in college. The thing that got me through it is I would pick one person in the audience and pretend I was having a conversation with them, ignoring the rest.