Have you ever given a speech? What do you require???

@jade1986 (567)
India
June 26, 2007 8:12pm CST
Have you ever spoken at a seminar or given a speech in front of an audience? Or do you have any teaching experience? What are the skills required for these purposes? I think fluency in the language is very important...Do you require nerves and guts for the first time???
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3 responses
• India
29 Jun 07
Yes I have given a speech in front of auidence in my school. You should really have guts the first time. After that you just feel like you are talking to your friend. There are many things required to do this. Fluency as you say is the first. Accuracy , timimg and all face expressions all matter. If you are devoid of expression your speech becomes dry and unmotivating. So use of proper expression is necesary . Too much of it spoils, so be careful while you use them. A unnecessary smile amy make people think wrong. So practise is a must before delivery a speech. Practise befor the MIRROR that where you get to see your posture and face juster. A bsic skill of these comuunication techiniques is what you require. Good Luck !!!
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I wanted to learn to speak before an audience, so I joined Toastmasters International. I went to the Toastmasters Club every week for 5 years. Its a fun thing and quite challenging, but you are learning all the time. When I became a Compentent Speaker I was content! It was one of the best things I've ever done to improve myself. Everytime I hear George W Bush try to speak I wish he'd been a Member of Toastmasters International.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I taught labs, and an occasional class for a professor who was away, when I was in graduate school. And I have given technical talks at scientific meetings. The lab teaching didn't make me too nervous, but the talks at meetings did, especially since I am a little shy and had a speech problem as a child. However, once I got started giving the speech, my nerves settled down and I was fine, even when I gave one to an audience that had over a thousand people in it.