Tips For Speaking In Public

Posted under Uncategorized on Sunday 24 June 2012 at 9:29 pm

A great deal of us feel scared, anxious and absolutely not self-confident when it comes to speaking in public. Most of us would feel stressed out and think with fear about a public presentation or a necessity to give any kind of public speech. At the same time, we all adore those people: politicians, celebrities, TV stars, who enjoy speaking in public and always do it very good. That is why most of us dream about mastering the art of public speaking, and sometimes even attend special classes or lessons. The skill of excellent public speaking is one of the key ones to success and great achievements in life. Below, check out some interesting tips for speaking in public.

Making effective public speech is a real art, which also requires a lot of work and preparation. To my mind, the most important qualities of such presentation are delivery and presentation style (from the perspectives of the presenter’s behavior and attitude towards the audience). Tips For Speaking In PublicI suppose that, first of all, in order to make a public speech successful, the presenter must be psychologically ready and not look timid, confused or lost, because it will cause lack of attention of the audience. He or she has to demonstrate self-confidence, self-control, deep knowledge of the subject and sincere enjoyment of his public speaking.

Besides, keeping positive and enough persuasive are very important tips for speaking in public. The presenter must look opened to the listeners and be prepared to answer any questions of theirs. Undoubtedly, he or she needs to do everything possible to evoke interest of the audience to the subject, otherwise the presentation can become boring or the listeners may feel lack of trust in the speaker’s words, etc. Also, the presenter must be sensitive to the response of the addressees on his speech, be flexible and able to react promptly on the feedback received.

Another significant moment is structure and content of oral presentation. I suppose that for making your speech effective and successful, you as a presenter have to always keep in mind the principles of simplicity, apprehensibility and consistency. Oral communication gives listeners no opportunity to re-read or re-check the main ideas to be better understood. That is why it is very important for the audience to keep focused on the key points of the presentation; therefore, the presenter has to repeat the main concepts several times during the speech. In addition, using some visual aids, like pictures or slide shows, can make presentation more advantageous for the audience.

And, finally, I think that such details as voice and appearance of the presenter also play quite important role for making a public speech interesting and effective. If the tone of voice, pronunciation and/or clarity of the speaker are not pleasant or if they are even annoying for his or her listeners, it means that the communication channel “presenter – listener” is damaged and information will not be received properly. The same can be said about body language and, to a great extent, about presenter’s appearance, which can someway affect attention of the listeners and presentation quality, in general. Keep in mind these simple tips for speaking in public, and remember that mastering the art of public speaking is actually not too hard and a very challenging mission for everyone of us.

More On The Causes Of Procrastination And Ways To Find A Solution

Posted under Procrastination on Tuesday 12 June 2012 at 11:03 pm

Procrastination is a very common problem, and a great deal of modern people are suffering from it and struggling with it. Procrastination means a habit of avoiding doing some things or tasks, important or not too much important, which should be done. There are pretty many causes of procrastination which can include our usual lack of time, our laziness, or our desire to show our importance or our unique talents and skills. Procrastination can also take source from our inability of doing the things we have to, or from a lack of self-confidence. Finally, a lack of motivation also plays a role among the most common causes of procrastination. What can we do to fight this bad habit, and what are the most effective approaches to that?

Very often we procrastinate because we need to do a great deal of things urgently, or we need to solve many problems in a very short period of time. That is why we tend to procrastinate and push away doing something we find difficult or too hard. Many time management experts recommend using such an easy technique as writing daily or weekly plans and making lists of things and tasks to be done in a day or in a week. You can write hard and least pleasant things to do in the beginning or in the end of your list, and make a habit of not starting doing the things from the new list until all the things from the previous list are totally completed and fulfilled. You can choose the time for doing the hardest things, either earlier or later.

If you notice that you can not still manage and do the things in your list, you should take a sit and write the answers to the following questions:

1. What is the task or thing I am avoiding doing?

2. Is it really important?

3. What is difficult or hard about doing this?

4. What do I need or what is missing for doing this thing or fulfilling this task?

5. How much time do I need for doing this thing?

6. When will I have time and courage to do thing thing?

7. Can anyone help me in doing it?

This approach can help solving the problem and make the things done in the most effective way. Besides, it helps us avoid headaches and stresses, and it helps us form positive attitude and self-belief. We start doing the tasks or things, including the hardest ones we used to procrastinate on, and we start thinking about ourselves with confidence. Doing the planned things one by one, following the list, makes us feel that we work great, and nobody can say of think that we’re lazy people. It is an easy approach that works great, and this technique can be mastered even by teenagers and students, to be used further as a great help for their study and achieving great academic success.

There is one more thing to mention when talking about the causes of procrastination. Some people delay doing one of other thing because they believe that if something deserves to be done, it should be done properly. So, do the things properly, or do not do it at all, they think.  That is where procrastination begins, in those who believe that they can not do the thing or fulfill a task properly. It is quite a common situation, however, it is important to remember that in many cases, “doing something properly” has no strict definitions or rules. Besides, not doing anything is the least effective way of learning how to do things properly, how to value own efforts and energy, and how to achieve something in this life.