Thus if you already know how to speak well in public you well have an immediate advantage over other people in your work environment. You need to be able to deliver a good presentation.
In public speaking much of your communications occurs through movement and gesture. However, in a teleseminar your audience can’t see the movements or gestures. They can on the other hand, hear their effect on you. So you need to adapt your movements and gestures. Where a gesture was use to communicate an emotion you may still want to make that gesture to help the emotion show in your voice. But you will probably need to communicate that emotion using other less visual means as well.
Being the best public speakers in the world won’t help you if your content doesn’t speak volumes about you. One way speeches fail is when someone stands in front of a crowd and clearly has no real clue of what they want to say. It inspires no confidence and translates into one thing: no conviction in what they are saying. You must have conviction to succeed.
It’s understood that the opening statements are a time for the prosecution and defense to establish the facts and circumstances of the case. Time and time again, however, I’ve seen attorneys give dry and dispassionate presentations to the jurors and waste the opportunity for them to connect to their clients’ cases. When I work with attorneys on delivering opening statements I have them view themselves as storytellers first and attorneys second. Framing themselves in this way allows them to instill emotion in what they are saying and maximizes the impact their opening statements have on the jury.
There are a lot of parallels with the fear of public speaking and shyness in social situations. Over the past 20 years I have been honing my presentation skill and public speaking by studying public speaking as a member of Toastmasters. Both within my club with fellow members and out in the public I regularly challenge myself by delivering presentations and speeches.
Write notes to yourself, in pencil on the flip chart to help remind yourself of all the important points to be included. I promise your audience won’t see the penciled notes.
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You might be thinking at this point “how do I give speeches like this?” The manual has all the information you need to follow. Plus, in the group, you will be assigned a mentor to help you through all your speeches.