A Guide for Public Speaking

public speakingThere are a few people who are gifted to be a good speaker. But how about those who are not?

The main purpose of speech between one person to another is communication. The term communication is described as the transfer of information. In the case of speech, it is more than conveying the literal meaning of the speaker’s ideas but also his or her individuality, emotional state, and degree of involvement in the process.

There are many kinds of speech. One is an inspirational speech. An inspirational speech is an address that aims to stimulate the audience’s high level of feeling. Simple utterance of your idea is not sufficient. In delivering an inspirations speech, you must exert effort to reach a useful outcome. It needs a high degree of effort (which can be physically tiring) for the audience to understand the message completely. Speakers are expected to focus on the lighter side of a topic, as an inspirational speech is also intended to motivate the listeners. They are advised to lighten up the ideals of the audience.

At times, feeling uneasy in front of the public is unavoidable. In this case, communication apprehension or stage fright is experienced. Its unusual symptoms include the feeling when you are about to vomit, shaking legs and hands, sweating and fluctuating voice, among others.

Employ the best relaxation technique to overcome the tension you feel: breathe deeply and imagine a successful outcome of your inspirational speech.

You will encounter different people from different walks of life as your audience. That makes it more appalling to think about while preparing an inspirational piece. Remember to find the “common ground” or the topic your audience can relate to. In that sense, you will end up boosting the audience’s heart and motivation.

In the context of public speaking, speech delivery refers to the presentation of the speech you have researched, organized, outlined and practiced. It can make or break your speech. Being well-prepared can lead you to success. If you do not exert effort, you may end up looking lame.

You must know the distinction among the following speeches:

Impromptu speech is a speech delivered on the spot without any preparation.

Manuscript speech is a speech delivered from notes.

Extemporaneous speech is speech written quickly and delivered without reading the notes.

public speaking1Maintaining the enthusiasm of your audience may both depend on anything written in books for you to follow. According to Aristotle, a great Greek philosopher renowned in public speaking, speech delivery has its artistic proofs or the medium of persuasion that only relies on the speaker, which include the (1) Ethos or the speaker’s credibility, (2) Pathos or the speaker’s emotions and (3) Logos or the rationality of the speaker.

However, the usage of Jargon must be avoided. Jargon is the technical terminology associated with a specific topic. Remember that your audience may not know the words you use in your topic.

Working to have public-speaking prowess is important. A person who talks skillfully in front of people leaves a good lasting impression.


7 thoughts on “A Guide for Public Speaking

  1. When your talking in front of many people, you must use a proper tone and sincere tone. wear a smile in your face and one thing important is you have the eye contact and proper gesture. Every words you will say must clear and realistic too… 🙂


  2. I agree for this article why?

    hindi na dapat naten palawakin pa kung ano ang dapat ilathala, maging totoo sa sasabihin at walang halong palabok, katulad na lamang kay Mr. Pre. Aquino halos lahat ng positive thoughts nailathala niya but ang tanong may totoo ba at naramdaman ba ng mga taong bayan lahat ng mga sinabe niyang positibo na nagawa? it’s a big big NO! hindi narin naman dapat pahabain pa kung ikaw man o ibang tao ang magsasalita sa harap ng mga tao. maikling pahayag sa matagumpay na katotohanan.. Be Honest to our selves.


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