Alasdair Cunningham, an exemplary public speaker, sheds light on how you can improve your delivery of words.
Speaking is an essential aspect of life. To excel in communication, every person needs to step on stage at least once in their life. This can be to share their life experience or deliver something useful to people aiming for the same goals. Alasdair Cunningham also stumbled upon his real calling after many business failures. His subconsciousness knew his destination was a stage, but the realization came only when other things were not giving him the satisfaction that comes from working.
To reach his goal, he decided to establish an alternate business that would churn good income for his public speaking career. He was always hard working so the alternate property business became very successful. He was also lacking confidence in his initial days but an unpredicted situation coerced him to take the stage instead of his friend in Uganda. This incident made him aware of the fact that success is always lurking around, it just anticipates the right moment to make a staggering entry into our lives. Alasdair shares his best-kept secrets to improve your speech and stir the hearts of many.
Assess The Needs
Your audience should be the focus of the speech. Every word should resonate with them. To make the delivery more effectively combine the speech with an appropriate humorous, technical, or serious tone. Put yourself in the shoes of the listeners and think about what you would like to hear, if you had their state of mind.
Alasdair asks every speaker to make a thorough assessment of their audience, and pan out their motive for attending the speech. In doing so, you will make the best use of the time that your audience is committing to you. A successful public speaking session always commences with a topic and follows a comprehensive debate on each element included with it.
A speaker needs to be clear and loud. You should be eloquent while speaking and have a clear enunciation of every word. The important thing is to ditch fillers like, ‘um’, ‘hmm’, etc. This delivers a message to the audience that you are unsure of the topic.
Alasdair preaches everyone to practice speaking in front of the mirror every day. This will eliminate the drawbacks of speaking and giving a clear voice to your message. Remember, the best person to converse with is yourself. Once you are convinced of your potential, others will follow.
Every speech has a structure that makes the flow natural and succinctly delivers every point. Your subject should start with the easiest factor and then dive deep into the depth. If the audience hears unrelated subjects together, it might derail their focus and put a damper on your speech.
Alasdair recommends having an outline that your speech follows. This will give you a path to follow, and your audience a clear direction about your speech. To know more about earning income from public speaking, get the free book from his website.