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Mastering The Art
Of Public Speaking

Cornerstone skill that empowers individuals to articulate their ideas, inspire others, and lead with impact in an interconnected professional world.

75% of executives believe that the ability to communicate effectively is a critical skill for success.
(Carnegie Mellon University)
41% of employees say that their anxiety about public speaking makes them feel less confident in their jobs.
(Kelton Research)
60% of employees say that they would be more likely to take on a new challenge at work if they were more confident in their public speaking skills.
85% of business leaders say that they are looking for employees with strong public speaking skills.
Effective public speaking skills can increase earning potential by up to 15%.
(Harvard Business Review)
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Different Elements of Public Speaking

Humour and Wit

Using Humour Appropriately: Learn how to inject humour into your speeches and presentations to engage your audience and lighten the mood.

Crafting Humorous Anecdotes: Understand the art of creating and delivering funny stories and anecdotes to enhance your speeches.

Timing Humorous Moments: Develop the skill of timing your humour effectively for maximum impact without overdoing it.

Handling Questions

Active Listening: Develop the ability to actively listen to questions, ensuring you fully understand what’s being asked.

Clarifying Ambiguous Questions: Learn how to seek clarification when faced with unclear or vague questions.

Formulating Clear Responses: Practise structuring your responses to questions in a clear and concise manner.

Timing and Pacing

Mastering Pacing:+ Understand the importance of pacing your speech to maintain audience engagement and prevent monotony.

Effective Use of Pauses: Learn how to use strategic pauses for emphasis, reflection, and audience interaction.

Managing Time: Develop the skill of staying within your allotted time while delivering a comprehensive message.

Storytelling Techniques

Crafting Compelling Narratives: Learn how to structure stories that resonate with your audience and support your message.

Character Development: Understand the art of creating relatable characters within your stories to connect with your listeners.

Using Visual Imagery: Incorporate vivid and descriptive language to paint mental pictures and enhance storytelling.

Confidence and Charisma

Building Confidence: Gain techniques to boost your
self-confidence and presence when speaking in public.

Charismatic Presence: Learn how to exude charisma through body language, tone, and conviction.

Connecting with the Audience: Develop skills for building a strong rapport with your audience, fostering trust and connection.

Emphasis Through Pauses

Pauses for Effect: Master the use of well-placed pauses to emphasise key points and allow your audience to digest information.

Controlling Nervous Habits: Learn to use pauses effectively to control nervous habits like filler words (e.g., “um” and “uh”).

Creating Suspense: Understand how to build anticipation and suspense through strategic pauses in your narrative.

Eye Contact

Establishing Connection: Learn the importance of maintaining eye contact to establish a connection with your audience.

Conveying Confidence: Use eye contact to convey confidence and authority while speaking.

Engaging the Entire Audience: Discover techniques for making eye contact with various audience members to involve everyone in your message.

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Frequently Asked Question

Overcoming fear involves practice, visualisation, and relaxation techniques. Start with small audiences and gradually work your way up.

Confidence comes from thorough preparation, maintaining good posture, making eye contact, and speaking with conviction.

Practise deep breathing, visualisation, and relaxation exercises. Familiarity with your material and rehearsal can also reduce anxiety.

Pause briefly, gather your thoughts, and continue speaking. You can also have notes or an outline to refer to discreetly.

Engage your audience by using stories, humor, questions, and interactive elements. Connect with their interests and needs.

Yes, there are resources, including books, workshops, and online course. Kapable also covers public speaking skill in its leadership acceleration.

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