Delivery of speech has always been a danger which lingers around and a bad delivery is so dangerous that it can rip off the beauty of the words in the speech. In this post I will reveal some techniques for successful delivery of speech. But first let’s see this case:
A speaker goes up on the stage, takes a deep breath, starts his speech which had been edited and rephrased several times. He expects people to crane over to look at him but after the start, people stop paying attention. A wasted speech. Why? because the speaker was reading as if reading an essay. The lively spirit needed to light up the content was not their.
So here are some don’t s to effectively deliver a speech and make masses applaud.
- Don’t preach in platitudes. Let your speech scintillate with original and unique conception.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously. Wit has a rousing sting. Laughter and Tears are closely allied and both help to make an impression upon the audience.
- Don’t deal in generalities. Let your address bristle with specific facts and illustrations of human interest.
- Don’t drop to the rude or commonplace. the feelings of an audience are sensitive and demand courtesy and respect. Use standard language.
- Don’t imitate the peculiarities of some orator. the peculiarities in him may become faults in you. Beware, therefore, of imitating others peculiarities. Effective delivery of speech involves having a unique-personal style that will go well with the personality of the orator.
- Don’t tell your audience all. Leave a few details to the intelligence of the audience. A story should lead to climax by gradual stages. The audience should be permitted to do the laughing or weeping.
- Don’t shout.
- Don’t mumble.
- Don’t fidget.
- Don’t apologize.
- Don’t make noises such as “erm” or “um”—Speak.
- Don’t forget to watch the effect of your speech as you go along.
- Don’t speak too quickly. Let the audience get a chance to appreciate your points.
- Don’t introduce stale jokes, hackneyed quotations, or well known anecdotes.
- Don’t quote facts or figures which you cannot verify.
- Don’t above all, forget the end. A good ending is even more important that a good beginning. Never draw your speech out. The good effect of many a flight of noble oratory is lost because the orator does not know when and where to finish. Never “talk your hearers tired”. Always leave them “wanting more”.
Typing fervently for you,