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Thursday, 18 August 2016 02:00

How can I build the art of public speaking in myself?

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 Its interesting that you refer to the art of public speaking. There really is art involved in being an effective, dynamic public speaker.

Like any other endeavour in life, one has to learn to walk before they run. The same thing applies to becoming an effective public speaker. You need to spend time with the fundamentals of public speaking. These include: speech organization; how to create a speech that people will want to listen to; how to paint pictures with words; developing your vocal variety, stage management and many more. All these lead to developing your self-confidence.

Once your self-confidence is working for you, then you can explore the art side of public speaking. This includes becoming proficient in different styles of public speaking. Delivering a speech is only one example. You can moderate a panel discussion, create a Youtube video about something you are passionate about, join a debating team, become a master of ceremonies i.e. an emcee. There really are numerous opportunities for speaking. Each of them is an opportunity to improve your skills and become even more self-confident. In time you may find your niche where you are more proficient and comfortable in and develop that even further.

Researching the subject of public speaking online and in books has great value. To start though, you need to be with like-minded people who want to develop their own speaking skills. For people over 18 years of age, a local Toastmasters club is a great choice.

Good luck with becoming a public speaking artist. It may open up lots of opportunities for you as you journey through life.

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Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANEI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic. He is a long-time member of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and is the driving force behind its long-term success. 

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.

Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books:

Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!

PROtect Yourself!PROtect Yourself! Empowering Tips & Techniques for Personal Safety: A Practical Violence Prevention Manual for Healthcare Workers.

E=Emcee SquaredE=Emcee SquaredTips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of PromotionPower of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth


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