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Monday, 21 November 2016 01:10

What are some examples of public speaking?

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Speak in Such a WayAny time that you are speaking to somebody else, you are public speaking.

Many people tend to think of public speaking as standing up on the proverbial soapbox and delivering a stressful presentation to a large group of people.

We public speak almost every day, unless we are a hermit, to the people we meet. We speak to get our needs met. We speak to share our beliefs, our wants and our desires. We speak to others, perhaps, so that we don’t go crazy.

Public speaking runs the gamut of communicating to one individual at a time or to larger numbers, with or without the soapbox.

I don’t know the purpose of this question, but many people identify with having a fear of public speaking. Public speaking takes skills. The same skills we use to speak to individuals can be honed to allow us to speak to larger groups with some extra skills and stage time factored in.

If you have a Toastmasters club nearby and you are over the age of 18, they can be a great way to practice numerous situations that require public speaking. Here are some examples:

  • Speaking extemporaneously
  • Speaking impromptu (off the cuff)
  • Delivering reports
  • Delivering prepared speeches/presentations
  • Introducing speakers
  • Accepting and presenting awards
  • Evaluating other member’s speeches
  • Delivering toasts
  • Speaking inspirationally

This likely just scratches the surface of the public speaking opportunities you can get at a Toastmasters club. You learn the skills at your club and you put them into practice in your everyday life.

Public speaking … is speaking publicly!

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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.

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