Thursday, March 27, 2008

Overcome Stage Fright

Stage fright is a phenomenon that you must learn to control. Stage fright is not the most accurate term for the nervousness that occur when consideration a speaking engagement. In fact, most of the fear occur before your step. As we know, before presentation we must make a preparation about the topic that we want to present. Every person was nervous when they have a presentation. Then, they also not confident to overcome in the stage fright. But for me, if we make a complete preparation, we can get more confident to present. Before do the presentation, I always practice present in my room. When I always practice, I feel more confident. So, I can do the better presentation. Then, I also make a note to remember all the issue in my topic that I want to present. I make a lot of preparation before I do the presentation. So, when I make a preparation, I can feel confident and beliefs that I can do it.

Methods in Persuading People

Persuasive speaking is all around us. Any speech is persuasive if its purpose is to convince others to change their feelings, beliefs or behavior. There are many methods that I can use in persuading people. First method is when I want to persuade people, I must do the research about the suitable topic. It is because, when I make a research, I can analyze about the topic that I present. Second, I can use the Microsoft power point to present about my topic. I make a slide show to show to the audience. In my slide show, I also shoe the visual aids such as picture, testimonials and the statistic. Third, I also communicate with the audience after I finish my presentation. I give the time to the audience asks the question about what they do not understand during my presentation.

Skills in Public Speaking Course

In the public speaking course, I have learned many skills. All the skills that I have learned, important to me remember in the future. The skills that I learn are how to prepare the informative speech, persuasive speech and so on. I can use all that skills when I want to apply the job at any company. All the skills give me the knowledge about current issue, speech and others. Then, now I always make a note before I have a presentation. In the public speaking, I learn the steps before do the presentation. First step is you must choose suitable topic, determine the specific purpose, analyze the audience, gather information, prepare visual aids and last step is organize the speech. When all the steps are finished, I can start the presentation. So, I have learned many skills in the public speaking.

The Miscommunication

Misunderstandings happen to everyone. They occur betweens friends, coworkers and family members. Miscommunication often occurs because listeners assume that they understand what a speaker means when, in fact, the speaker had intended a completely different meaning from what they was understood. Miscommunication also occur when the voice of the speaker is slow, not have an important issues and the speech is to boring. So, this situation can we avoid in our life with the speaker must explain and give the example about this topic. Then the listeners also must understand very much about the topic that the speaker talks. The speaker can give an example to the listeners. The speaker must take the listener or audience sleep at the back.

Good Speaker

I think to be a good speaker should have in order to convince people to agree to his/her idea. First, the speaker should have a self-confident to convince the people. When the speaker looks so confident with presentation, the audience can beliefs and agrees with his/her idea. So, self-confident must have to be a good speaker. Second, the speaker should be a good characteristics, good personality, good posture and other. When the speaker look so nice, so that the audience can pay attention to the speaker. Third, the speaker can communicate with the audience about the topic that speaker present. For example, when the speaker finished their presentation, the speaker can give the time to the audience asks the question. So, the audience can ask the question to the speaker what they do not understand.