Peanuts And Public Speaking

Public speaking is all about being prepared. The more knowledgeable you are on a subject the more confident you will be to talk about it. The butterflies in your stomach are not because of the people in front of you but rather because of the fear you have of saying the wrong thing. The only way to remove that fear is through preparedness. Here is a funny example of a time when that didn’t happen.

Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners.

In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as “who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?” The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good orators should be able to change the emotions of their listeners, not just inform them. Public speaking can also be considered a discourse community. Interpersonal communication and public speaking have several components that embrace such things as motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply entertaining. Here’s another “slip up” video… this one is bad…

Effective public speaking can be developed by joining a club such as Rostrum, Toastmasters International, Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC), Speaking Circles or International Training in Communication (ITC) in which members are assigned exercises to improve their speaking skills. Members learn by observation and practice, and hone their skills by listening to constructive suggestions followed by new public speaking exercises. These include:

* Oratory
* The use of gestures
* Control of the voice (inflection)
* Vocabulary, register, word choice
* Speaking notes
* Using humor
* Developing a relationship with the audience

Using a forum such as Toastmasters to practice public speaking skills after receiving professional training is a time-tested approach to developing one’s ability to speak well. It is difficult to really receive any formal training, but Forensics can still be taught and practiced by those seeking to improve their public communication skills. The organization is among one of the largest nationally recognized that specializes in the improvement and networking of effective communication skills throughout the world.

The new millennium has seen a notable increase in the number of training solutions offered in the form of video and on-line courses. Video can provide significant training potential by revealing to the student actual examples of behaviors to emulate in addition to verbal knowledge transfer.

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  • Anthony Mendez

    February 17, 2009

    Also, don’t forget to always remember you’re speaking to ONE person no matter how many people are in the room. That’s a more effective approach to connecting with your listener… individually.

    Thanks for posting this… funny yet informative!

    Honey roasted anyone?

    -Anthony

  • Dave Nicholson

    February 25, 2009

    Lol, nice one Omar!

    It makes me feel a little better about public speaking, knowing I might make a TOTAL fool out of myself! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I suppose everyone is human and we all make mistakes, some mistakes more funny than others!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice post!

    Dave.

  • Richard

    March 11, 2009

    Ha hahaahahahahaaaaa,

    those videos are very funny Omar, nice one. Great post full of good penis, oops I meant peanuts, sorry I mean info.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Richard

  • Randy Smith

    April 27, 2009

    Very Funny ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s always nice to see professionals mess up ….
    It makes us all normal ๐Ÿ™‚

    One I wish I knew where the video was is one Dave And John may remember from Nissan.

    One of the Japanese heads who opened the plant was making a very good attempt of reading in English, even though it wasn’t a language he could speak.
    (I think they taught him to read it phonetically)

    Anyway – the fun part was when he announced how ‘Significant’ the day was in their companies history.

    “Today is a Very SniffyCunt day!” he said, much to the amusement of all present, specifically the media covering the event. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The main thing to remember is that we do all make mistakes, but we don’t have to be perfect – we just have to get up and have a go!

    Randy
    http://www.MoreMonthly.com

  • Matthias

    April 27, 2009

    This is really funny *LOL

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