How to strengthen your body language

To become an effective speaker you need to strengthen your body language. In fact, posture, gestures, body movements and facial expressions are very important to become an effective speaker. Probably, eliminating distracting mannerism could be the first thing to work on. “The speaker who stands and talks at ease is …

The importance of physical movement

When you give a speech it is useful to show purposeful physical movement. In fact, it provides your audience with an indicator of your feelings and attitudes. In addition, moving effectively during a speech offers some more benefits. Let’s see what they are. Capture audience’s attention If you do not …

Use a mind map to organize your speech

There are several techniques that you can use to organize your speech. For example you could use a mind map. What is a Mind map? A mind map is a diagram that represents an individual’s random thoughts on a particular subject. It is used to describe relationships among pieces of …

8 Tips for using visual aids successfully

Using visual aids successfully requires practice. Displaying them too soon, too late, or too quickly will decrease their impact. Consider these tips to successfully show visual aids: 1. Display a visual just before you are ready to talk about it Your audience will look at a visual the moment you …

7 Guidelines for presenting visual aids

Visual aids are one type of support material for a speech. To be effective, visual aids should be easy to read and understand as well as pleasing to view. Whatever types of aids you are creating or using, consider the following guidelines: 1. Make them visible Everyone in the room …