The Art of Public Speaking
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In the art of public speaking, authenticity is key. With it, everything else is accessory. Without it, everything else is futile.” Visuals are important—but they are not the primary focus of a presentation. The Suasive methodology puts the presenter and their story first, and slides second to support the message and never overshadow it.
American Rhetoric has a lot of free speeches and information about public speaking. Their online speech bank has more than 5,000 speeches you can listen to for free. Listening to great public speakers can help you improve your own public speaking skills. Public speaking can transfer knowledge to an audience. TED Talks are an example of educational public speaking. The speakers inform their audience about different topics, such as science, technology, religion, economics, human society, and psychology. TED speakers can use the platform to share personal experiences with traumatic events, such as abuse, bullying, grief, assault, suicidal ideation, near-death encounters, and mental illness. They may attempt to raise awareness and acceptance of stigmatizing issues, such as disabilities, racial differences, LGBTQ rights, children's rights, and women's rights.  a b c d e f g h i j Rapp, Christof. "Aristotle's Rhetoric". plato.stanford.edu . Retrieved 2021-08-06.This is related to feeling self-conscious, but often, we get more scared when we’re aware that we’re exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. It can be pretty hard to feel confident if we’re showing signs that we’re not – ‘fake it til you make it’ seems like an impossible feat. Vogt, Katya, "Ancient Skepticism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2022/entries/skepticism-ancient/. Ridgley, Stanley K. (2012). The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting: What your professors don't tell you... What you absolutely must know. Anthem Press.
When public speaking, it is natural to worry about whether you look and sound okay, and whether you are conveying your message clearly. But this is all inward focus that only serves to increase your anxiety. It also prevents you from focusing on the most important part of the presentation: your audience.Public speaking should emulate natural conversation. Speak as if you're having a one-on-one discussion with a friend. This approach creates a relatable, engaging atmosphere that draws your audience in. German, Kathleen M. (2010). Principles of Public Speaking. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-205-65396-6. Suasive also categorizes business communication into eight key needs, from virtual presentations, to product launches, to SPAC & IPO roadshows. Ceremonial Speaking