Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Speaking in Public

Scene 1
As you set the mike in front of your mouth, your legs start trembling and eyes gazing at the huge crowd eager to listen to your speech. You swallow hard, wipe away the beads of sweat from your forehead and open a small piece of paper. After clearing your throat almost three times, you start with the Introductions. By the time you recah the fifth sentence, you have already moved your head down to read from the paper. The subsequent paragraphs are actually read from the written script as by now you know you have already spoiled the fun of speaking.

Scene 2
As you set the mike in front of your mouth, you smile and the crowd cheers as the excitement reaches your eyes. You are confident that the listeners will love what you are going to speak and narrate. You know you are going to talk about your own strengths and achievements; presented in a form that suits and appeals to the audience. You are happy to have this unique opportunity to ‘sing the melody’ and transform indiscernible information into material knowledge. As you deliver the GOLDEN WORDS, the listeners raise their eyebrows, smile and clap. Most of those who were leaning or sitting aback, straighten up as their interest gets incited in your speech. The speech is so awesome that the listeners grow sad that it ends; but, are at the same time satisfied that they got a chance to listen to an orator like you who never used a paper!

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1 comment:

Orange County speech therapy said...

The first scene is indeed very common and I have to admit that I have had my share of such experience. Then, I started practicing my public speaking skills, built my confidence and became more relaxed during such situations. It is not really impossible for your “scene 1”experience to become a “scene 2” especially with practice and proper guidance.