To be an effective … and successful … speaker, you need to develop your own signature style. This is your unique way of conveying your message. It grows out of your vocal variety, your attire, your rhythm and meter … everything you do when you are in front of […]
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By Featured Speaker Lily Iatridis
So many people feel that they have to put on a different persona when they’re a “public speaker.” They have to act more gregarious, more out there, more polished, more professional, more perfect. As a result, they’re not being themselves at all, and their audiences feel it.
What defines “public speaker?” It’s simply a person that presents orally to a group. They don’t have to have any particular level of charisma or beauty. They simply need to use their voice to communicate clearly.
Some people feel that when they’re the public speaker, they have to become something or someone they’re not. As a “public speaker,” yes, you do have to extend your energy and be more focused upon the people around you. But losing or burying your unique self in the process causes will also make you less interesting to your audience. As a public speaker, you’ll lose your personality and try to present in a way that’s not natural to you. Therefore, your delivery will be awkward.