Public speaking is one skill that most professionals need to develop if they are to promote their expertise. To some, this could look complex.

(This is what a Key Opinion Leader is all about)

However, effective public speakers develop their public speaking prowess and do not bring it from heaven. Through constant practicing and learning, effectiveness is sharpened.

This article will find some selected top characteristics of effective public speakers.

Read on!

1. Confidence

The first quality of an effective public speaker is the ability to show confidence before the audience.

Evidence of confidence would emanate if truly you are delivering with confidence. This is because some factors vibe out the confidence in a speaker. One obvious factor is the knowledge of the subject being addressed, and another one is a sense of humor that shows comfortability while speaking.

2. Conciseness

An effective public speaker does not leave the audience bored due to a lack of smoothness in presenting ideas. An effective public speaker presents ideas within the shortest possible period by being brief and straight to the point.

3. Dynamic delivery 

Effective public speakers deliver speeches with different moves by changing positions and tone and trying to interact with the audience.

This is opposed to delivering your speech pointing to a chart for 25 minutes which would likely cause your audience to lose interest shortly because of their short attention span. 

4. Understanding Of The Audience

Knowing who you are speaking to is important so that you will know how best to use words and interact with them. An effective public speaker should learn what his audience does and what they want so that information shared profits them.

5. Delivers With Passion

Pour some emotions that show that you are excited and enjoy the opportunity to give the information you are delivering. This is how you put passion into your delivery of the speech.

Showing an excited emotion grabs your audience and makes them excited also.

6. Self-awareness And Self-Development

Effective public speakers are not born, but they are made. This tells you that as an effective public speaker, there must be the ability to identify personal weaknesses and strengths. After which, a plan can now be made to develop the strength and minimize the weakness.

The easy way is to list your strengths, as you would have noticed in previous presentations. Also, those weaknesses that surface from time to time should be written out, then, you will now orchestrate means to repress the weakness from being obvious ever after.

7. Repetition Of Key-points In The Message

To deliver your speech effectively means to ensure your audience takes away lessons and the expected points from your shared information.

To make sure your audience truly gets informed and learns from your speech, you must determine what you want your audience to learn from your speech and then reinforce it in their mind by making repetition of those points. This ensures your audience gains clarity of the information you tried to share.

8. Voice Recognition

Take note of how you sound. Ensure you don’t sound like a robot or machine. Try to modulate your voice naturally. The audience would feel more at peace with your natural voice than with a mechanized voice.

Try to be in emotional harmony to ensure you sound cool and admirable to your audience. This is because your state of emotion determines how you will sound when speaking. Hurt emotion would make you produce distraction intonation. Therefore, clear your emotion with any suitable means, like your favorite music or sleep, before you start your speech delivery.

By Manali