Quick Tips to Help You Be a Better Public Speaker

February 7, 2014

Career Advice

public speakingAnd you thought the end of college speech class meant the end of ever having to publicly read aloud your work. False. In most corporate environments, you’ll find yourself needing those public speaking skills on a day to day basis. Here are just a few examples of when those talking talents can come in handy:

  • Presenting a concept to your team.
  • Arguing an important point during a meeting.
  • Negotiating a raise with your boss.
  • Participating in a group interview for a potential new candidate.
  • Assigning tasks to a freelancer or intern.
  • Expressing your accomplishments at your year-end review.

So what’s a shy employee to do? YSF magazine outlined eight easy tips that will instantly improve your public speaking at work. Here is an outline of our favorite points:

  • Keep your goal — or the final point of your speech — in mind throughout your conversation.
  • Be aware of your body language and posture.
  • Smile! Your facial expressions say as much as your words.
  • Don’t forget about eye contact.

Image via www.audio-luci-store.it/Flickr.

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