Therefore if you smile, chances are your audience will smile too. You see, people love to hear the experiences of other people. Confidence also makes a speaker more insightful as they are more comfortable thinking and discussing their points in depth. John Antonakis, a business professor at Harvard, says using charismatic language is critical in communicating ideas effectively. Again, you will be surprised how a mistake can, at times, work for you. You can practice before, say, your family or colleagues at work. It also reduces stress. Employ a variety of non-verbal cues when speaking in public.
Apart from getting the audience involved, this makes them remember your presentation. For instance, naturally, people mimic facial expressions. The sure thing is, more than anyone in the audience, you will notice you’ve made a mistake. You don’t have to finish all the time allotted for your speech. In their 2009 research, David Cornish and Dianne Dukette showed that an adult could sustain attention for just about 20 minutes. An effective public speaker understands that their non-verbal behavior tells more than the words they say. It can be a way of connecting with your audience.