- The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking’ is a volume that aspires at making its readers pro speakers, who can easily converse with people around them and make them, clearly understand their viewpoints. And in turn, become capable of also making others alter their respective viewpoints.
About the Book
The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie has put forward the most important factors of public speaking in such a way that it not only tells how to develop confidence while speaking but also directs how to master the art of delivery with expression.
About the Author
Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
Dale Carnegie, original name Dale Carnegie, (born November 24, 1888, Maryville, Missouri, U.S.—died November 1, 1955, Forest Hills, New York), American lecturer, author, and pioneer in the field of public speaking and psychology of the successful personality.
Why Public Speaking is important?
Public speaking is an important skill that anyone can acquire and develop. It is also the best method of overcoming self-consciousness and building confidence, courage, and enthusiasm. Read the magical ways that will help you in speaking effectively.
You will surely improve your stage presence, fight stage fear, and various means to vitalize your talk. Also, develop confidence, and most importantly, you will learn how to communicate.
Here are the following ways:
1. Keep your goal before you for Effective Speaking
Project yourself into the future and work towards bringing that projection into reality.
Think of a positive outcome to happen before the stage performance. This will give you the confidence to deliver your speech as you have visualized a good result such as applause from the audience. Therefore keep the goal positive in your mind and work towards attaining that.
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it
– William James
2. Prepare in an upright way
The most effective way to speak is to give up the habit to memorize the speech word to word. This will only waste your time and energy and it is most likely that you will forget and go blank on the stage if you have memorized everything.
3. Develop confidence for Effective Speaking
It is through the quality of the speech that you express your individuality which is your essence.
Speak about your experience or study. Speaking about yourself will come smoothly and will build confidence in you. Talk bout your success and the knowledge you have gained through your studies. These kinds of the talk will build confidence in you.
4. Choose subjects that you are earnest about
Choose a subject considering the speech triangle. The triangle consists of Speech, Speaker, and Audience. So it’s not only about you if have to be audience-centric for the speech to be liked by them.
Learn More -> Know More -> More Earnest and Enthusiastic
5. Limit your subject for Effective Speaking
Always remember, a speaker makes his audience feel what he feels. You must relive your experience with the audience in a precise way. Within the limit of sentences transmit the strong message required. Do not speak everything unrequired.
Restrict your subject to fit the time at your disposal.
6. Arrange your ideas in a sequence for Effective Speaking
Arrange your ideas in a logical sequence based on time or space. What you can do is arrange them in past, present, future whenever possible as it always gives a feeling of story or movie to the audience.
Tip: Always enumerate your points before you make them.
7. Make the points brief, specific and actionable
Use this for your speech construction. Start your speech by giving the details of your examples such that it revolves around the big idea.
Secondly, in a specific manner tell exactly what you want your audience to do, and lastly, highlight the benefits that listeners will get after performing the task.
THe briefing points and making it actionable formula is an effective one for effective communication.
8. Compare the strange with familiar
Do not use technical or unfamiliar words mostly like all the people in the audience would not be aware of all complex words and their meaning. So keep it familiar with whatever you want to convey through your speech.
THis will grab the attention of the audience and they will like to hear you further as they are understanding what you are trying to say.
9. Fill your talk with illustrations and examples
Fill your talk with illustrations and examples as visualization has the power.
1. Humanize your talk
2. Personalize your talk using names
3. Specify details in your talk
4. Dramatize your talk using dialogues
5. Vizualize by using familiar words that create pictures
10. Make your audience a partner in your talk
Try to make your audience a partner in your talk:
To persuade, inform, convince and entertain.
Put your heart into speaking to attract the minds of the hearer while listening.
11. Don’t try to imitate others be yourself for Effective Speaking
Do not lose your Uniqueness
12. Seize every opportunity that comes your way
represent your office
Become a Scout leader
Teach a Sunday Class
Discover your potential to the fullest. Lastly, Speak, speak and speak.