Public speaking is an art. You need to understand your audience so well that the connection can be felt immediately. The judgment of a speaker to be good or bad is solely done by the spectators – some like the way speakers talk, some like the way they present themselves, and some just like their vibes. But no matter what, a speaker’s effectivity is decided by the audience only. Have you ever seen a comedian directly charging the audience asking why they didn’t laugh on a particular joke; well, it’s a trick to grab their attention to the stage.
You might be thinking that I am joking here. How come audiences decide on this? What are the proofs for such a statement?
Native & Foreign Language
First, tell me one thing. Do you agree that there is a clear difference in the style of speaking when you talk in your native language and when you don’t! Well, the same goes for public speakers as well. International speakers have recalled how they had made blunders or how international audiences had not taken their speech into account because of not using the foreign language properly. We mostly tend to structure everything with our own norms, and public speaking is not an exception to that. When talking about the English language, researches have proved that speech evaluation differs from native to foreign audiences.
Gesture & Approach
The effectivity of public speaking might differ from one audience to another. How well the audience will feel connected will vary depending on the gestures made, the organization, or the topic. People expect different approaches to speech based on the culture they are brought up. Some speeches tend to be more structured with a proper introduction, explanation of the incident or the body, and a conclusion. On the other hand, some speeches are built around stories, which provide real-life examples to make audiences understand the matter better.
The entire world doesn’t like a single topic. Thus the liking of your audiences will differ depending on the topics you choose, as well. The favorite topic for MLM marketers is about money, where many, out there, do not like to talk or listen about it. So, before you prepare for your public speaking appearance for the next time, evaluate the culture you will addressing so that the effect remains good.
There are cultures that take humor as an insult. So, if you keep a humorous approach in such places, chances are high that you will be instantly rejected by the audience.
The best way out for providing your audiences with a good experience is by evaluating the people alike to your target listeners. Understand what kind of speeches they like, and prepare accordingly. Also, practice makes a man perfect; so, before going live on the stage, make sure you speak with confidence without fumbling.
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