There are so many tips over the internet that can help you become a great speaker. In most cases, these tips are going to encourage you to be upbeat, presentable and would advise you to practice and plan for your speech, modulate your voice very well and so on.
To catch interest, please or to amuse – an audience who is entertained is a lot more receptive to stimulus. It is opening their minds and the audience will simply take in anything that the speaker has for them. With this being said, entertainment is extremely important element for a good and effective delivery of a speech.
The question is, what does it really take to really entertain a crowd? Do you need to be enthusiastic or funny or what? As a matter of fact, there’s no definite manner to how you can be entertaining. There are literally tons of ways that you can do this but there are general pointers to remember. These aren’t strict rules but universal guidelines that could give you with wider understanding regarding how you can entertain audience while giving speeches. Each and every speaker has their own style. You need to explore your personal approach because as time goes by, your personal methods are still proven to be the best.
Also, everybody loves to hear a wonderful story. Who does not? Regardless of the ethnicity, age or gender, people with the ability to hear and understand are always fond of listening to awesome stories. The audience would want to hear about stories that they could relate themselves to and find lessons from it as well. Stories particularly those that are derived from real-life events are very much appreciated by listeners. Humans naturally are gossip-hungry and we are wired instinctively in seeking knowledge either from products of fiction or factual events. This is one of the many reasons why we do love watching movies and news.
When it comes to public speaking, you have to learn how to tell a story that is relevant to the theme. Your stories have to be filled with lessons and also, should teach audience with something that’s valuable. True stories are always the best when it comes to this situation. In the event that your stories aren’t appropriate, then it may embellish a bit. At the end of the day, the goal is to prove your points by telling engaging and entertaining stories. No one needs to know whether or not it is true.
Laugh at yourself, the audience will laugh at you. Whether you believe it or not, by laughing at yourself, it is going to set a mood of inadequacies and acceptance. It will additionally relieve tension in the air and give audience consent to be candid or be themselves. By the time that the speaker realized that what’s in front of them are humans like him or her, then the audience will tend to trust and be engaged even more.
Then while doing all this, just make sure to have fun and be natural. Your audience can sense if you are stressed and worried.