Public Speaking: The Power of the Pause

Public Speaking_The Power of the Pause

Today I offer you a tip for public speaking: the power of the pause. This is a great tip from Brian Tracy.

If your aim is to be successful then mastering the art of public speaking is an essential skill you must develop.

If you’re a successful, high profile individual you can’t avoid speaking in public, at least occaionally. However much you might try to resist it I’m afraid it’s like trying to hold back the tide. It can’t be done.

However I recognize that public speaking can be a bit daunting even for people who are otherwise quite confident.

So if you lack confidence in this area then don’t worry. You’re not alone I promise you. Most people feel just like you do when they find themselves standing in front of a crowd faced with the expectation that they’ll be able to say something meaningful and present it in an interesting and engaging way too.

Key to being interesting is developing your public speaking technique. The more you practice and develop your technique the more confident you’ll feel when you step up to the lectern.

One way to improve your public speaking technique is to learn from some of the best speakers around and then copy what they do. And Brian Tracy is an excellent speaker worthy of study. Personally I find him both interesting and inspiring.

So if Brian has something to say then listening to him is worthy of your time I believe.

In the short but excellent video embedded with this post, Brian Tracy offers some useful advice on the subject of public speaking. In particular using the power of a pause to emphasize or reinforce a point being made.

An important element of public speaking is making sure that the underlying messages resonate with your audience. If they take away three or four powerful messages then you’ll have done your job and done it well.

If you want to improve your public speaking skills then I recommend you watch this video.

You’ll learn some helpful tips, as well as one of the little known secrets used by top public speakers.

Once again I must say, Brian’s short video is well worth a few minutes of your time.

Further Reading:

There are some excellent books that will help you with developing your public speaking technique. Four books you should explore are as follows:-

  1. Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo
  2. TED Talks: The official TED guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
  3. Speak So Your Audience Will Listen: 7 Steps to Confident and Authentic Public Speaking by Robin Kermode
  4. Public Speaking: How to Lose the Stage Fright and Win the Audience by Collin C Young

These are all excellent books on the subject, particularly the two associated with TED Talks.

TED have some of the finest speakers you’ll hear anywhere, so you’ll definitely learn something from them.

You can explore these books by clicking on the links above.

Go ahead and do it now whilst it’s all fresh in you mind.

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