What makes a public speaker effective?
-Having confidence in what they are saying.
-Not speaking too slow or too fast.
-Being able to look up from the paper and engage with their audience.
What do you think makes a successful speech or presentation?
– Having visuals if you have access to a screen.
-Being loud enough
-Weaving facts or statements into a speech instead of just listening to them.
-Don’t just read off of a slide show.
One of the best presentations I’ve seen was a man who discussed the different privileges a person could have. He got his point across by acting as different people who have faced obstacles or bullying due to their identity. It stuck with me because it was a different approach to a presentation and his acting was incredible as well as the realistic scenarios his characters dealt with.