The Importance of Saying Your Name Confidently

The Importance of Saying Your Name Confidently

When you say your name, how do you say it? Do you use a soft-spoken voice? Or are you loud and proud?It doesn’t matter if you are meeting someone for the first time, leaving a message on the telephone or introducing yourself to a group of people. How you say your name says a lot about you. Say your name meekly and you appear shy. Say your name too strongly and too loud, you may appear arrogant or over-confident or demanding.First, let us look at some facts about names. Names are carefully chosen by parents and sometimes pass from generation to generation. Some women choose to proudly take on the name of their partner or name their children with the partner’s surname. Names can have special meanings, depending on the cultural meaning. They are more than a jumble of letters. The name chosen for you tends to be special for you, and maybe a nickname or shortened version is a term of endearment or inclusion.Dale Carnegie, an American writer, lecturer and public speaker, once said “A person’s name is to him or her, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”Tone is the key to confidence. Introduce yourself with confidence. Ideally, you would like other people to say your name correctly and remember it.It is usual to hear people say “I’m . . .”, or “My name is . . .”. Sometimes you hear “My name’s”, contracting “name” and “is”.“I’m”, and not “I am”, usually used because it is brief and is part of our spoken language compared to the written word. Using the short version “I’m” allows the emphasis to be placed on the name which is the important part of the sentence.Here are examples: Hi. I’m Sue Smith. Hello, I’m Pam Spencer I’m Rachel Holding Hi everyone. I’m Alison Wong Hi, my name is Marnie Stuart is an example of someone saying. "My name is,” Using an example of the contracted name is My name’s Heidi Green
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How to Appear Confident (even when you’re not)

How to Appear Confident (even when you’re not)

Do you sometimes feel nervous and not confident? Does a lack of confidence affect your life and career? Often negative feedback or personal experiences contribute to the lack of confidence feelings.Over the coming few months Speaking Made Easy is going to provide you with some ways to build your confidence.First, learn how to appear more confident and actually feel confident. Looking more confident will assist you to get a better job, maintain healthy relationships and deeper connections with people. Empowering yourself will directly help you reach your goals. Being prepared and appearing confident will have a positive impact on the people you are meeting and any audience you may be facing. It will also improve your self-confidence.
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Conversation Secrets

Conversation Secrets

Conversation Secrets

Do you think you are public speaking if you are talking to one or two people? Perhaps you are speaking to five to ten people. Or do you need to have 20, 50 or 100 in the audience to consider being a public speaker?When talking to others, whatever the number of people, you are public speaking. You are speaking to another member of the public.Some people lack confidence to speak up and speak out when standing in front of a large crowd. Others find they don’t have the skills and/or confidence required for conversations.Many seem to make conversation look easy. We all know someone who is a non-stop talker. Watch politicians manipulate and direct conversations. Often we can have a good conversation on topics which are familiar such as personal matters, interests, hobbies and work-related subjects. Conversations can be easier with people we are close to or love.
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Speaking at Social Occasions

Social Speeches, Confident

Speaking at Social Occasions

How confident are you if you’re asked to say a few words at a social occasion? Many of us are not confident and shy away from standing in front of an audience.Whether you are speaking in front of teenagers, attendees at a 21st birthday, black tie dinner for an award ceremony, or presenting a eulogy for a departed friend, the recipe is the same as for any other speech.Begin with an opening which immediately commands attention. Develop the body in a logical sequence and conclude with an ending that leaves them laughing, crying, or both.As you know, there are various social speeches and some of the common ones are discussed below.
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Be Entertaining

Be Entertaining

To bring enjoyment and laughter to your audience makes any speech memorable. To present an entertaining social speech you also set a lighter tone for the occasion. What is an entertaining speech? An entertaining speech is one which is interesting, pleasurable and may be amusing to the audience. It has a clear message, as do informative, persuasive and motivational speeches; however, entertaining speeches are typically different. They are often delivered on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, dinner events, farewells and acceptance of awards. These can be referred to as social speeches or special occasion speeches. Entertaining speeches can also be used on mundane occasions to arouse the audience or to stir their emotions. Many effective speeches include elements of an entertaining speech as speakers use stories, anecdotes and other techniques to add humour to their message.
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Be a Compelling Motivator

Be a Compelling Motivator

Did you know that everyone is a motivational speaker? A mother may be asking a child to clean up their room or a finance manager giving a pitch to improve the company finances. You may be asking someone, or a team, at work to take action. We are all motivational speakers in everyday life as we continually ask someone else to do something. These are all motivational speeches.
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Persuasive Power

Persuasive Power

Do you work, belong to a community group or share time with family and friends? If you do, then you will be engaged in persuasion some of the time. What skills do you need for effective persuasion? Below are some tips for you.What is a persuasive speech? A persuasive speech is one which is used to change, reinforce or create attitudes and behaviour. Your aim is to educate and convince, or motivate an audience to do something. You are trying to sway the audience to adopt your viewpoint.A persuasive speech tells the audience: • Here is what I want you to do • This is why I want you to do it • I feel this way because . . . Effective persuasion uses accurate logic, appeals to emotions and involves trust.
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An Inside Look at Informative Speeches

An Inside Look at Informative Speeches

What is an informative speech? An informative speech is one which informs the audience by introducing a new topic or makes the audience more knowledgeable on a familiar topic. It intends to educate the audience on a particular subject. Content considerations Informative speeches can be about objects, processes, events and concepts. Your topic must be appropriate for your audience and aim to increase the audience’s knowledge or present new subject matter.
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Quickly, What Am I Going To Say?

Quickly, What Am I Going To Say?

Short notice speeches and impromptu speechesThere are many situations in our everyday lives when we may be called upon to speak at short notice or speak immediately. You could be at work, speaking to retail staff or a bank manager. You may be speaking to a stranger at the supermarket. Wherever you are, you can practice spontaneous and short notice speaking. The definition of short notice speaking is when you have some warning before you need to speak. Impromptu speaking is when you speak immediately, completely ‘off the cuff’. Don’t panic! There are techniques which can be used in these situations to make them manageable and, in fact, enjoyable.
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