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?
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.
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? Read on for more tips.
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.
To decide on the purpose of your speech ask yourself some questions.
Do you want to convey facts? Your purpose is to be informative.
Are you aiming to persuade? Your purpose is to be persuasive.
Is your purpose to bring about a change or create action? Your purpose is to motivate.
There 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.