Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Public Speaking - A sense of drama

London, UK

Presenters and speakers alike, are occasionally called upon to make a speech filled with a sense of drama. Something that captures the audiences imagination. Being dramatic is about what you say and how you say it ensuring that your body language says something as well.

Dramatic speaking, like being a presenter is very different from acting. An actor takes on the mantle of another. A presenter or dramatic speaker has to be themselves and convey to their audience a speech with a certain passion and pride so as to entertain the listener.

Holding an audience can be very difficult unless you are well-skilled in delivering speeches. Preparation and rehearsal are key to getting it right on the night.


Ellee Seymour said...

I was given some public speaking tips by the star of stage and screen Simon MacCorkindale yesterday. I must remember them for this evening when I am chairing my first meeting of Headway Cambridgeshire trustees. Wish me luck!

Ellee Seymour said...

Many congrats.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Good luck Ellee.

Mrs Smallprint said...

I think there is a lot of cross over between acting and public speaking. As soon as you rehearse your speech you start to build up the persona you wish to present to the world, this can be quite different from your normal self.

It's like telling the story to friends of a dramatic event in your life, with each repetition it becomes a little more embellished as more small details are added.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Tx for popping by Mrs S