Public speaking is very common yet difficult activity. To make a good impression, you should have great communication skills. Before talking in front of a big audience during your next meeting, presentation, etc., think whether you don’t resort to the annoying as well as useless verbal fits described below.
It’s a well-known fact that people face various difficulties connected with the oral speaking and developing effective communication skills. The most common troubles might be uttering the same word too often in a short period of time, using speech patterns that irritate the audience even without noticing or falling in love with a few expressions. If you do such mistakes that are related to public speeches, then whatever you endeavored to say will get lost.
Here you can find the most widely met problems regarding this issue.
- Saying the name of a certain person two times
This refers especially to the usage of your own name twice. If you state your double name in the same sentence it means that you want to say that your unusual and unacceptable behavior should be justified. For instance: “All I can say is that Emily is being Emily”. Even worse to say would be “…me being me.”
So, whenever you use such a verbal trick as a way to give a description of that particular person, you’re simply trying to make an excuse for bad behavior you would never accept from any other person.
What is more, everyone is familiar with that.
- Closing a discussion without any profound justification
Another common verbal tic is when you end a talk not providing any supporting phrases or backup. Bear in mind that while making a decision it is of a great importance to give the supported closure.
If you forget about this significant step, then it will undoubtedly lead to failure and misunderstanding.
- Pretending you are hesitating when, in reality, you are quite sure
In this case, people may make an attempt to show that they still have mind opened to new suggestions or points of view. They might be really 100% sure, however, pretending they can change their plans if something goes differently than discussed before. Remember, you shouldn’t say you are not sure unless you truly have a desire to reconsider certain viewpoints.
- Excessive use of one and the same word
As a result, people hear only this word, in spite of the fact that you want to tell them lots of other interesting information. For example, my boss used such phrases like “in other words”, “regarding” and “in general” almost in every single sentence. Sometimes he even managed to cram all of them into one sentence.
Falling in love with a word or a phrase will mean that your audience can become not only sick and tired of them, but will not even hear other words. Thus, you need to stop using such words or phrases. It will be hard, but only practice makes perfect!