Speaking in front of a group of people or an audience, whether big or small, is both an opportunity and a privilege, so those fortunate enough to be in this situation should best know how to give a compelling speech that will make a positive impact.

There are public speakers who fail to inspire or move their audiences because they lack certain skills or personality aspects to positively influence others. Sometimes, the content of their message is not interesting or engaging, or the actual speech itself is not well-written. It could be said that the opportunity to speak in front of a captive audience is wasted or not maximized in these instances.

A compelling speech, first of all, should have a compelling and powerful message. When one is given an opportunity to speak his or her mind, it is an opportunity for that person to make a point about an issue. Alternatively, it is an opportunity for that person to emphasize or spread positive and encouraging messages. He or she should make the audience feel good about themselves, or see the positive side to a problem or adverse situation. This way, their minds and hearts are engaged and there is a great feeling of unity or rapport within the public gathering.

Of course, the way these messages are written out in the actual speech is very important. Grammar and language, needless to say, should be impeccably correct. There are professional speech writers and communication experts who can do this best. Sometimes, a public speaker has a natural ability or charisma for speaking in front of an audience, but he or she may not be the best person to write the speech. Public speakers should learn when to delegate or trust communications advisers and writers on matters of the written word.

Those keen on being great public speakers can learn how to give a compelling from famous politicians, orators, and other public figures in history. Students most especially can benefit a lot from studying video clips or audio recordings of famous speeches made in history, such as that of Martin Luther King, Jr. for instance, or John F. Kennedy. Arguably, these people are some of the most influential and highly regarded figures in history who were masters at giving compelling orations.

One would notice a lot of positive traits and attributes in those people who have been known to be great and compelling public speakers before us. They speak in a loud, clear voice that is not intimidating, but powerful and firm. They gesticulate carefully, using actions to emphasize key words, phrases or ideas in their message. They face the crowd with an erect and powerful stance, and they address the entire crowd by looking in every direction with incremental eye contact with various attendees.

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Adam Cumberland
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