Shameless Self Promotion

 

“Don’t brag!!”

“Stop talking about yourself.”

“Don’t praise yourself.”

“Don’t blow your own trumpet.”

We have grown up listening to all this stuff, haven’t we? People have been keen on teaching us lessons on humility. Actions speak louder than words, true, but if we don’t tell people what we can do we might not get the chance to perform the action. You have to selflessly promote yourself to come to notice of people. In this crowd of millions you have to screech and tell why you are the best.

These days everybody is busy in shameless self promotion through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and what not. Everybody is busy whistling about the self everywhere. Everywhere you hear ‘I’, ‘I’, ‘I’ and ‘I’ or ‘my’, ‘mine’, ‘my new car’, ‘my new bride’, ‘my vacation’, ‘my new house’, ‘my new job’,  ‘my new college’ and of course ‘my new pic’.

Everybody likes to have attention, which is why pictures are changed on Facebook several times just to seek attention and promote oneself. People yearn for more and more likes, shares and comments. These things are very flattering and boost ones ego.

Who doesn’t promote oneself?

Modiji does it so does Obama, Trump etc. These people use various media to promote themselves ranging from FM, video-conferencing, Social media, print media etc.

Irrespective of age, gender, nationality, race etc., people are promoting themselves.

If you want to be a leader of your field, if you want to be great then be ashameless self promoter‘.

Never doubt yourself, rather promote yourself. Feel good about yourself and tell good about yourself. This would energize you. Shameless self promotion works everywhere, be it the promotion you want. Ask your boss to give you promotion by making him realize how important you are for the organization. Ask that pretty girl out with full confidence, be a self promoter. Want a job?  Promote yourself in front of the interviewer. Focus on success rather than failure. No one would come to you to give you a job or raise you yourself have to go and ask for it.

I keep on doing shameless self promotion. People call it arrogance, but I don’t bother. I am running India’s oldest public speaking course with over 10 successfully running centers across Delhi NCR.

Wait I just shamelessly promoted myself. Is it difficult? No it is not. You have been doing it since infancy. As an infant you knew how to grab attention of your mother by starting to cry loudly. Life is short, don’t wait for things to come to you, go and ask for it. Tell why you deserve it. Choose the best place where you can shine. 

To be a good self promoter you need to be a good communicator as well. A good communicator can sell oneself better. Communication is art of conveying your message in the most appropriate and effective form.

Thus, improving on your communication and speaking skills you can become a better and more confident ‘shameless self promoter ‘. You can always join my classes and get tutorship of the best in the business to improve your communication.

Oh!!I just shamelessly promoted myself again!!

See how easy it is!!

So pick up yourself and tell the world who you are.

[Click below to watch the video for this post in Hindi.]

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING: PREPARATION AND DUTIES FOR THE MASTER OF CEREMONY

30. Duties of Master of Ceremony

The primary responsibility of the Master of Ceremony is to serve as a gracious host. An ideal MC is a person who has poise, presence and who can command the interest of an audience.

The Master of Ceremony is responsible for ensuring that the event runs smoothly and on time.  It is his duty to see to it that all important people are introduced in professional manner. Being a successful Master of Ceremony requires preparation and ability to adjust to the situation to ensure a successful event. Here are some of them:

  1. Review the program in advance and learn how to pronounce names and titles of performances/ performers.
  2. Arrive early to check with the registration desk to see who has checked in.
  3. Make sure the performers are in the building and ready to perform.
  4. Have an agenda or a detailed script, jokes, information appropriate to the contest, about yourself, bridging material, judging information..
  5. The key to the success of any public speaking event: Start on time and end on time.
  6. Be prepared. Be aware that anything can happen and have a plan to address problems that might occur. You need to be resourceful, creative, and able to respond to problems without panic.
  7. Introduce yourself pleasantly and cheerfully.
  8. Welcome the audience present; introduce the program and remind them the reason for the event.
  9. The main duty of the MC is to get the attention of the audience.  Often a clever gimmick can be worked out to get their attention.
  10. Outline the upcoming program briefly.
  11. An MC can make or break any public speaking program, so it is up to you how you conduct it.
  12. An MC should dress according to the program that he is going to conduct.
  13. Main job of an MC is to talk to the crowd. Being an MC, you are keeping them informed about the public speaking ceremony, and giving the featured individual time to prepare to go onstage.
  14. Eye contact with the listeners is important. Look at the listeners while you speak. Listen and look out for their advice like you do in other public speaking ceremonies.
  15. Use more of humour, proverbs, quotes and stories. These should fit well with the topic and the people you are introducing.
  16. Wear a smile for the entire event. If you keep smiling, this will show that you are enjoying and having a good time. It will also help you to be at ease and even the audience. If you are getting nervous then think of some happy and funny situations and start discussing them with the listeners. This would also add to your personality.
  17. Eye contact is essential.  Watch and listen for feedback from your attendees. This depicts a confident personality.
  18. Thank the upcoming speakers and lead the applause for them and the organisers of the public speaking experience.
  19. At the end, thank the audience and mention some highlights of the event.
  20. Being a Master of Ceremony states: “Close the event with as much enthusiasm as you opened the event.”  At the end of the session it is customary to thank the speakers and thank all who attended for their participation.  It is a good idea to include comments which summarize what was experienced or achieved in this public speaking event. Also, if anyone was of particular help to you in organizing and conducting the event, thank them publicly at this point.

“The perfect M.C. makes the audience feel they have profited from attending the function, and that they have also had a good time”. – Letitia Baldrige

Be prepared, have fun, and keep the event moving.  Don’t panic!

Leave your stage fright at home and impress everyone with your magical personality.

At ‘Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking you are provided training in Public Speaking, Personality Development and Presentation Skills. In this course you will be trained in all the above mentioned things and others that are needed to give an outstanding and memorable presentation. For more details on the course, contact us here.

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Tips on Preparing for a Group Discussion

Group Discussion Training by Anurag Aggarwal

Group discussion is considered as an important part of public speaking and also helps in judging one’s personality. Group discussion is an activity that is carried by 8 to 10 members in a group for 15-20 minutes (generally). It is the one of the most commonly used method to select the prospective candidates in a comparative perspective (like in job, admission in a university etc.).

In this, a topic is given to the group and then they are given 2-3 minutes to collect their views on that topic. Group discussion then starts and continues for approx. 15-20min. After that, evaluation of each member is done by the panelists and the selection is done.

Group Discussion judges your:

  • Content knowledge- You must have adequate knowledge about the given topic so that you can also points for logical arguments.
  • Communication skills- You have to be a good speaker as well as a listener as communication is a two-way process.
  •  Interpersonal skills- Formal language and mutual respect are considered.
  •  Leadership Skills- A good leader leads the group but at the same time allows the group to express their views.

Here are some tips while you prepare for a group discussion:

1) Adequate Subject Knowledge is Necessary: You should be aware of the most recent news and things happening around you, in the entire world. In-depth knowledge of the subject matter would give you even better place.

2) Keep Reading Widely and Wisely: Read passionately as it will help you in group discussions. Do not rely on last minute preparations.  Continuous reading will also enhance your vocabulary.

3) Be Awake about the Topics that are Repeated: Some topics are repeatedly used in Group Discussions with slight changes. Be aware of them well in advance so that you can prepare them well. Some of such topics are terrorism, gender inequality, root cause of corruption, poverty, reservations in educational institutions etc.

4) Select Magazines that are Rich in Content: Many magazines are just full of advertisements. Don’t go for them. Select the ones which have more knowledgeable contents.

 5) Work on your Communication Skills: Good vocabulary and good command over English can help you earn more points. Rehearse before the final day. You can do it by sitting with your friends or colleagues and choosing a topic for discussion.

6) Listen to the Topic Carefully: Listen to the topic and understand it first before starting to speak. Be attentive and observant. Sometimes, even the simplest of the topics may be presented in a different manner to puzzle you. So listen carefully and then structure it on a sheet of paper. Write the key points that you would like to mention during group discussion. Avoid deviating from the topic.

7) Be the First and also the Last to Speak: Initiating a GD is an advantage as it shows your leadership skills and confidence. And so is with ending it. Grab the opportunity to close the discussion by summarizing it or concluding it.

8) Listening Skills are Important: Group discussion is not only about speaking. You must listen to others also.  Give others a chance to speak and listen to them carefully. Acknowledge the speaker by nodding your head or saying you agree. This would show that you are listening to him/her attentively and that you are active in the discussion.

9) Body Gestures are Essential: Your body gestures speak a lot about you and the panellists are continuously observing them. Make sure to sit straight and attentively. Do not play with your pen or a key ring or any other thing. Do not get disturbed by any kind of distraction.

At ‘Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking you are provided training in Public Speaking, Personality Development, Presentation Skills and Communication Skills. In this course you will be trained in all the above mentioned things and others that are needed to have outstanding communication skills.

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PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: Anger Management Tips

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: Anger Management Tips

Anger is a natural emotion which is always followed by a feeling of emptiness. This is so because when you are angry, you lose out on your mind and so you are left vacuous.

“Anybody can become angry – that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody”s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle

Communication skills are the most important assets to have goodwill in the society and anger is something that prevents us from doing so. Anger is an obstacle in our personality development and deteriorates our personality. An angry person tends to lose his peace of mind and thus people want to avoid the person because of his uncomfortable presence. Anger is accompanied by many psychological changes as well. It leads to increased heart beat, rise in blood pressure which harms the body and thus personality development hampers.

Anger arises when you think that something is going off track, something is not in right place, something is not happening as per your wishes.

Anger is not the basic problem, but managing anger is the main issue we people face. Most of us do not know what steps should be taken while you are angry. If the problem of poor anger management perceives for a long time it may lead to domestic abuse, workplace violence, addiction to smoking, drugs etc. It may also lead to physical problems in the long run. An angry man also has a poor memory. Your anger lets you lose your mental balance.

To combat anger it is very important to understand the reason behind it. Then only you would be able to treat it in the right direction. We generally try to look out for things that give us pleasure and we get obsessive to grab it. We want to possess something we desire and this desire to possess is the root of anger (in most cases). Till the desire is fulfilled, anger supports our struggle. Anger may also arise on a small situation like hitting your foot against bed. At this point, you think why did I get that, where was I wrong, do I actually deserve being hurt? All the questions may start troubling your mind with a small thing of being hurt by the bed. In such situation, when you have the feeling of anger within you, you would either express it or suppress it.

Suppressing anger can surely help to a certain extent but when to try doing it again and again, whatever the situation may be, you may find yourself in a state of depression or you may have constant headache and other mental problems. By suppressing your anger you may think that your anger is under control but one day you would find that you would just burst in anger because you have been suppressing your anger for so long.

Anger must be expressed but it should be done in such a way that it gives a healthy result and resolves the problem.

TIPS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT

1.  Before reacting to any situation in anger, take a few deep breaths and count backwards from 100 to 1. This would make you feel relieved of anger. You will feel relaxed mentally and physically. Also, you will get time to analyze the problem and find a solution to it.

2.  Shouting at family or friends, slamming the door would only ignite the anger even more. Move away from people or place that made you angry. Buy a punching bag, a stress bursting ball and make the best out of them.

3.  Avoid speaking with anyone when you are angry. Once you have calmed down, you can now express your feelings and concerns in an assertive way. At this point of time, you will not be hurting anyone. It’s better to remain quite in some situations and in others you must think before speaking. Involve yourself in the situation, collect your thoughts you want to express and say it in the right way so that you do not have to regret in future.

4.  Involve yourself in some physical activity. Go for a brisk walk, run or do some sport. Your energy would be utilized in this way and you would end up feeling happier and relaxed.

5.  Anger management is not a child’s play so do not hesitate to seek help from others on this matter. Look out for anger management classes, counselling, and workshops by professionals. It is better to ask for help from others rather than hurting people around you.

Anger adversely affects your public speaking skills, communication skills, presentation skills, personality development and not to forget, your health. Consequently, you must follow the above tips to manage your anger with affecting your public speaking, communication skills and personality development.

In the public speaking and personality development course offered by Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking, you also get assistance on anger management. For course details, visit www.anuragaggarwal.com

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT- Team Building Tips for Managers

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT- Team Building Tips for ManagersAn organization where every person works just only as an individual but as a team is assured to paces. As it is said “Team work works”. A company having individuals not able to work as a team, not able to cope with each other, unable to understand each other would just have a negative environment with not much growth.

Thus it is very important for a manager to look after all these issues and its his responsibility to create such an environment so that people can work as a team. If the manager finds some issues among the colleagues, he should solve them then and there so that it is not carried on for a long time and spoils the whole atmosphere of the company.

Making thousands of people with different attitude, different background and different culture is certainly a very tedious one but then, this is one of the things for which managers are appointed in the companies. It is the responsibility of the manager to evaluate the personality of various employees and then form a team.

Why Personality Is Important to Team Building?

Personality is an important consideration in team building based on the following points:

  1. How people work individually differs from person to person!
  2. How people work in a group or a team differs!
  3. Understanding your working technique and how others tend to work can help each of us to work together more effectively.

Here are some tips that would help managers to manage well and bring together the people as a team.

  1. Set clear and defined goals. The first and the foremost step that must be taken by the manager is to set clear, measurable and defined goals. Your efficiency in public speaking and communication skills will play a major role in this. Clear goals will the employees put their efforts in the same direction. And while working for the achievement of the same goal, people would also try working together. Managers must make sure to make the best use of your communication skills to communicate these goals to all the employees in a refined manner. Unclear goals will only create confusions and chaos.
  2. Conducting team building games and workshops. Workshops on team-building are designed so as to develop the spirit of working together in the employees. Many team building games and activities are also conducted in these workshops that arouse team spirit in the employees. Managers should take care that he is able to call up trainers who give such workshops.
  3. Provide continuous training. Learning is a never ending process. Employees may be knowing their job well but providing regular trainings would help them to keep themselves updated. Also the manager may make groups of people who would help each other in learning something new and worthwhile.
  4. Give some decision making power. The managers may give some decision making power to the employees looking after a particular project. But before giving such an authority to the employees, care must be taken that they are trusted and capable enough to take good decisions. Employees should not misuse such opportunities. The decision making power must be given in limits or it will create differences among the employees.
  5. Provide feedback. Whosoever the person may be, a feedback on his/her work is always looked forward up to. Feedbacks help each person in added personality development.  Feedback helps the employees in knowing even better the expectations of the manager, where they lack and their areas of improvement. This can be done better with open and frequent communication between the employees and the manager. This would also help in increasing the willingness to work together.
  6.  Rewarding the company as a whole. If rewards are given not to the employees as individuals but to the groups or teams, this would help in bringing in more enthusiasm for working as a team. Rewards are the best sources of encouragement so don’t forget them.
  7. Get-togethers. Keeping get-togethers, informal meetings and such things help people to know each other better and thus make it easier to work with one another. This also improves the communication skills of the employees. Discussions among the employees would be helpful in the attainment of the goal as they would understand each other better.

Working as a team always reaps good results. A company having employees working in teams would have a non-competitive environment that creates a positive working relationship among employees. An environment having positive vibes makes the employees work to their fullest with passion in achieving a common goal.

At ‘Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking you are provided training in Public Speaking, Personality Development and Presentation Skills. In this course you will be trained in all the above mentioned things and others that are needed to give an outstanding personality. For more details on the course, visit www.anuragaggarwal.com

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT- Eye Contact Skills

Eye Contact Skills by Anurag Aggarwal

A lot can be expressed from a person’s eyes. Eye contact skill is one skill that plays a major role in your communication skills, presentation skills and public speaking. For many people, making eye contact with others provides a feeling of understanding and openness. It is also difficult to lie while looking into a person’s eyes (there may be some exceptions). Having an eye contact with others while conversing shows your attention, depicts your self-confidence and expresses your sincerity. Different parts of the world may have different meanings of having an eye contact. Being able to use eye contact effectively can be a bonus for your public speaking and personality development and establishing close relationships with people.

Different situations demand different uses of the eyes. For instance, if you are arguing you must be able to hold your watch. If you are deferring, it is better to lower your eyes, if you in love with someone, it is good to stare into the other person’s eyes. If you try to avoid eye contact while making a conversation, it can indicate nervousness, and on the other hand, the other may feel uncomfortable if you make too much eye contact. Such a gesture might reflect over-confidence and disrespect. It is also advisable not to stare directly into the eyes of a person. If you are able to have an eye contact as per the need of the situation, it shows the best of your personality.

Every culture has its own rules and regulations for eye contact. Making eye contact by a man with a woman who is not related to her is not allowed in some cultures. In others, a woman is considered unrespectable if she makes an eye contact.

Also, different people have different ways of making an eye contact.

Some people make you uncomfortable by looking into your eyes intently. If you also fall in the same category then soften the stare by looking away at a gap of few seconds. But also make sure that you bring back your attention.

If you are of the kind that you feel uncomfortable with looking into someone’s eyes directly, then you may choose to look at the eyes area like eyebrows or the nose bridge. This would make your eyes go a little out of focus and you would not feel nervous.

If you gaze at a person every now and then while conversing, it gives him a sense that you are listening to him carefully. Also, if you add on some expressions like nodding and smiling, this would show your interest in the conversation. Keep changing your facial expressions while keeping your facial muscles relaxed.

Also, in different situations we make different kinds of eye contacts. Here are some ways to improve your eye contact skills in.
1. TALKING TO INDIVIDUAL– It is very good to maintain an eye contact while conversing with an individual but staring intensely at the other person may become a bit uncomfortable for some.
In such a case, you may break the eye contact after every 5-7 seconds. But at this time, do not look downwards as it may signal the end of conversation to the other person. Instead, you may look upwards or sideways so as to give an impression that you are thinking something. So when the listener would see this they’ll think you are trying to recall something and would keep listening.
2. TALKING TO A GROUP- While talking to a group, like we have to do in public speaking, see to it that you do not look at only one person. This would make others lose interest in your talk. Make sure to focus your eye contact with different members while switching from one sentence to another. This way, it would appear that you are talking to the whole group and everyone would be able to maintain interest.
3. LISTENING TO SOMEONE- While listening to someone, if you stare at the person speaking, he may not feel comfortable. You may look into the eyes and around the eyes from time to time so that the other person does not get conscious. Also, you can use some word along with eye contact like hmm, uh-huh etc. and you may also nod at some points. This would show that you are interested in the talk.
4. ARGUING- Holding the gaze in an argument shows your strength. The moment you look, you are defeated in the argument. Keeping silent and staring at the person trying to annoy you would help you to win the argument.

There may be many more situations needing different skills of eye contact. Try applying some of the above and you would see a positive change in your personality and public speaking.

At ‘Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking you are provided training in Public Speaking, Personality Development and Presentation Skills. In this course you will be trained in all the above mentioned things and others that are needed to have a charming personality. For more details on the course, call +91-9971776852 05 visit www.anuragaggarwal.com

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LETS BE TENSE FRIENDLY

The need for a language arises when we want to express ourselves or when we want to communicate with others. And for communication, we would certainly need a language that is understandable by all. And one such language in the present time is ENGLISH. It is well known that English is the official language of many countries and is a “lingua franca” of all people in the world. Thus it becomes important for every person to learn this language and to be able to communicate with people. But there exist a mental block that impedes learning the second language. It is therefore important to be relaxed, to be ready to take the risks in learning and to have a pleasant learning environment.

One acquires or “picks up” the second language (we are talking about English in particular) in much the same way as they acquired their first language that is by using it. When we learn any language we start it with short and easy sentences. Then comes vocabulary and grammar. The mother tongue always has an impact on the second language. While we are learning a language, it generally happens that we think of a sentence in our mother tongue and then translate it in the language that we are learning. This is acceptable for some time but we should not get into the habit of this.

To learn any language, it is very important to keep reading and listening. Magazines, newspapers, movies, radio shows, T.V. shows, interacting with people, and many more sources. And then it is utmost important to analyze yourself from time to time. Analysis should in be terms of how much progress you have made from the time you started or from the previous analysis.

There is no denying the fact that a language needs to be perfect and error free when you speak and write it for any type of communication and English is no exception. It has been seen that most of the people commit general mistakes in the language and that really hampers your image in the circle and society. To learn a language, we must know its vocabulary, pronunciation of the words and the correct usage of grammar. Even if we are short of vocabulary, we must not make any grammatical mistake in our communication. Grammar can be improved by continuous practice, listening and reading as mentioned above.

Most of us often make mistakes while using tenses. We are generally confused how to make a sentence with past tense, present tense or future tense. Here we would learn to be “tense friendly” through a video of Mr. Anurag Aggarwal. He has made the concept of tenses extremely simple and easy to grab.

Watch it and practice and practice and keep practicing.

At ‘Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking you are provided training in Public Speaking, Personality Development , Presentation Skills and Communication Skills. In this course you will be trained in all the above mentioned things and others that are needed to have outstanding communication skills. For more details on the course, visit www.anuragaggarwal.com

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TIPS TO IMPROVE ENGLISH AND THE INFLUENCE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

All of us occasionally have doubts over correct vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar etc. Many Indians strive to speak like British or American English. Worrying about all these issues, we often forget that our main emphasis should be on clear and concise communication rather than intimating others.

Learning is a lifelong process and English is no exception. Here are some handy tips to improvise on your English:

1. Read English magazines– Like books, if you can read two versions of the same magazine (Newsweek in your language and in English, for example), that could make understanding it much easier.

2. Watch the same film or TV episode over and over again– By doing so, you get to understand the foreign accent and pronunciation slowly and gradually. And one day you will start understanding these films in one go.

Also you may not know the meaning of some words but you can figure out its meaning from the context or you may look into the dictionary. It is not possible to know the meaning of every word.

3. Keep a list of vocabulary- Even if you don’t often find time to go though your vocab list and it keeps on building up, just the act of choosing which words you need to learn today and trying to use it several times in the day would help you memorize its meaning and usage. Linguists suggest that o know a word fully, we must use it atleast seven times in a day. So just experiment it.

4. Go through your vocab list several times every day– Keep a list of words you have learned so far and keep this list handy so as to recall the words whenever and wherever possible. And don’t just memorize them but try to use them then and there or create a situation to use them.

5. Keep a diary in English. This is a popular method of making sure you use English everyday for people who don’t often speak English and can’t think of things to write about. The fact that you are writing about real things that have happened to you means that any words you look up in the dictionary will be vocabulary that is useful for you and easy to learn.

6. Online chat– For people who don’t have the chance to speak English is online chat, as you have to think and respond quickly.

7. Read an English language newspaper– Subscribe for some good daily English newspaper. Now start reading the newspaper and as you go through it, keep a dictionary along with you to look for the meaning of unknown words. And again don’t forget to write these words in your vocab-list.

8. Record your own voice. For people who don’t have much or any correction of pronunciation from a teacher, recording yourself and listening to it makes it easier to hear whether you are really making the English sounds that you are trying to or not. Involve a friend if possible.

Also, fluency is often confused with speed whereas they both are different. Slowing your speaking pace may improve your clarity.

9. Use an English-English dictionary. Trying to use a bilingual dictionary less. Switching to a monolingual one can help you to stop translating in you head when you are speaking or listening, and other useful English vocabulary can come up.

10. Join some institute, debate club or some organization where you get opportunities to speak in English and where you also have people to correct you.

A public speaking course would help you the best as these courses have many participant and many activities are organized in such courses where you have to express yourself.

The advantages of public speaking

There are several clear advantages to using public speaking in learning a language. These are: practice with all four language skills (listening, speak­ing, reading, and writing), improved learning, and develop­ment of critical thinking skills.

Advantage 1: Public speaking  gives opportunities to practice all four language skills.

Presentation and debate tasks uti­lize and strengthen listening, speak­ing, reading, and writing skills. There is a strong focus on speaking as your language is vital in delivering a clear, coherent speech. Peer evalu­ation promotes careful listening, and is meaning­ful during debates if participants are required to question or respond to their classmates’ speeches. Addi­tionally, students will develop strong reading and writing skills during task preparation.

Advantage 2: Public speaking promotes learning.

Presentations are an ideal way for stu­dents to display their knowledge. Through their presentations, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. This type of task pushes students to take on a teaching role by explaining their topic to the class.

Advantage 3: Public speaking develops critical thinking skills.

Presentation and debate tasks promote a variety of critical thinking skills in addi­tion to specific language skills. Students are encouraged to question, develop and assess solutions to problems, compare and contrast.

Public speaking tasks require students to conduct research and develop support for their arguments. Once the students have identified a topic of interest, they may carry out an extensive search of materials using library and online search tools. Public meetings, news­papers, interviews, and narratives are great sources of evidence for both presentations and debates. The more the students try to gather information on their topic, the more get in touch with the outside world thus helping to interact with people and making them more confident.

Once they have gathered enough information, the students now start organizing it to make their presentation the best one.

These three advantages accompany both presentations and debates. Debates require more planning and involvement than presentations. In preparing for a debate, students practice reading and note-taking skills, and construct written arguments. Students will gain confidence in speaking and will learn to express themselves in clear and articulate ways.

Public speaking tasks are an easy way to enhance language learning. As people partic­ipate in lively presentations and debates, they develop increased motivation. They develop such skills through public speaking that can effectively transfer to future learning and employment contexts. Public speaking empowers stu­dents by allowing them to take charge of their own learning and to communicate their knowledge to others in authentic ways.

At ‘Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking you are provided training in Public Speaking, Personality Development , Presentation Skills and Communication Skills. In this course you will be trained in all the above mentioned things and others that are needed to have outstanding communication skills. For more details on the course, visit www.anuragaggarwal.com

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