Visual, Vocal and Verbal- 3V’s
The three V’s- Visual, Vocal and verbal are considered as the most important elements in public speaking. Fine, that we have started this in the most traditional way.. let us see the ratio of importance!
It is best suggested that one should have 80% of visuals and 20% of content while designing a presentation. Giving presentation has a different ratio.
- Visual- 55%
- Vocal- 38%
- Verbal – 7%
Body language is proven and witnessed as a strength in public speaking.
Mirror practice and understanding the meaning of every word that one speaks strengthens the body language.
Questioning is a pivotal art implemented during a presentation. This questioning techniques instigates the thinking cells. If the questioning is in arrogant or deceiving manner, the whole show might lose the track.
We should never challenge the audience but challenge their thought process. This is effectively achieved through right body language.
WHERE CAN ONE OBSERVE THE POWER OF BODY LANGUAGE?
The best respondent is typically a child. Ideally from age 6-10. Children are very keen to listen when the person is warm and understanding. Not through words, but through the body language and the response that we show through our eyes, they understand such elements very easily.
Based on the response we can tweak our words and gestures.
Gestures is the movement of hands while we speak.
HOW TO ASSESS IF THE PRACTICE IS PERFECT?
Record a video of your session. Any day, you are the best judge. Be honest and correct the nuances and take the opinion on the video from your trusted ones. It really does not matter, if you show to one or many but it is important to seek for that opinion.
Do not be scared and defensive to criticism. Not every one is capable of telling the essential point in a loving way. Yet, draw that line between suggestion and sarcasm.
StudentsFocus hopes that these points are of use to you and with the trust that it provokes a thought of change!