How to Communicate Effectively to an Audience
When you speak to a crowd, communicating effectively means that your delivery is positive and confident so that your message comes across effectively. Use the tips in the following list to convey your points:
Speak up so others can easily hear you, especially in group situations.
Make your message as concise as possible; wordiness is not needed or wanted.
Use language in the best way possible to make your points.
Talk with your hands and use them to emphasize your key points.
Be direct and honest with people as a consistent practice.
Provide steady eye contact with your listeners to engage their attention when you talk.
Maintain an alert body posture when you speak to put life behind your message.
Pause to gather your thoughts so you avoid extraneous sounds, such as um that clutter your message.
Focus on getting solutions when you talk about problems.
Be sincere: People respond best to those who are genuine and respectful in their delivery.