Lesson 30º









After talking in public, it can be very useful if you ask those present to give their opinion on how the speech went.

You need to try and look for sincere, objective opinions in which people point out the strong points and areas that need improving.

It is also a good idea to record the speech.

This will allow you to analyze carefully all of the aspects: voice, language, gestures, movements, enthusiasm, security, etc.

You need to be rigorous in the analysis (although you must not over criticize) and detect the mistakes that you have made, their possible causes (lack of practice, unforseens, nerves, not knowing the material very well, etc) and see the possible measures to adopt to avoid them happening again.

You need to analyze the naturalness and fluency shown as they are key aspects to capture the public's interest.

If you have used support visuals you need to value what they were like (if they have enriched the speech, if they have helped capture the public's attention, if they have been used with confidence, etc).

It is also very useful to speak to experts and ask them for advice.

Every time you speak in public it will be the general rehearsal for the next occassion, and in each one you have to try and avoid committing the same mistakes as you did in the previous one.

You can only correct these mistakes if you know what they are.