PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a well-regarded and respected medical professional, Dipnarine Maharaj
has given many presentations regarding his work and findings to large audiences. During these speaking engagements, Maharaj learned exactly what keeps an audience engaged. Due to his own experience and interest in public speaking, he is issuing comment on a new piece
from Fast Company that highlights common public speaking do's and don'ts.
For those looking to engage the audience, making connections with the group is a must. Regardless of how large or small the audience is, good eye contact helps to keep everyone listening to the presentation remain engaged and interested. A person speaking to a smaller group might consider addressing audience members by name. Thus, personal presentations are far more impactful than generic addresses, which tend to leave the audience members feeling as if they could leave without the presenter noticing.
"It doesn't matter how formal or casual a speech is, if the audience does not feel connected to what is being said, they will quickly tune out the speaker. A presenter should get comfortable making eye contact and engaging the members of the audience in order to further retain their attention. Even formal presentations benefit from a touch of personality," explains Dipnarine Maharaj.
Anecdotes are another terrific tool for making a speech stand out. While the address may require facts and figures, adding in stories helps to keep the audience's attention. People generally respond better to stories about other people than they do to long lists of statistics. A successful presentation has a mix of facts and real life examples that pertain to the message that the speech is attempting to deliver. The best communicators act almost as storytellers.
Regardless of the setting or circumstances surrounding the speech, authenticity is always appreciated. Audience members want to hear from other people, not robots. For this reason, real emotions and facial expressions are essential to keeping the address interesting.
A person who truly conveys their passion and belief in a topic has the ability to instill these thoughts within the people they are addressing. Adding enthusiasm and life to the speech is one of the most important parts of successfully speaking in public. This kind of excitement is infectious and will leave the audience feeling invigorated and energized.
"The subject of a speech does not matter, because public speaking techniques are universal. A person who begins an address well prepared, enthusiastic, and connected with the audience will find that the reception to the speech is most often favorable. It's important that a speaker is able to combat any nerves in order to give a talk that is personable and energetic," explains Dipnarine Maharaj.
Dipnarine Maharaj is accredited in hematology, with a specialization in oncology and bone marrow transplantation. He is proud to reach out to others with regard to topics on hematology and oncology. Throughout the course of his successful career, he has addressed groups of students and licensed professionals throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the field with others.