The skills of eloquence will become a trump card in a pocket for any person.
At university, students oftentimes have to speak to the audience, so the curriculum provides for the study of oratory as a separate subject. But if suddenly the art of public appearance does not stay in your diploma, then we recommend you to familiarize yourself with its basics on your own or attend optional courses.
The skill to communicate with the audience will help you a lot in your life. If you need to write a dissertation, then do not forget that later you will have to defend it. If you need to say a toast or a congratulation, then you have to make it enjoyable. If you need to make a bargain, then the right words during the talks are worth their weight in gold. Wherever you go, the oratorical abilities are required and appreciated everywhere.
Oratory is an ability that gives you a tremendous power of influence, whether it’s a thousand of the audience or one interlocutor. Usually, a student who owns the skills of eloquence is perceived by classmates (as well as by teachers) as a leader. He can perform at a concert, it is easy for him to convey to the group important information from the dean’s office and to throw in a right word for someone to the teacher, and also manage to get good grades for themselves, having no more knowledge of the subject than others. Such students stand out from the crowd, and it’s hard not to notice them. Public love them and strive for them. What’s their secret?
It happens that people learn foreign languages, but in their native language cannot understand each other. But in the exam, for example, on your pitch and ability to openly express your thoughts depends how the teacher will assess you. He is also a live person, and you need to learn how to simulate your voice, tone, speech, not to cause instinctive antipathy of the interlocutor, but make your statement clear, intelligible, convincing.
Frequently, communication comes to nothing because of ignorance of stylistic norms, due to poor diction, incorrect tone, inability to express your thoughts briefly and clearly, to build a speech logical, failure to listen attentively to the interlocutor or to choose the appropriate moment for conversation. Unconscious dislike of the interlocutor is frequently caused by such things, which we do not suspect: a tedious style of presentation, a mentor’s tone or a barely audible monotonous voice, a provocative or untidy style of dress, closed or sharp gestures, an incorrect kinesic. In such cases, all your accurate judgments and specific arguments are likely to be not perceived adequately.
Speaker also needs to be able to cope with anxiety, be erudite and have a well-trained voice. Also, it is essential to own speech improvisation, answer questions, keep in touch with the audience and much more other. Most of the described skills, which altogether form oratory skills, you can learn. To do this, it is essential to work on yourself, to understand, analyze and reform the unsuccessful moments of your own and others’ public appearances and, most importantly, to train your skills in practice.