Sincerity in Public Speaking

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Effective public speaking is not about acting. Rather it is a sincere communication of a person’s honest thoughts and feelings. A speaker should be fair with themself and others. If they want to act, they belong in a theater. There audiences expect pretense, but an effective  speaker should reveal their true self to audiences.
Listeners like to feel that a speaker is sincere, honest, and dependable. And usually, although not always, they can tell when he lacks those personal qualities. Regardless of how loudly a speaker shouts, “I am sincere, honest, and dependable!” or no matter how much they consciously tries to impress people with their virtues, their efforts will usually be fruitless unless those noble qualities are an ingrained part of theirpersonality. The very fact that a speaker tries consciously to impress their honesty upon an audience may be evidence that they lack this characteristic.

Therefore to be effective a speaker must be truly honest and sincere.

However, the honesty and sincerity is communicated to your audience by your actions and the words you use.

In Nick Moran’s blog post of May 12 2009 he discusses the 4 essentials of openess of language to use to communicate your real honesty and forthrightness.

The 4 essentials discussed are;-

Openess in intent

Openess in Responsibility

Openess in Framing

Openess in Agenda

The language you choose plays a big part in whether the audience believes in you and your message. Without communicating it to your audience, they will  not listen and you will not be effective. Your choice of language can make them think you are not being sincere and open with them even with the best intentons.

To find out more please click on the link below to take you to Nick’s interesting and informative post on how to use language to demonstrate your honesty and straightforwardness;-

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