There are few rules for being recognized a good speaker, and this is specially true for Indians working in a global environment. Here are four basic rules:
- Put the core message on the top. Speed is necessary here, to cut the latte factor and come right to the point.
- Use well chosen, appropriate & meaningful words. Best if you can finish your message in 20 words or so. If you notice – best executives can tell big things in 10 words or less.
- Modulate the voice appropriately. It matters.
- Moderate the rate of speech (average 160 words/min)
Now, once you master the basic part – there are advanced techniques who consider speaking nothing less than art. Use proper metaphors, stories, humors, phrases etc. to make the message interesting, memorable and comprehencing.