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By being aware of people’s reactions, and looking at everyone, you are forming part of a communicating relationship with the whole group. This sense of interacting with the audience, not just of confronting them with words, is the basis of effective speaking. Feeling with them Having identified your audience, and thought through its likely attitudes, try to feel understanding for them. Empathy between audience and speaker is a vital ingredient of successful spoken communication. Avoid feelings of hostility, distaste or anger towards your audience’s known attitudes.
It is much easier to talk to a homogeneous group, and you are more likely to be able to galvanize their interest and enthusiasm. Another factor is the way in which in larger groups, size brings pressures to bear on the individuals in the audience as well as on the speaker. The effect of size is to make individual listeners more nervous about speaking up, during question or discussion times. But ‘unhappily it is not always the right people who are silenced…the weight of the group may act like an ox sitting on the wrong tongues.
But even when careful preparation has been made, there is one further element in the equation. Watchful attention to the way the audience is reacting during the talk itself will give you a chance to correct mistakes, and fine tune your judgements about what does and does not need saying. The feedback the speaker gets from his audience while he is talking is the last component of effective speaking. Many naive speakers ignore the signals from the audience completely. They may not even be looking at the audience, but be gazing nervously at their feet, or staring airily at the ceiling.
Effective Speaking: Communicating in speech by Christophe Turk