Thursday, June 14, 2012

Presentation Skills - Artful Vocabulary

Having a healthy vocabulary can make the difference in getting a job, a successful marriage proposal, writing that report that management raved about or giving a great presentation.  Words can certainly open doors if used wisely.

Public Speaking Tip:

“Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.”

There are many ways to increase and improve your terminology and reading is the prime vocabulary educator.  Take 15 minutes before bed and read something that gives you a little challenge and broadens your personal lexicon.  Jot down the couple of new words that you come across and look up their definition if necessary.  The next morning challenge yourself to use those terms at some point throughout the day.

Using the built in thesaurus in your word processing software is a great way to discover artful language and avoid repeating the same word several times in a short period.  Choose a term that you could possibly use in your day to day work/daily activities.  Building a great vocabulary within the aspects of your life will make them easy to remember and create a wonderful impression.

Grab one of those “365 New Words-a-Year” desk calendars as another way to build your communication skills.  Besides acquiring a great glossary, you will be tough to beat in that next Scrabble match! 

So the next time you have something to say, say it brilliantly.

1 comment:

  1. Developing the confidence and capability to give good presentations, and to stand up in front of an spectators and speak well, are also extremely helpful competencies for self-development and social situations.