For anyone who is involved in public speaking, conversational hypnosis and public speaking techniques are useful and effective tools. The article below written by Jennifer VanBaren, appearing on the ehow.com site suggests several easy ways to incorporate conversational hypnosis and public speaking techniques into your persuasive speeches.
“Persuasive speaking is a technique people use that is aimed at convincing or influencing the speaker’s audience. People who give persuasive speeches often embrace an idea, an attitude or an opinion about a topic and write their speeches in a way that causes the audience to react to it. Persuasive speaking has several key characteristics that set it apart from other types of speaking.”
“Persuasive speaking is always done in a way that focuses directly on the audience. The writer of a persuasive speech concentrates each point of the speech directly on influencing the audience to think a specific way. According to Austin Community College, persuasive speaking is a way of manipulating the listeners’ thinking.”
“Persuasive speaking primarily uses first and second person pronouns. This includes using “I,” “we,” “you” and “your.” By using these types of pronouns, the speaker refers directly to himself with the words he speaks and also talks straight to his audience by calling them “you.”
“A persuasive speech should present a clear and direct claim to let the audience know exactly what the speaker’s point of view is. A persuasive speech never gives the audience a chance to choose an opinion of the subject, but instead the speaker tries to offer only one position about the topic.
“When writing a persuasive speech, never deviate from your claim or stance on the subject. To convince the audience of your perspective, it is important to offer at least three support points. These points are strong pieces of evidence that prove your position is the best position to take.”
“Writers of persuasive speeches use various types of appeal to convince the audience. Ethos is a type of appeal where the speaker is qualified to speak about the subject. Ethos causes the audience to believe the speaker is an authority on the subject; it is obtained through the speaker’s qualifications, experience and knowledge.”
“Pathos is another type of appeal a speaker often uses. Pathos works by appealing to the audience’s emotions. To use this type of appeal, use illustrations, parables and stories with moral values. Logos is a different type of appeal that uses facts and figures to support the speaker’s position.”
Everyone can identify a good speaker when they hear one, the message and impact of the speech is clear, and memorable and the listener feels good and has learned something valuable. Conversational hypnosis and public speaking techniques really do work and the proof will be when you start getting more feedback and better results from your speaking engagements.