FROM TUTORS/MENTORS TO STUDENTS
TIP 1:HOW ARE YOU DRESSED?
Is your school uniform neat and pleasing to the eyes?
It should look comfortable for you and the eyes of your audience too.
It should suit the occasion. Don’t feel shy to find out from your teacher or the organizers how others will be dressed. Will it be school uniform or formal/ informal dressing?
It is expected that general rules for students would make you avoid ,make-up,special hair-do and glittery ornaments. The simpler and neater the better!
TIP 2:HOW IS YOUR POSTURE?
Smile, look friendly, comfortable, straight and poised.
Don’t swing, shift or jump
Don’t lean forward / backwards, or put your weight on podium.
Body in attention, hands and feet at ease is the general idea.
TIP 3:HOW ARE YOUR GESTURES?
Make your hands free and mobile but not too much.
Make a habit of starting your speech with hands held lightly in front (to avoid nervous gestures).
Once you are comfortable allow them freedom because gestures add effect to your speech.
TIP 4:HOW IS YOUR EYE CONTACT?
Look in the eyes of your audience without staring at any except, maybe, for recognition
Move your eyes in slow smooth cycles to cover the entire audience including those in the room corners.
It catches attention. It creates rapport and it gets you some affection and maybe some applause.
TIP 5:HOW IS YOUR VOICE?
Modulate your voice. Use it to add emphasis etc. Use it to bring life into your speech
Variations come by changing loudness and tone as per moodof your words and theme of your speech.