Good, bad and unexpected of Military life.
Blessed is the one who has got the gift of the gab because he can talk his way out of most of his troubles.
Where else can the above lines be more true than in Army, where the emphasis lies on the ultimate objective that if you can’t convince them, confuse them? For both convincing and confusing, what you speak is very important.
I’m writing this post for my friends who lack good public speaking skills or have stage fear, which ultimately becomes a problem for their selection in SSB or for that matter in any other field.
No one is a born leader but has made himself into one. The same is the case with thegift of the gab’. You are not born with it nor do you inherit it from your parents; but you present it to yourself. However, this is not a present you can buy off the shelf. It requires a lot of hard work and preseverance. Always remember that success is not a matter of luck but of hard work with a dash of luck.
Most of us do not consider ourselves as very good public speakers. However, it is by public speaking that we acutally project ourselves right from the narration we give in PPDT(SSB Screaning), group disccusion and lecutrate to girls we try and woo in our life. All those who find themselves wanting in this aspect, worry not, because I shall enumerate certain golder rules of successful public speaking.
To begin with, “your speech should be like a miniskirt; short enough to attract attention and long enough to cover the vital parts”.
Here are a few tips/do’s and don’t which will help make your miniskirt more attractive.
Increase your vocabulary by looking up words in the dictionary in the course of your reading. Readers Digest’s ‘Picturesque Speech’ also helps a lot.
Exude confidence at all times. Consider yourself no less than Hitlers, JFKs and the Manekshaws.
Know your audience well and don’t speak things that might go over their heads.
When speaking to a girl, try avoid your experiences of military /NCC camps. Instead, try and find somthing common like books, movies, jokes etc.
Humor is the key to success in both public speaking as well as to the lock to a lady’s heart.
Be generous with compliments.
Eye contact at all times is an absolute must.
Start off with something witty and different. It is here that the quotes you have collected may come in handy. As they say, ‘the first blow is half the battle won’.
Last but not the least, don’t hurt anybody’s sentiments. Be careful of what you speak beacuse, there is one thing in life you cannot retrieve – a spoken word.
Hope the above tips will make you a good public speakers and also get you the girl/boy of your dreams. After all, how many frogs does a girl kiss before she meets her prince! Hopefully you might be the lucky frog; all you have to do is crook (speak) well.