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How to improve your public speaking (for GD, Lecture & PPDT)

Speak like Hitler!

                                                                   SPEAK LIKE HITLER!

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.

  • Reading quality material is the first step in the right direction. Reading professional books will also serve a dual purpose.

  • Keep a personal note of all the quotes and sentences you like and try to look them up from time to time.

  • 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.


  • Your speech should make a girl feel as if she is the re-incarnation of Madhubala or Marlyn Monroe, though she is not even remotely close to them. Remember, all girls like to be wooed.
  • 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.


27 comments on “How to improve your public speaking (for GD, Lecture & PPDT)

  1. Minakshi binjwa
    March 27, 2018

    Tell me some things..?

  2. Minakshi binjwa
    March 27, 2018

    Can we discussion in Hindi language in group discussion..?

    • Sonu
      March 28, 2018

      Yes, but partially only.

  3. Poonam
    November 27, 2017

    Hi , for ppdt do I get over excited by writing stories , a young group of scientists helped to bring electricity to the village or it can be managed.

    • Sonu
      November 28, 2017

      Not group of scientist but yes people from village can do that. Write realistic things which can happen on ground. It can be managed.

  4. tanu
    October 5, 2017

    Dear Sonu, i appreciate your work, your posts are really very helpful.
    thanks a lot and keep posting good stuff.cheers.<3

    • Sonu
      October 6, 2017

      Thank you so much Tanu 🙂

  5. Jitendra
    July 22, 2017

    Hi , how should we start the discussion in ppdt when the last person finishes narrating his story . What should be the starting lines.

  6. bhanu
    September 15, 2016

    I had broked my left tibia and doctors installed im nail in it is it allowed in ssb medicals

    • Sonu
      September 15, 2016

      Difficult. Broken bones might give u problem in medical.

  7. Deepak
    June 21, 2016

    Hello sir,i have a diff question.i am screened out 2 times from in next ssb,can i appear as a fresher guy.coz i dnt think they keep record of screened out guyz.plz reply

    • Sonu
      June 23, 2016

      This is the last thing you wanna do with them. Believe me, they keep record of everyone and every time. So you wouldn’t want to risk your future attempts based on this act of yours.

      Because Indian Army is org of value and ethics, hence hate and refrain from taking Liars and cheaters.

      Don’t do it.

  8. Ravi Sharma
    December 16, 2015

    Take a bow man , Sonu ! You are doing absolute selfless work for many defence aspirants including me 🙂 If I will be able to clear SSB , trust me you will be definitely one of the major contributors 🙂

    • Sonu
      December 16, 2015

      Hi Ravi Sharma!
      These words just made my day.!!(writing this with a big smile on my face) Thanks a lot. All the best for ssb, do let me know your result.

  9. Vansh
    November 26, 2015

    Some nice advce given mere dost thank you…

  10. shah baldev p
    November 18, 2015

    dear bro please send me study materials for ssb in Indian navy ssc SUBM ELE , selection date is 5th dec 2015 and I have poor english do how I improvr please suggest meon my email

    • Shantanu
      November 19, 2015

      Read English newspaper like The Hindu and watch english news and movies! It helps a lot.

      • baldev
        November 20, 2015

        Thank u bro

  11. Ganesh
    June 15, 2015

    thnx sir….nce and helpful info…

  12. dadam chand
    June 4, 2015

    in ppdt how can explain story in better way,where we start

    • Sonu
      June 9, 2015

      Chand, for this you can read the past titled “How to clear screening?”

      That will answer your query!

  13. hemant
    May 21, 2015

    Hi..I am preparing for ssb interview bhopal on 24th june 2015 ..plzz help me to throw my nervousness away.

    • Sonu
      June 9, 2015

      Hi Hemant,

      1. SSB isn’t a big deal.
      2. Keep calm, try being positive ask the time.
      3. Have faith.
      4. A lot of people clear SSB just like that, so I don’t see any reason for you to not clear it.
      5. Be physically active – go out play something.

      Good luck!

  14. ramesh
    April 28, 2015

    sonu u are great

  15. vivek kumar
    February 9, 2015

    i shall be an air force officer


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