Public speaking is not a talent, it's a skill. It's not something you are born with. You have to learn it.
Remember always that you can never be a mind-blowing speaker/ anchor just within a blink of an eye. You will never be and nobody does. All the motivational speakers, amazing anchors, and popular TV hosts became renowned because of their consistent practice.
They practised enough to sharpen their public speaking skills/ anchoring skills.
If you failed to host one event properly, don’t think of giving up. Better work on it to make it better.
Do these 5 Things to Practice Everyday to Improve Your Anchoring Skills. Trust me!!! you can see improvements within you.
Let’s get started, shall we?
5 Things to Practice Everyday to Improve Your Anchoring Skills
1. Read Aloud
Reading aloud develops stronger vocabulary, improves fluency, increases focus and fills you with confidence. Set the habit of reading aloud. Read either the books, magazines, newspapers and so on loudly every day at least for about twenty-five minutes.
Continue this habit for about a week and eye-witness the improvement in your speaking skill by yourself.
2. Record Your Voice and Listen
How will you know in what sort of tone you are speaking? Read books or articles and record your voice in a voice recorder and listen to it.
Change the tone of your voice where it is required. Analyze where a high-pitched voice is required and where a husky voice is required. Read aloud, record, listen and repeat. Do this every day. Doing so will make you self-aware of mistakes you are doing when reading out sentences and helps you find where improvement is required.
3. Every day Remember 3 new Words, Jokes and Shayari
As a host/ anchor, you must know how to play with words, how to make jokes and recite shayari when necessary. You can only be a good anchor if you know how to play with words and make funny jokes according to the mood and atmosphere.
Promise yourself to remember 3 new Words, Jokes and Shayari each day to develop your anchoring skills.
4. Practice Taking Interview or Asking Questions
Every one of us have practised giving speeches in front of the mirror in school life. Correct? How practising in front of a mirror helps us to deliver a good speech in the same way practising taking an interview or asking questions helps us to improve our anchoring skills.
Practice taking interviews. Ask your parents or siblings to cooperate with you. The main theme of taking an interview or asking questions is to train your brain to ask another question from the answer they give. Doing so will train your brain to ask suitable and interesting questions to your audience.
Spoken or done without preparation is what extempore means. It is something people find difficult to do. And it is something the anchor must be fluent in.
Practice extempore in your home. If you see books, speak about that book for two minutes continuously without a pause. Practice speaking about anything you see for a few minutes continuously.
What good it will bring is that whenever you are on the stage you will never be lost for words or what to say. So extempore is something you must practice every day to improve your anchoring skills.
Let me repeat again, anchoring is a skill talent. You can sharpen it and develop it with time and practice. Practice makes a man perfect.
So, practice all the above-mentioned 5 things every day to improve your anchoring skills.
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