Aware of these things, If you’re a speaker …Every job has its pitfalls and pitfalls that require attention. These pitfalls may be small and affect the degree of interaction of the listeners with the speaker, and they may grow to the point of causing turmoil during the lecture or discussion.
Aware of these things, If you’re a speaker
The Knights of the Word and all the speakers and orators face in our time challenges of a new kind, as people 100 years ago hardly knew anything about what was going on outside their surroundings, but the situation has changed surprisingly with what is filled with satellite channels and the Internet, and it is possible to listen to dozens of them daily.
Therefore, Bakkar was keen to write in the field of recitation and rhetoric, and he has more than 50 books on Islamic issues, thought, and education. His book “The Good Talking” deals with a practical treatment of this skill.
The 9 most important points you, as a speaker, should pay attention to
1- Sticking to time
What frequently falls into is the lack of commitment to the time that the speaker has cut himself, as it often happens from some speakers that he asks for two minutes to speak, so people sit in the hope of fulfilling his promise, but an idea leads to an idea and a story leads to a story and the two minutes turn into 20 minutes! Listeners feel deceived, and this undermines the speaker’s credibility.
2- Cultural privacy
It is important for every speaker to know the cultural specificity of those he speaks to, and privacy consists of the sum of the values, morals, and symbols prevailing in the environment. The people of a country may have great respect for a living or dead person, and they may be right about that, or they may not. The people of a country may view a custom as something despicable and bad, and so on. Therefore, it is important for the speaker to know the real and deep cultural attitude and background that he will take towards what he is talking about and that knowledge is a prerequisite for the speaker’s good treatment of his subject and his good deliberation.
The speaker should not be deceived or tell people that he will impress them and hear amazing words. Also, the successful speaker needs to be close to those he speaks to and is acceptable to them, otherwise, the eloquence of words and the quality of delivery may only increase him from them in a dimension. The most distant thing between the speaker and his listeners is their feeling of his loftiness and transcendence over them.
Also, your answers like you’re sure you know everything is a bad thing. On the other hand, the opposite may happen, and he underestimates himself. Therefore, he must be sparing in showing humility and modesty, and that he is not worthy of that position.
4- Digression and deviation from the topic of discussion
During a sermon or an impromptu lecture, things happen that are not usually taken into account, such as digression and moving from one topic to another.
This usually happens for one of two main reasons:
The first: the speaker’s sense of not being able to present his main idea well, so he practices a kind of cover-up by moving to related topics and issues.
The second: In contrast to the first, it is represented in the speaker’s feeling that he excelled in his speech and became the star of the party, so he tries to increase the approval of the people, so he moves to talk about issues that he feels are a source of signs of satisfaction and encouragement from the audience. Therefore, caution must be exercised, as the person’s lack of self-control and lack of sense of responsibility for what he committed to talking about makes him ride the boat of exaggeration and lose balance.
5- Hasty judgments
Such guidance comes from definitive affirmations, thinking that this will motivate the listener to stay away from what he warns him, as this guidance indicates a lack of experience, balance, and moderation, and most of the young people who have not experienced them fall into it. The sharp, assertive phrases are like a bullet fired closely at a metal surface, as it either pierces that surface, or it bounces back and hits the one who fired it.
6- Overconcentration of opinion
It is important to always remember that arrogance of opinion and rushing behind one’s own views annoys the listener and makes the speaker’s credibility weaker.
7- Pay attention to appearance
Good appearance is an important factor of the speaker’s influence on the minds and souls of his listeners, and the truth is that clean, beautiful clothes of harmonious colors and everything related to personal elegance, such as arrangement and organization, enhance human self-confidence and generate a good degree of self-satisfaction. When the preacher’s appearance is confused or alienated, the people’s conviction of what he says becomes weak because they fear that his mind and spirit will be like that.
8- Excessively secretive about your personality
People love clarity, and they love knowing the cultural, family, and living background of those they guide and teach. Therefore, one of the lovable personality traits of opinion leaders, scientists, and thought leaders is to be as clear and revealing as possible.
9- The sharp voice
- The new cultural taste prefers a low, quiet voice over a loud, sharp, edgy voice, and people today feel that lowering the voice indicates self-confidence, control of the situation, and honesty of tone. The nature of the subject and the situation remains the final arbiter in this matter.
- On the importance of mastering the hadith, “Bakkar” mentions that man throughout history has been in dire need to possess the strength of the statement, the clarity of the discourse, and the clarity of the argument that would enable him to spread his ideas and convince others of them, in addition to defending them and defending usurped rights.
- Linguistic and rhetorical superiority is needed by the elite by virtue of their leadership position, and this superiority is often able to make us look at some semi-ordinary people as an elite to be reckoned with. This is shown through features in the speaker’s personality such as quick intuition, and quick awareness of what the emergency requires an appropriate response.
- Someone who objects to some of the words of the lecturer or speaker, or who expresses another point of view, or other symptoms, such as power outages, may arise. All of these symptoms require immediate and intelligent action.
- He refers to an aspect that also needs to be mastered by the speaker, which is “non-verbal expression.” The ideas that we convey through words still need some kind of support and support through the body and facial expressions. Non-verbal expressions depend on the listener in order to strengthen verbal data.