Mastering Public Speaking with Flo Akinbiyi (#745)

Anatolii Ulitovskyi, Flo Akinbiyi
Mastering Public Speaking with Flo Akinbiyi (#745)
Duration: 47:50
Believe you can because you can!
Believe you can because you can!
Mastering Public Speaking with Flo Akinbiyi (#745)

Have you ever witnessed a speech that changed your perspective?

Steve Jobs did just that in his 2005 Stanford commencement address.

His powerful storytelling and authentic presence left an indelible mark, illustrating the profound impact of excellent public speaking.

Today, I’m excited to explore the art of impactful public speaking with Flo Akinbiyi on UNmiss.

Let’s start with some fascinating facts.

Did you know?

According to a study by Quantified Communications, effective public speaking is 30% content and 70% delivery.

This highlights the importance of how you say what you say.

But what makes public speaking genuinely impactful?

Flo Akinbiyi shares valuable insights into this.

It’s about connecting with your audience, conveying your message clearly, and inspiring action.

The power of non-verbal communication in public speaking is immense.

A study by Psychology Today showed that 55% of communication is non-verbal.

This underlines the significance of body language and facial expressions in engaging your audience.

Effective public speaking is a skill that can be honed.

Whether you’re addressing a small group or a large audience, the principles of impactful speaking remain the same.

In our conversation, Flo delves into techniques for improving speech clarity, storytelling, and audience engagement.

Why listen to this episode?

If you want to improve your public speaking skills, this episode is a treasure trove of tips and strategies.

You’ll learn to effectively structure your speech for maximum impact, use storytelling, and overcome common speaking fears.

Discover how to captivate and inspire your audience.

We explore practical methods to enhance your presence and authenticity on stage.

Flo’s expertise in public speaking will guide you through mastering this essential skill.

So, are you ready to become a more impactful speaker?

Join us on the UNmiss podcast for an enlightening session with Flo Akinbiyi.

Unlock the secrets of powerful public speaking.

Prepare to transform your speaking skills and leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Listen now and embark on your journey to becoming an inspiring public speaker. 🎤🌟🎧


  1. What is the key to impactful public speaking?

The key lies in your ability to connect with your audience. It’s about conveying your message with passion and authenticity, ensuring your audience is not just listening but truly engaged.

  1. How important is body language in public speaking?

Extremely important! Non-verbal cues like body language and facial expressions can communicate as much, if not more, than words. They help convey your emotions and reinforce your message.

  1. Can anyone become a good public speaker?

Absolutely! Public speaking is a skill that can be developed with practice. Anyone can take steps to improve by understanding the basics, getting feedback, and gradually building confidence.

  1. How can I overcome my fear of public speaking?

Start by practicing in smaller, less intimidating settings. Prepare thoroughly, focus on the message you want to deliver, and try relaxation techniques. Remember, it’s expected to be nervous!

  1. What should I focus on during a speech?

Focus on delivering your message clearly and authentically. Engage with your audience, maintain eye contact, and use gestures to emphasize points. Also, be aware of your pacing and tone.

  1. How do I keep my audience engaged during a speech?

Use storytelling, ask rhetorical questions, and incorporate humor if appropriate. Make your speech relatable and ensure your content is relevant and exciting to your audience.

  1. Is it essential to use visuals in a speech?

Visual aids can be very effective if used correctly. They should support and enhance your message, not distract from it. Keep them simple and relevant, and use them sparingly for maximum impact.

  1. How long should a good speech be?

It depends on the context and your audience. It’s best to keep it concise. A well-delivered, impactful speech is often more effective than a long, drawn-out one.

  1. How can I improve my public speaking skills?

Practice regularly, seek feedback, and watch skilled speakers to learn from them. Joining a speaking club or taking a public speaking course can also be very beneficial.

  1. What should I do if I lose my thought during a speech?

Pause, take a deep breath, and don’t panic. You can use your notes to regain your thoughts or briefly recap what you’ve covered to steer back to your main points naturally.

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