In order to make your audience agree with whatever you will like to pass across, you should start by learning ways of speaking while persuading them. In the process of trying to be persuasive, you should be careful not be become boring to your audience. This will require you to carry out background checks so that you will know the reaction of your audience before the speech.
Five tips for more persuasive speaking
1. Research your audience
The nature of the audience will matter when it comes to being persuasive. There are some things a certain audience will take seriously, in order to deliver a speech which will be very effective in your process of trying to persuade the audience, you should be fully conversant with the nature of the audience before you start delivering the speech.
2. Make eye contact
Through maintaining eye contact you will make the audience know you are talking to them. This will make them become attentive which will make it easy for you to deliver your points and convince them. Eye contact will make the audience feel you are competent in whatever opinion you may have.
3. Use nonverbal communication skills
Your voice variation, facial expression and body language will easily draw the attention of the audience; always try to use the variations to your advantage.
4. Make your tone and body language work together
If you are trying to make a certain point which you consider serious, express it with the seriousness which it deserves. If you are trying to relieve tension, then you should express with a gentle smile.
5. Use repetition
Explaining each of your points with clear elaborations will make the audience become more attentive. This will make it very easy for you to persuade them to do whatever you consider the right action to be taken against an issue.