There are three pillars of public speaking that provide the fundamental principles or foundation for rhetorical presentations. They are your voice, verbalization and visualization.
The Pillars of Public Speaking
Voice include several speaker skills. Learn how to master your voice.
Verbalization or the words you use in your talk. Words have meaning. Using the best words in the right arrangement can increase the power of your public speaking.
Visualization and how people see you is the third pillar. From body language and gestures to dress and grooming, how we are seen is an important part of our presentation.
Heart is the fourth pillar of holistic public speaking. It can best be summed up in the words of several speakers that became quotes. It involves speaking from our heart and speaking to reach the hearts of our listeners.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.
In public speaking, we must appeal either to the prejudices of others, or to the love of truth and justice. If we think merely of displaying our own ability, we shall ruin every cause we undertake.
-William Hazlitt, British Writer, best known for his humanistic essays, 1778-1830
Mastery of the pillars of public speaking will put you on your way to becoming a dynamic public speaker.