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Pearls to Excellent Public Speaking in Medicine

Pearls to Excellent Public Speaking in Medicine

Are you sometimes expected to talk about topics of a medical nature. Are you a budding teacher/lecturer or mentor. Well these tips by John Bielinski offer some valuable insight into how to deliver your message.

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John describes the 2 key components to be an excellent speaker:

1. Medical Knowledge: Put simply, you need to know what you are talking about. You need to be giving correct information! 

2. Good Delivery: The delivery of the knowledge has to engage the audience, you can't reply on the information alone to grab their attention. 

To deliver your material you need to be aware of the 5 E’s of public speaking:

Earned: You need to earn the right to be in front of them. Give them a frame of reference, tell them about yourself; who you are, what your qualifications are, why you are qualified to talk to them about whatever it is you’re going to talk about. It’s all about credibility.

Excited: If you’re not excited about speaking to your audience, how do you expect them to be excited to listen to you!

Empathy: The audience isn’t there for you’re, they are there for themselves. People don’t particularly care how many times you have done a certain procedure or intervention. They care about what information you can give them.

Examples: Give real world examples, case studies, and anecdotes. Word of warning – Make sure they are relevant.

Easy: Make it easy. They are there to listen to you, not read a PowerPoint. Keep it simple – Stupid!

 

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