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How important is oratory skill to become a great leader? Is it possible to acquire oratory skills through constant practice? It is heard that Abraham Lincoln became a great orator by speaking to the forests near his house at Kentucky. Your views?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 23 Aug '12 04:01 pm
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Extremely important ...........Earlier butterflies were attacking my syomach each time I was about to speak....I was tired of standing on stage, gripped by fear and paralyzed by nervousness

One of the tricks my guru taught that think the audience before you as a bunch of fools & novices and believe me ,when you think it , your 50 % shyness is gone ..it works miracle :))

Now the The following are 10 tips to help you overcome stage fright. F E A R B U S T E R

F - Focus on your most powerful Experience
Think about the your most memorable and powerful experience. For example .. how about the day you pulled off that great project a project that few believed you could pull off?
Relive your most powerful experience and feel the confidence and power flow through your veins again.
Speak with this power in your heart. ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 23 Aug '12 04:41 pm

 
  
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1) Communication is very important to put it across your ideas and viewpoints to others to understand and your success is very dependent on your ability to communicate along with its clarity and sincerity.
2) It is true that you need a lot of practice to develop the oratory skill if you are not a born orator. Some are gifted in this regard and majority is not. If we have this problem in India, one of the reasons for this deficiency is our mediocre education standards which do not encourage the skills of debating in schools and colleges. Exceptions are few and far between. If you watch the debates on any national TVs, you can observe it. Both the participants and the members of public are not able to communicate properly leading to some sort of chaos and sometimes even abuses and then the moderator has to intervene. It shows lack of proper preparation beforehand.
3) You can develop this oratory skill on the lines of music. One becomes a great singer after years of hard work of sing ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 23 Aug '12 11:29 pm

 
  
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I don't think it is really required if one has that kind of passion about what he or she is going to speak about with adequate or more than adequate in-depth knowledge or more important a grasp on himself or herself. A typical case is that of Hitler. Look at the way he was able to touch that inner chord of the people (even if it was evil) and sway the psyche of an entire nation to his devilish designs without much actually giving them out in the open but they were ready to follow him even to hell, which is exactly where he took nearly twenty million of his own countrymen not counting the rest of the world.

Your Qn leaves one to wonder to "what" must MMS be speaking that no one hears what he is saying and on top of that, he puts the audience to sleep :))
Answered by Omega, 23 Aug '12 07:44 pm

 
  
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It is one of the very important pre-requisite in a great leader. It is only through ones oratory skills, it is easy for a leader/ aspiring leader to connect with the followers and put up ideas/ suggestions/ points very effectively. The two (political) leaders I admired were late Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mr. A B Vajpayee - both once PM of India. Terrific skills.

The most important impediment in becoming a good orator is the stage fright and shyness. This can be overcome through real life practice. To some extent, it also depends on the level of vocabulary at the speaker's command and some preparation about the subject on which he talks. One must also have a keen sense of observation to realise whether the audience is able to connect with them or not. But these qualities can be acquired by practice.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 23 Aug '12 06:28 pm

 
  
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Hi, To become a great leader, one need to have belief in himself , Courage to speak the truth ,, sincere with his approach and the skill to express and convince it well. But nowadys Party decide things , some leaders read what experts write for them., some get trained , So how much capable they are they need to prove it....!
Answered by Rachana, 23 Aug '12 05:38 pm

 
  
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No...u can ask Manmohan Singh..how to become a great leader without even opening your mouth.
Answered by ABC XYZ, 23 Aug '12 04:05 pm

 
  
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Practiz duz wonderz!!!
Answered by tarannum, 23 Aug '12 04:48 pm

 
  
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Yes undoubtedly it is a prerequisite-He is a great leader for sure,,,(Despite being black skinned)
Answered by Radha, 23 Aug '12 04:03 pm

 
  
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