Tips on Public Speaking

“If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” - Dianna Booher

Here are some important public speaking tips to help you develop your skills and become far more effective as a public speaker.

  • Ensure your speech will be captivating to your audience as well as worth their time and attention. Videotape your presentation and analyze it. Emphasize your strong points during your presentation.
  • Present the desired image to your audience. Be solemn if your topic is serious. Appear relaxed, even if you feel nervous. Remember, you don’t look as nervous as you feel.
  • Establish rapport with your audience. If a microphone is available, adjust and adapt your voice accordingly.
  • Maintain sincere eye contact with your audience. If what you have prepared is obviously not getting across to your audience, change your strategy mid-stream if you are well prepared to do so.
  • Allow yourself and your audience a little time to reflect and think.
  • Check out the location ahead of time to ensure seating arrangements for audience, whiteboard, blackboard, lighting, location of projection screen, sound system, etc. are suitable for your presentation.
  • Tell audience ahead of time that you will be giving out an outline of your presentation so that they will not waste time taking unnecessary notes during your presentation.
  • Humour : Tell jokes if you’re good at telling jokes. If you aren’t good, it is best to leave the jokes behind. There’s nothing worse than a punch line that has no punch.
  • Tell stories : Stories make you a real person not just a deliverer of information. Use personal experiences to bring your material to life. No matter how dry your material is, you can always find a way to humanise it. Keep audience interested throughout your entire presentation. Remember that an interesting speech makes time fly, but a boring speech is always too long to endure even if the presentation time is the same.
  • Using Public Speaking Environment - Try not to get stuck in one place. Use all the space that’s available to you. If your space is confined (say a meeting room or even presenting at a table) use stronger body language to convey your message.
  • Mistakes - Mistakes are all right. Recovering from mistakes makes you appear more human. Good recovery puts your audience at ease - they identify with you more.

Benefits of Public Speaking

As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place.- William Jennings Bryan

The Personal and Practical benefits of using a few simple concepts to overcome your public speaking fears to easily deliver effective presentations include -

Personal Benefits -

  • Increased Self Confidence
  • The Ability to communicate and articulate your thoughts and ideas
  • Effectively Persuade Others
  • Words can hurt, heal, create, build, transform
  • New Opportunities
  • Ability to Lead
  • Have a Rare and Valued Skill
  • Have Fun
  • Improve Your Quality of Life

Practical Benefits -

  • Career Advancement
  • Receive Recognition
  • Get the Credit that You Deserve
  • Entertain Your Audience
  • Captivate Your Audience
  • Learn to speak Concisely, Clearly and Confidently
  • Speaking out in important situations, as Parent, Citizen, Customer



Thiruvanthoram Dictionary - thalley ... idivettu...

This is too funny !!! This is all about the language and words spoken
by Trivandrum Mallus !!!!!

I am sure you will enjoy it !!!!!

To translate this in English.. it would read as "thiruvanathapuram dictionary" .....

Thiruvanthoram Dictionary - thalley .... idivettu ...


Adi : Sporty __Expression

Adii Sekkkae : Expressive Comment for a Beautiful Gal

Aiyyam : Not Good

Akkan : Elder Sister

Alambu Payalu : Mischievous Guy

Alavalaathi : Useless

Alimpu, Alumpu : Mess Up

Aliyan : Buddy

Alli : Pidichu

Ammachiyaane : Mother Promise

Annack Vare : Deep in Throat

Annan Konni : Real Useless

Appi : Small Baby, Faeces

Arumbaatham : Finish, Samadhaanam

Asokan : Gay

Azhukka : Bad


Baiju : Old Man

Baalraaram : Balaramapuram

Bonji Vellam : Lime Juice

Borotta : Porotta

Braal : Cat Fish


Chaala : Maththi

Charakakukalu : Beautiful Gals

Cheelu : Silly

Chella : Dear, A Nice Boy or a Girl

Chemala : Red

Cherayuka : Staring

Chevala : Red

Cheythu Kidathukka : Revenge Completed

Chorri : Irritating

Chwaaru : Rice

Chwara : Blood


Daavu : Pretending

Dappi : Small Pot

De Pode Pode : Go Away


Entheru : What

Entoodi : With Me, To Me


Faagyam : Luck

Faaratham : India

Faarya : Wife

Footham : Ghost


Ganja Payalu : Sleepy Guy

Gavanam : Be Concerned



Idichu Pirithu : Strong Punch

Illoolam : In Small Quantity

Inippu : Sweet

Ithippooram : Little


Jaada : Self-Importance

Jellashuthri : General Hospital


Kaa Parakki : Lazy Guy

Kadassi, Kadaseelu : Last, The End

Kailanchi : Knife

Kalippu : Riot

Kanji : Weird

Kannamthiruvukalu : Mischief

Karuvaadu : Dried Fish

Kinnam : Fantastic, Small Plate

Konayadi : Making Fun

Koora : Waste

Koothara : Bad

Koothara Payalu : Ugly Boy

Kundaankadavu : Kundamon Kadavu

Kundani : Mischievous

Kuzhithurumbu : Cunny

Kesasram : Kesavadasapuram


Levan : He

Londe Lavide : Its Over There


Maakri : Frog

Machaa : Dear Friend

Madakku : Meals Parcel

Manja pranthu : Mad

Mini Mol : Old Lady

Moda : Self-Importance

Moonchi : Face, Fooled

Mudukku : Narrow Road (Path), Lane

Muttam, Muttan : Gigantic


Niroovichu : Thought

Njerippu : Awesome

Noorey : Straight


Odakku : To Quarrel, Block

Orakkam : Sleep

Oyfe : Wife

Oyyirae : On Top


Paazhu : Useless, Waste

Pallu Vili : Scolding Using Ugly Words

Panna : Bad

Payalukal : Boys

Payya Thanna : Never

Payye : Slowly

Pazham : Fool

Pele : Police

Pesha : Lungi

Peyyaa : Whether Gone?

Peyyoodaam : Lets Go

Polappu : Amazing

Pukilukalu : Problems

Pushpan : Gay

Puttu : Lies




Swalpam : Little

Sasthangalam : Shasthamangalam


Thalleay : Expressing Surprise, My God

Thallu : To Give

Thammassikkoola : Won't Allow

Thoottal : Diarrhea

Thorappa : Broom

Thirontharam : Thiruvananthapuram

Thwana : Lots Of

Thyaeri : Uphill


Ullasangalu : Happiness

Umba : Cow


Valichuu : Cheated

Valipeeru : Cheating

Varuthan : Outsider

Vellangalu : Water

Vesarppu : Sweat

Vetti Veethi : Slaughter to Death

Vyali : Veli


Woa..Woa : Ok, Done



Yaaku : Puke

Yelavu : Weird

Yemandan : Big

Yetthu Vaali Payalu : Parasite in Nature, a person doesn't have
much importance

Nokia Morph Concept

Launched alongside The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition, the Morph concept device is a bridge between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users. This device concept showcases some revolutionary leaps being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom) – nanoscale technologies that will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities.

Morph concept technologies might create fantastic opportunities for mobile devices:

  • Newly-enabled flexible and transparent materials blend more seamlessly with the way we live
  • Devices become self-cleaning and self-preserving
  • Transparent electronics offering an entirely new aesthetic dimension
  • Built-in solar absorption might charge a device, whilst batteries become smaller, longer lasting and faster to charge
  • Integrated sensors might allow us to learn more about the environment around us, empowering us to make better choices

In addition to the advances above, the integrated electronics shown in the Morph concept could cost less and include more functionality in a much smaller space, even as interfaces are simplified and usability is enhanced. All of these new capabilities will unleash new applications and services that will allow us to communicate and interact in unprecedented ways.

Flexible & Changing DesignMorph Phone Operating

Nanotechnology enables materials and components that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong. Fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures. Using the same principle behind spider silk, this elasticity enables the device to literally change shapes and configure itself to adapt to the task at hand.

A folded design would fit easily in a pocket and could lend itself ergonomically to being used as a traditional handset. An unfolded larger design could display more detailed information, and incorporate input devices such as keyboards and touch pads.

Even integrated electronics, from interconnects to sensors, could share these flexible properties. Further, utilization of biodegradable materials might make production and recycling of devices easier and ecologically friendly.


Nanotechnology also can be leveraged to create self-cleaning surfaces on mobile devices, ultimately reducing corrosion, wear and improving longevity. Nanostructured surfaces, such as “Nanoflowers” naturally repel water, dirt, and even fingerprints utilizing effects also seen in natural systems.

Advanced Power Sources

Nanotechnology holds out the possibility that the surface of a device will become a natural source of energy via a covering of “Nanograss” structures that harvest solar power. At the same time new high energy density storage materials allow batteries to become smaller and thinner, while also quicker to recharge and able to endure more charging cycles.

Sensing The Environment

Nanosensors would empower users to examine the environment around them in completely new ways, from analyzing air pollution, to gaining insight into bio-chemical traces and processes. New capabilities might be as complex as helping us monitor evolving conditions in the quality of our surroundings, or as simple as knowing if the fruit we are about to enjoy should be washed before we eat it. Our ability to tune into our environment in these ways can help us make key decisions that guide our daily actions and ultimately can enhance our health.


Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is energy harvesting and self cleaning .Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables to have adaptive materials yet rigid forms on demand.It is also featured in the MoMA online exhibition "Design and the Elastic Mind". It has been a collaboration project of Nokia Research Center and Cambridge Nanoscience Center.