BEM FEB UNAIR Holds Public Speaking Discussion to Improve Student Communication Skill

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Question and answer session with speakers at the public speaking discussion held by BEM FEB UNAIR on Saturday, April 4, 2019 at the Soepoyo Hall.
Question and answer session with speakers at the public speaking discussion held by BEM FEB UNAIR on Saturday, April 4, 2019 at the Soepoyo Hall. (Photo: Ransis Putra Gaut)

UNAIR NEWS The modern world creates more various jobs. Every individual is required to have skills in communication in order to build a network (Networking). As a response, the Department of Foreign Affairs of Student Executive Body (BEM) Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) held a discussion activity on public speaking. The activity was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in the Soepoyo Hall of FEB UNAIR.

There was Adinda Putri, A. Md (TVRI East Java Presenter and UNAIR Ambassador Association) as the speaker. Adinda explained the steps that need to be done by someone to become a public speaker. The three main steps are vocal training, speech style training and extensive knowledge.

First, the practice of emphasizing the sounds of a, i, u, e, and o is important to learn so that individuals are able to pronounce words correctly. Reciting the right words makes the content of the conversation easily understood by the listener.

Second, the communication style that should be used in public speaking. It should be followed with hand movements, for example, to create an aesthetic value for the audience.

“This speech style exercise can be done alone in front of a mirror. Watch how the look on the face and hand movements when talking in front of the mirror, ” she added.

Then the last is broad knowledge. The wider the knowledge possessed, it will increase confidence when speaking in public and it can increase the audience’s confidence in the speaker.

“This point also applies for example when we apply for jobs. We must appear authoritative and confident during interview in order to give a positive impression to the interviewer. Again, we can only do that by having extensive knowledge, ” she said. (*)

 

Author: Ransis Putra Gaut

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia

 

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