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Things can go very wrong if you aren't prepared for delivering a lecture that you have been called for. Lecturing is a different type of communication, but it is communication all the same. If you want to make sure that you succeed in your lecturing, here are the things that can help you.
Confidence is of paramount importance. In fact, there is no reason why you shouldn't be confident. When you are lecturing some people, those people are seeking to learn something and you are the one with the knowledge. Automatically, you are at a more superior pedestal than they are. They trust in you already, to an extent.
Make your entry in the classroom with flair. They should know that their lecturer has entered and not just another student. Dress well and carry yourself with grace. A good entry marks the beginning of a good lecture.
Don't just bombard them with your name. It is a better idea to tell them what you are going to instruct them on, give them a few lines of what they should expect to be doing during your lectures and then give your name. Don't ask their individual names, but tell them that you would like to know their names and will ask them one by one when you interact with them.
Speaking of interaction, keep your lecture interactive. You will find that you can communicate to a much greater degree that way. Ask them simple things, like their opinion on a particular point, what they would have done if they were in place of the subject and so on. Make them think, make them ponder. That keeps them away from judging you. It keeps them engrossed.
Be thorough with what you will be lecturing them on. You should know your subject inside-out, especially if you are going to allow them to ask questions at the end.
It is all right to take pauses in the course of your speaking. In fact, that's one advantage of keeping your lecture interactive. During the short intervals you give them to think, you can take a moment to gather yourself.
Close with confidence too. Summarize all the points of your lecture, because your audience will be more alert toward the end of your lecture than they were during it, and sign off with a smile.