Public speaking is the process of speaking to an audience in a deliberate way so that you inform, influence, or entertain. The ability to communicate effectively is a critical skill in today’s workplace.
Potential employers are looking for employees who have a variety of general skills and abilities. Transferable skills, such as interpersonal communications, organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities, can be applied to many different jobs. Effective public speaking occurs when a speaker is well organized and confident to present the substance of the speech to an audience.
The main idea of your speech is referred to as the thesis. This is often one sentence that uses specific language, a single idea, and is audience centered. The main body of your speech must be focused upon the thesis or main topic. Reading from a prepared speech is a formal way to deliver your message. This is also viewed as effective when your desire is to control your speech content. In this instance, the speaker must be careful to not jeopardize spontaneity and conversational elements.
It is believed that we enjoy speakers who know their topic and can demonstrate energy, vigor, and excitement. Competent public speakers seek to be perceived as dynamic. It is important to show a genuine interest in your topic and audience. By being authentic and real, you will convey your dynamism. One the greatest fears that many people have is speaking in public. Is helps to allow that nervousness to heighten your sense of audience and your topic. Through practicing your gestures, intonation, expression and movements you will add interest to your talk and gain confidence in your ability to deliver.
Industrial related health and safety inspectors perform some or all of the following duties:
Inspect the sanitary conditions of restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and other public facilities or institutions
Conduct surveys and monitoring programs of the natural environment to identify sources of pollution
Collect samples of water for analysis; measure physical, biological and chemical workplace hazards; and conduct safety and environmental audits
Investigate health and safety related complaints, spills of hazardous chemicals, outbreaks of diseases or poisonings and workplace accidents
Inspect workplaces to ensure that equipment, materials and production processes do not present a safety or health hazard to employees or to the general public
Develop, implement and evaluate health and safety programs and strategies
Initiate enforcement procedures to fine or to close an establishment contravening municipal, provincial or federal regulations
Provide consultation and deliver training programs to employers, employees and the general public on issues of public health, environmental protection or workplace safety.
Examine plans, drawings, and site layouts for new buildings, building renovations and other proposed structures
Inspect construction of buildings, bridges, dams, highways and other types of building and engineering construction for conformance to drawings, specifications, building codes or other applicable ordinances
Inspect and test electrical or plumbing installations in buildings to ensure compliance with municipal, provincial and federal regulations Inspect steel framework, concrete forms, reinforcing steel mesh and rods, concrete or pre-stressed concrete to ensure quality standards and to verify conformance to specifications and building codes
Inspect construction of sewer systems and pipelines
Inspect construction sites to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained
Inspect existing buildings to identify and report on structural defects, fire hazards and other threats to safety
Inspect new or resale homes on behalf of clients and assess and provide reports on the physical condition of property
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