Lecturette is one of the GTO tasks in SSB where the candidate has to deliver a small speech on a given topic.The choice of topic can be chosen by the candidate out the 4 given to him and a preparatory time of 3 minutes is given to him for doing the same.
During the lecturette, the assessor checks for ones ability to talking in public, the attitude, body language,confidence,tone etc.In order to perform well in this one can groom himself by following the given techniques, they are :
- Building Knowledge: The topics given in the task are relatively easy and are general awareness topics.The aim to make sure on has basic level of knowledge on day to day stuff which can be gained by reading about important topics on a regular basis.some such topics are about sports,environment,climate change, Indo-Pak relations etc.
- Improving fluency of the Lecture: The flow of the speech must be structured where you have an introduction, the problem/statement of the topics,solution to it,recent happening relating to it,conclusion.This goes on to show that you have a structured way of thinking and can convey your view to others clearly.
- Self Evaluation: Fix on a topic,Stand up to a mirror look into it and deliver the lecture.In doing so you gain confidence of looking to faces to deliver lecturette.This can improve your confidence and body language as well.
- Reading paper: The habit of reading paper can be of immense help in this preparation.There are multiple areas where it can help you lecture namely, your vocabulary,recent happening in particular field,can help predict topics too!
- Participate in team events: When you participate in team events you get to communicate to people and voice your opinion, in doing so you learn to speak in public which is lecturette. Finding like minded aspirants and performing or enacting lecturette can also help you groom your public speaking skills
In the process of preparing for lecturette you enhance your skill to become an officer who can handle public and command them with grace.This is essential to command your troops and keep them motivated.Thus, Lecturette is an important and key testing aspect of SSB.