Ummm…Uh…Yeah….It’s kinda like, you know, that… Interpretation: “I have no idea what I’m talking about! How DO you deliver a credible speech?”
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Ethics and Speaking Specific Purpose Statements Thesis Statements Introductions and Conclusions Organizational Patterns Visual Aids Language We’ve already covered this quarter…
What are we talking about NOW? Delivering a presentation verbally Delivering a presentation nonverbal Verbal citations reminder!
One last word of Advice… Links provided are for those who want to read more on a particular topic. You do NOT need to read every article about every topic…. Though if you want to, please feel free.
Volume For our purposes, we are referring to the degree of loudness or softness of your voice. This can be used to gain or hold attention, illustrate an important point, or simply add interest to your speech.
Volume The BEST way to become aware of your volume is 1) your video and 2) other people. Do people often ask you to “speak up” or use your “indoor voice”?
Louder and Softer Need to work on your Volume? Try one these articles with advice: Four Tips for Better Vocal Projection Or Speak Up!A Guide to Voice Projection
Pitch Pitch is the perception of relative highs and lows in your voice. People perceived as “monotone” tend to have fewer changes then other people.
Pitch One way to work on pitch is to work on vocal scales. A perfect, simple song is the “Do, Ra, Me” song from Disney’s The Sound of Music!
Doe a Deer…? Lyrics: Doe a Deer a Female deer Ray a drop of golden sun Me a name I call myself Fa-r a long, long way to run Sew a needle pulling thread La a note that follows sew Tea a drink with jam and bread And that brings me back to DOE Try the Karaoke Version
“Lift those Vocal Cords!” You can also try some Vocal Strength Training Exercises!
Verbal fillers are ANY words we use to “fill” space. Some common ones in the USA are … SO, YEAH LIKE UH UM YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYIN’? NOT FOR NOTHIN’ AND Verbal Fillers
Like…Your Know Like, You Know Video Watch Like, You Know by Taylor Mali and ask yourself, how do YOU sound to your audience. How can YOU enhance your speaking style? PS…You can READ the video too incase it doesn’t work at Taylor Mali’s website
I see you shiver in antici… Become AWARE in everyday situations Audio or video tape yourself Use a PowerPause– a pause with a purpose! PRACTICE …PATION!
NonverbalFluency TopicsPreview Appropriate Dress The Podium Movement Eye Contact
AppropriateDress Your attire should NOT distract from your presentation. IDEALLY, it should enhance it!
What NOT to wear… For some sound advice on clothing, I would read: Presentations: What to Wear!
AppropriateDress Oh and I REALLY can’t stress enough that you should PRACTICE in the clothing you will wear! Thespians have it right- Dress rehearsals DO help reduce wardrobe malfunctions.
ThePodium “SMACK” “WACK” “THWACK” I’ve heard it all! A podium can really be useful or it just gets in the way. Here’s a few things to remember…
ThePodium It is for your note cards. Don’t lean on it, hug it, balance yourself or do other “odd” things with it. If you like playing the drums with it- take a step back from it to avoid doing so.
ThePodium 3. You MUST be more animated from the waist up then someone moving around the room. So now eye contact, gestures and such become even MORE important!
Don’t Rock the Boat! Want some good podium practices…some lectern lessons? Read the below article and watch three good female speakers with and without one! Reviewing those Use-or-Lose Lectern Lessons
Movement This is your use of gestures, space, your body, and objects around you. First and foremost remember that it is your stage! Get it ready before your speak!
I like to move it, move it Remember the story of Goldilocks and the three bears? The porridge was too hot, too cold, then JUST RIGHT?!?! Read more about Gestures in this light… Are Your Gestures Too Big, Too Small or JUST RIGHT?
Are the eyes the gateway to the soul? Who knows…but they DO convey honesty and trust between you and your audience. Solid eye contact is a MUST for most speakers. Eye Contact
Eye see you! Want to increase your eye contact. I say PRACTICE! But here’s some more ideas (that would need to be practiced of course…) 8 presentation tips to make your eye contact more powerful Or think of this a DIFFERENT way… See, Hear and Taste Your Audience
Verbal Citations Reminder Author Title Date Don’t Forget to VERBALLY cite sources AS YOU USE THEM in your presentation. Include the three items to the left in ANY order as you discuss the material. For example…
Verbal Citations Reminder Author Title Date “As a mother of an active young man, I’m really concerned about second impact syndrome. This is where two concussions occur back to back. They can be severe, as I found when I watched aCNN report called Concussions Steal Player’s Memory byDr. Sanjay Gupta thispast week. He talked about a young man named Max Conradt who WAS a star football player in high school but after two concussions within a week of each other, barely made it out alive.”
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