The Elements Of Delivering A Successful Speech


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This is a guide that will unvail everything you need to know about presenting an impeccable speech!

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The Elements Of Delivering A Successful Speech

  1. 1. The Elements of Delivering a Successful Speech
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Choosing a Method of Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring the Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling Body Language </li></ul><ul><li>Using Visual Aids </li></ul>
  3. 3. Choosing a Method of Delivery
  4. 4. Basic Methods of Speech <ul><li>Speaking from a Manuscript </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking from Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking Impromptu </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking Extemporaneously </li></ul>
  5. 5. Speaking from Manuscript <ul><li>Reading part or all of your speech from a fully prepared text </li></ul><ul><li>When precise wording is necessary: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To avoid being misquoted or misinterpreted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You need to communicate exact descriptions or directions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Speaking from Memory <ul><li>Memorizing part or all of your speech </li></ul><ul><li>When you must deliver a short special-occasion speech such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A toast </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An introduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you plan on using direct quotations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Speaking Impromptu <ul><li>Organizing your thoughts with little or no preparation time </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re called to speak without prior planning or preparation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Speaking Extemporaneously <ul><li>Developing your speech in a working outline </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing and delivering with a phrase, or key-word outline </li></ul><ul><li>When you have time to prepare and practice developing a speech, which will achieve natural conversational style </li></ul>
  9. 9. Monitoring the Voice
  10. 10. Elements of Vocal Delivery <ul><li>Volume and pitch: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The relative loudness of a speaker’s voice while delivering a speech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use a loud, clear speaking volume, adjusting to environment: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>size of the room </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>number of people in the audience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whether or not you use a microphone </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be alert to audience feedback </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vary Intonation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The range of voice, from high to low </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expresses enthusiasm, commitment and excitement in your speech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No variety of pitch leads to a monotone, failing speech </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Elements of Vocal Delivery (cont…) <ul><li>Speaking Rate: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The pace at which you convey your speech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be alert to audience, and speak at a steady, comfortable, yet enthusiastic pace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pause: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t cram words and sentences together </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pause between main thoughts and ideas: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This emphasizes a point </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draws attention </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the audience to contemplate what is being said </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Elements of Vocal Delivery (cont…) <ul><li>Pronunciation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The correct formation of word sounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to know the correct pronunciation of all the words in your speech: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using different dialects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking in a foreign language </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing someone’s name, a country, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Articulation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The clarity or forcefulness with which sounds are made. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poor articulation is a habit of lazy speech: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mumbling, slurring words together </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(ex. shoulda, coulda, wanna, ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Controlling Body Language
  14. 14. Pay Attention to Body Language <ul><li>Audiences immediately observe the speaker’s body language: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facial expressions, eye behavior, gestures and general body movements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use natural, animated facial expressions to represent the emotion of your speech </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Use natural gestures that are engaging, and enhance your speech </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of overall body movement: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Control nervous habits ( fumbling fingers, swaying, touching hair ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the space around you, don’t stand like a statue </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Using Visual Aids
  16. 16. Presentation Aids <ul><li>Visual aids help listeners to understand and remember key points </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show people remember about 30% of what they hear, and 60% of what they see </li></ul><ul><li>Select an appropriate visual aid: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Props, models, graphs, charts, video, audio, power point </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Select the aid, or combination of aids that will effectively enhance your speech </li></ul>
  17. 17. Presentation Aids (cont…) <ul><li>Designing Presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strive for simplicity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One major point per aid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State your points in short phrases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be uniform in applying the same design to all your aids </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rehearsing: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rehearse the speech with the presentation aid(s) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In your speaker’s notes, cue each aid to where you want to introduce it </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Good luck to all of you future speakers of America!