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Speaking Tips for my Speech Communication students.

Speaking Tips for my Speech Communication students.

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  • 1. Yes, You CanGet ReadyFor Public Speaking Speech Communication SPH101 D. P. LaRochelle Tip o’ the hat to Teen Ink
  • 2. Content Start with a Getting Purpose Started Statement Writing IntroBrainstorming Your Body Speech ConclusionOrganize Cite Main Your Points Sources Revise Practice Showtime!
  • 3. Brainstorm forideas and make an Remember whooutline of what your audience isyou want to say. and write for it.
  • 4. Writing your speechYouve heard it before: every piece of writingneeds a beginning, middle and an end.
  • 5. Get your ideas and main points down. Theres plenty of time for revising and polishing.Picture Credit: Brian B. Carter
  • 6. Is your first sentence an attention getter? Picture Credit: workitmom.com
  • 7. Is the body of your speech tight and coherent? Picture Credit: proliflicliving.com
  • 8. Is your ending balanced with the rest of the piece? Did you get all your points across?
  • 9. Watch out for redundancies or obvious statementsDont be afraid to get rid of excess adjectives, entire sentences or paragraphs
  • 10. Revise, Revise, RevisePicture Credit: Matt Wright,http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattwright/
  • 11. You must acknowledge the origin of the work Picture Credit: Teti Library at the New Hampshire Institute of Art Your audience needs to know what parts of the work are your original thoughts, ideas, and/or research.
  • 12. Youve gotsomething thatresembles aspeech. Now find ared pen and read itout loud likeyouve never seenit before.
  • 13. Make sure yourverbs are active,not passive;check for flow,clarity, sentencestructure, smoothtransitionsbetweenparagraphs, tenseconsistency andspelling errors.
  • 14. Practice in front of a friend,if possible.Ask them to tell you about ifsomething does not make sense. A mirror will do in a pinch.
  • 15. Picture Credit: The Lowry – Lyric Theatre