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02 delivery speech class

  1. 1. UNIT I: BASIC SPEECHDelivery Elements
  2. 2. Public Speaking Inspires Us
  3. 3. Why Study Public Speaking? Vital life skill and a secret weapon in career development  According to a 2006 Job Outlook Survey, it is the number one skill that employers value.  Public speaking ranked higher than honesty, team work, strong work ethic, analytic skills, flexibility, interpersonal skills and motivation.  Recruiters of top graduate school programs convey that the most sought-after students are the ones with the “soft skills” of communication over the “hard” knowledge of a given career path. (O’Hair, Dan. A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. 2007. Print.)
  4. 4. Why Study Public Speaking? Helps you to reason and think critically  Learn how to logically construct claims and support them with evidence.  Organizing and outlining speeches will help you to structure ideas and strengthen ideas  Offers a way to express yourself, beliefs and values in a public format
  5. 5. Delivery
  6. 6. Eye Contact Establishing good sustained eye contact is the goal of a speaker. Sustained eye contact is looking at all audience members during the course of a speech. It is important to maintain direct eye contact with the audience. Avoid looking over their heads or at a spot on the wall. The audience will be able to tell. The goal for all speeches is to look at the audience between 85 – 100% of the time.
  7. 7. Rate The pace at which a speech is conveyed The normal speaking rate for the average adult is between 120 and 150 words per minute. The most common problem with rate is that speakers deliver their speech too quickly which causes the audience to lose interest or become confused. How do you control your rate?  Use strategic pauses  Carefully pronounce and articulate words
  8. 8. Volume Is the relative loudness of a speaker’s voice The proper volume for delivering a speech is somewhat louder than that of a normal conversation Loudness depends on 3 factors 1. Size of the room and number of people in it 2. Background noise 3. Microphone if present Most common problem with volume is that speakers are too soft and this is corrected by projecting your voice and breathing correctly.
  9. 9. Fluency Use of words such as like, uh, uhm, you know, and, etc. These words fill dead space in a speech and must be avoided You eliminate the use of fillers by being prepared to deliver your speech
  10. 10. Pitch Refers to vocal quality and the high and low notes that a speaker produces with his voice. It is important to vary pitch when speaking. If a speaker has a single pitch, it’s called monotone and sounds boring. Rate and pitch work together to make the voice interesting to hear.
  11. 11. AssignmentMad Minutes
  12. 12. BibliographyFraleigh, Douglas M. Speak Up: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. Print.Franklin, Sharon and Clark, Deborah. Essentials of Speech Communication. China: McDougal Littell, 2001. Print.O’Hair, Dan. A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. Print.

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