It’s kinda like, you know, that…
Interpretation: “I have no idea what
I’m talking about! How DO you
deliver a credible speech?”
Sorry for the delay everyone.
Unfortunately, my soundcard is not working on
So this means I needed a little more time to
type everything out for you.
But the good news is, I cut it down a little
because my hands got tired!
But first, a note from the
Ethics and Speaking
Specific Purpose Statements
Introductions and Conclusions
We’ve already covered this
Delivering a presentation verbally
Delivering a presentation nonverbal
Verbal citations reminder!
What are we talking about NOW?
Links provided are for those who want to read
more on a particular topic.
You do NOT need to read every article about
Though if you want to, please feel free.
One last word of Advice…
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.
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
A Guide to Voice
Pitch is the perception of relative highs and
lows in your voice. People perceived as
“monotone” tend to have fewer changes
then other people.
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…?
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
And that brings me back to
“Lift those Vocal Cords!”
You can also try some
Vocal Strength Training
Verbal fillers are ANY words we use to “fill”
space. Some common ones in the USA are …
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
Like, You Know
I see you shiver in antici…
1. Become AWARE in
2. Audio or video tape
3. Use a PowerPause –
a pause with a
Nonverbal Fluency Topics
Your attire should NOT distract from your
IDEALLY, it should enhance it!
What NOT to wear…
For some sound advice on
clothing, I would read:
Presentations: What to
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.
“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
1. It is for your note cards. Don’t lean on it, hug it, balance
yourself or do other “odd” things with it.
2. If you like playing the drums with it- take a step back from
it to avoid doing so.
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
lessons? Read the below
article and watch three
good female speakers with
and without one!
Reviewing those Use-
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
Are Your Gestures Too
Big, Too Small or JUST
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 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
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
“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 a CNN
report called Concussions Steal
Player’s Memory by Dr. Sanjay
Gupta this past 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.”
Verbal Citations Reminder
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