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Effective public speaking

  1. 1. Effective Public Speaking Speech is power, Speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. 2. What you will learn Aspects of Public Speaking  Types, Reasons, Why Parts of the Speech Delivery of the Speech
  3. 3. Aspects of Public Speaking Types of public speaking Purpose of your speech Why we listen to speakers Who is your audience Preparation for your speech
  4. 4. Types of Public Speaking Two types of Public Speaking   Extemporaneous – means spur of the moment Prepared – having time to develop your material
  5. 5. Why are you there? (Purpose) Part of your assignment Chance to tell others about what you learned   You have something to share You know things about your topic that others do not Chance to show others your presentation
  6. 6. Why do we listen to public speakers? Information Persuasive topics Motivation Entertainment
  7. 7. Know your audience? Age – How old is the majority of your audience? Are there more boys/girls in the audience? What will your audience be interested in? How many people will be in your audience? Will your audience be knowledgeable about your topic?
  8. 8. How to win the audience? Keep your discussion  Interesting    Use examples or stories Provide interesting facts To the point   Don’t go on and on and on and on and on Keep your comments simple but informative
  9. 9. Preparation Do your homework – Know your topic Develop your presentation material  Accuracy (content and spelling) Practice, Practice, Practice     Mom, Dad, brother, sister, mirror, family pet, stuffed animals, record your speech Practice where you will do your actual presentation Accept criticism – no one is perfect/ there is always room for improvement Time yourself
  10. 10. Parts of the Speech Introduction Body Conclusion
  11. 11. Introduction of Speech Get the audiences attention Introduce yourself State the purpose Relate the importance to the audience Preview the main points that will be covered
  12. 12. The first step Be Prepared Take a deep breath Slow your breathing / pause between sentences Get the audience engaged  Tell a joke, use a quote, use a poem to begin your speech Walk around – use your energy Find your own way to reduce nervousness Face your fears
  13. 13. Body of the Speech Conveys the message Discuss main points Provide supporting details Educate/ entertain the audience
  14. 14. Conclusion Highlight the central theme of your speech Briefly cover the main points Provide the audience with a feeling of satisfaction that you accomplished what you promised Closing statement Thank the audience for their attention
  15. 15. Delivery of your Speech Appearance Speech and Voice Body Language
  16. 16. Appearance First Impressions – made in the first 7 seconds  Hair style, accessories, shoes, breath Who is your audience – dress appropriately How you dress will reinforce your authority   Clean Neat
  17. 17. Speech and Voice Use variation in  Loudness   Pitch    Low and high pitch Creates interest Quality   Helps provide emphasis and attention Provides emotion and feeling Rate  Holds the attention of the audience
  18. 18. Body Language  Posture  Shows confidence  Not too rigid – locked knees = chance to meet the floor / Relax  Facial Expressions  Smile/ enjoy yourself and your audience will also enjoy themselves  Be serious when necessary  Eye Contact  Helps establish a relationship with your audience  Makes them feel included  Too nervous – look directly above their heads  Look for signals from your audience – do they look confused? bored? Excited?  Keep head up – Don’t talk to the floor  Gestures  Use your head, hands and arms – helps to emphasize ideas and feelings  Should come naturally
  19. 19. Last minute tips  Do  Speak on a topic you have earned the right to talk about  Speak on a topic that you are interested in – be enthusiastic  Talk from your heart – not from your mouth  Be sincere  Be honest  Be eager to communicate your information  Keep it simple  Make brief notes of what you want to say  Use pictures or examples to support your opinion  Know more about your topic than you will use  Rehearse the points of your speech through normal conversation with friends  Don’t  Memorize your speech  Imitate others, be yourself  Preach or scold
  20. 20. Conclusion Aspects of Public Speaking  Types, Purpose, Audience, Preparation Parts of the Speech  Introduction, Body, Conclusion Delivery of the Speech  Appearance, Voice, Body Language
  21. 21. Thank You QUESTIONS ???