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Chapter 14: Public Speaking Presenting The Message

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Presentation created for COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practice

University of Maryland

Source: Communication: A Social and Career Focus by Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin

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Chapter 14: Public Speaking Presenting The Message

  1. 1. Public Speaking Presenting the Message
  2. 2. How to say it <ul><li>Verbal delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No inarticulates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extemporaneous </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nonverbal elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volume, rate, pitch, tonal quality and animation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Visual aids… should NOT replace you <ul><li>Don’t stand between the visual aid and the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure it’s large enough for everyone to see </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to the audience, not the visual aid </li></ul><ul><li>Know the visual aid well enough so you don’t have to study it while you are speaking </li></ul><ul><li>It’s polite to point </li></ul><ul><li>The 5/5 rule (oops) </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to integrate handouts and other aids </li></ul>
  4. 4. More pointers <ul><li>Use the most appropriate method to structure your speech </li></ul><ul><li>Use the familiar to explain the new </li></ul><ul><li>Use vivid illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid being too technical </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize your message </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t speak down to your audience, but don’t overestimate their knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Use as much clarification and detail as you think necessary to ensure understanding </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  6. 6. What’s in your backpack? INFORMATIVE PERSUASIVE
  7. 7. Now… what’s in your backpack?

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