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2017 02-22 university of essex speechcraft preparation_and_practice

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A 20 minute presentation on preparation and practice for public speaking given on the 22nd Feb 2017 to the Speechcraft students at the University of Essex. The Speechcraft is co hosted between the University's Public Speaking Society and Camulodunum Speakers club

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2017 02-22 university of essex speechcraft preparation_and_practice

  1. 1. The PPPPPP Golden Rule of Public Speaking University of Essex 22nd Feb 2017 Daniel Sandars ACS ALB speechcraft@sandars.org.uk District 71 Speechcraft Chair
  2. 2. Preparation and practice lead to excellence. 1
  3. 3. Become familiar with  Lectern and audience location  Microphone usage  Room conditions  Visual aids 2
  4. 4. Become familiar with Lectern and Audience Location  Speaking area  Audience configuration  Stage location of platform steps or ramp 3
  5. 5. Become familiar with Microphones  Groups of 100+  Audience over the age of 50  Poor acoustics  Voice strain 4
  6. 6. Become familiar with Room Conditions  Temperature  Appropriate lighting  Discreet entry for latecomers  Competitive outside noise 5
  7. 7. Become familiar with Visual Aids  Located where all can see  Appropriately sized viewing screen  Handout distribution 6
  8. 8. Extra Considerations Provide an introduction  Prepare yourself physically  Have a mental rehearsal 9
  9. 9. Rehearsing the Speech  Practice ideas, not words.  Prepare a mental draft of the speech.  Finish each rehearsal session. 7
  10. 10. Improving Your Speech  Add improvements gradually  Arrange for feedback 8
  11. 11. How do you learn if… 1
  12. 12. Starting late allows… 1
  13. 13. Starting early allows… Time to find what you don’t know Time to ask questions Time to identify support resources Time to identify coaches and mentors Time to obtain training 1
  14. 14. Conclusion Good luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity. – Anon 10
  15. 15. The Golden Rule 1
  16. 16. The first use of the phrase piss poor itself is found in the archives of the OED, where it is recorded in the writing of A. L. Hench in 1946: Piss-poor… Jim Constantine (...formerly sergeant in Air Corps in West Indies) told me this morning that this word was used by all the soldiers he came in contact with as descriptive of a thing in its lowest condition… E.g. This is a piss-poor outfit. My job is a piss- poor one. 1

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