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Method of Delivery

  1. 1. Choosing a method of Delivery Tips on how to give a speech correctly 2005 © Andree’s Attic Created by: Andree Swanson
  2. 2. The ways to give a speech <ul><li>Speaking from a manuscript </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking from memory </li></ul><ul><li>Giving an impromptu speech </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking extemporaneously </li></ul>
  3. 3. Speaking from manuscript <ul><li>PRO </li></ul><ul><li>You can get exact wording, helpful for quotes, statistics, directions etc. </li></ul><ul><li>CON </li></ul><ul><li>Restricts eye contact and body movement </li></ul><ul><li>Can become monotonous </li></ul>Speaking from a manuscript is when you read your speech directly off of a piece of paper
  4. 4. Speaking from memory <ul><li>PRO </li></ul><ul><li>No fumbling with papers to distract audience </li></ul><ul><li>CON </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility to forget and ruin speech </li></ul><ul><li>Not very natural </li></ul>Speaking from memory is memorizing your entire speech
  5. 5. Speaking Impromptu <ul><li>Tips on how to speak well impromptu: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate situations where you might be required to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay on topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a second to quickly figure out what you want to say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say it using transitions like “first,” “second” etc. </li></ul></ul>Speaking Impromptu is when you are required to speak with little or no notice
  6. 6. Extemporaneous Speaking <ul><li>PRO </li></ul><ul><li>Has benefits of both manuscript and memorization </li></ul><ul><li>CON </li></ul><ul><li>Possible to become repetitive </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to gauge how long it will take </li></ul>Extemporaneous speaking is a speech done from an outline with key points on it
  7. 7. Your goal during this class <ul><li>Is to provide your speeches extemporaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a brief outline. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not try to memorize your speech. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may write a quote or a reference on a note card, but don’t write out your entire speech. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Start off strong <ul><li>Plan your opening statement </li></ul><ul><li>“You may even write this opening line down on your note card and glance at it one more time just before you begin speaking” (Laskowski, L., 1997, para 4). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Decide on your transitions <ul><li>Come up with a simple transition statement that takes you to your main point. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a natural transition such as, &quot;My second point is... or my next point is...&quot; etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not write out the exact words, but just the points you want to mention (Laskowski, L., 1997, para 5). </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Maintain Eye Contact <ul><li>This is much easier to do when you don’t write your speech. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, if you type your speech, you will just lose your place…guaranteed! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep those good ideas in your head. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Throw in an off-the-cuff comment <ul><li>Be flexible and natural </li></ul><ul><li>Trust your instinct </li></ul><ul><li>Add a few words that just pop into your head </li></ul><ul><li>“Keep it conversational and think of the audience as a group of your friends (Laskowski, L., 1997, para 9)”. </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Laskowski, L. (1997). Impromptu or extemporaneous speaking. Retrieved on September 3, 2005, from http://www.ljlseminars.com/imprompt.htm . </li></ul>

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