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Speech Delivery

  1. 1. Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 1
  2. 2. “All great speakerswere bad speakers at first.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 2
  3. 3. Qualities of Effective Speakers  Ethics  Knowledge  Preparation  Self-Confidence Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 3
  4. 4. Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism Use more than one source for speech Use a variety of sources Avoid using language identical to original author Cite sources prior to quoting a source Always identify your sources Give credit to originator of ideas Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 4
  5. 5. Symptoms of Speech Anxiety Vocal changes Fluency problems Dryness in mouth and throat Tense facial expressions Random gestures Body movements Nonvisible symptoms Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 5
  6. 6. What Causes Speech Anxiety? FEAR? Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 6
  7. 7. Treating Speech Anxiety Select a topic you enjoy and know. Be prepared and know your audience. Be confident. Think positively. Practice, practice, practice. Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 7
  8. 8. Additional Tips for Controlling Speech Anxiety Talk with instructor for additional help. Don’t give up! Practice relaxation techniques - systematic desensitization. Realize that everyone feels this way. Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 8
  9. 9. How Do You Delivera Winning Speech? Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 9
  10. 10. Methods of DeliveryChoose an appropriate method: Impromptu Delivery Manuscript Delivery Memorized Delivery Extemporaneous Delivery Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 10
  11. 11. How do vocal and physical aspects affect delivery? Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 11
  12. 12. Vocal Aspects  Vocal quality  Intelligibility  Vocal variety • Rate • Force • Pitch Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 12
  13. 13. Physical Aspects Personal appearance Body movement Gestures Facial expressions e Eye contact Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 13
  14. 14. What Are Some Distracting Speaker Behaviors? rapid speech  tense, rigid monotone  sloppy posture mumbling  swaying awkward pauses  dancing  leaning on hands in pockets podium playing with hair  weight shifts looking at floor or  crossing legs ceiling Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 14
  15. 15. Polishing Your Delivery Practice, practice, practice! Learn your speech. Start learning small pieces first, then practice the entire speech. Practice in the room in which you will speak. Practice alone, then with people. Focus on what you’re saying and to whom. Be yourself! Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 15
  16. 16. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a speaker?What are you hoping to improve upon? Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 16
  17. 17. Copyright © 2008 by Allyn and Bacon 17

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