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Ch 47: NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies

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Watch our videos to refresh your knowledge of public speaking techniques and types of speeches. Brush up your understanding in preparation for these types of questions on the NES ELA exam.

NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review strategies for speech making, including how to use diction and vocal qualities. Our videos and quizzes can help you prepare for NES ELA exam questions on topics such as:

  • Social norms for interpersonal communication
  • Conducting class discussions
  • Types of speeches
  • Style of speeches
  • How diction influences a speech's style
  • Using vocal qualities to convey meaning

You can watch our video lessons anytime on your computer or mobile device. Lesson transcripts let you read along with the narrator and highlight important terms and concepts. An ask-an-expert feature lets you get help from the instructors if you have additional questions.

NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies Chapter Objectives

The NES ELA exam is used as a condition for teacher certification in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions and is computer-delivered. Questions based on the material in this chapter can be found in the exam's Oral and Visual Communication section which makes up 12% of the total score.

The quizzes accompanying our lessons give you practice answering questions in exam format. These quizzes also let you assess your retention. The answer key includes links to the lessons so you can quickly hop back to the right spot and review questions you answered incorrectly.

8 Lessons in Chapter 47: NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

1. Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

This lesson will discuss cultural expectations for interpersonal communication in North America, and provide concrete tips for success. Examine non-verbal behavior, conversational speaking, and some common pitfalls.

Class Discussion Rubric

2. Class Discussion Rubric

This lesson provides an overview of rubrics and what to consider when making a class discussion rubric. It also includes tips for using rubrics during class discussions. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Public Speaking as a Communication Process

3. Public Speaking as a Communication Process

Public speaking is a process of communicating to a large group. It involves a sender, receiver and a message. The message is sent through various channels and generally results in feedback from the audience.

How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

4. How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

Public speaking and casual conversation are similar in that they are done to inform, persuade or entertain an audience. They are different in that public speaking is more structured, is spoken in a formal language and has a formal delivery.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

5. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

6. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

7. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

8. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.

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