About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Analyzing the Audience chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Audience-centered speaking||Improving effectiveness as a public speaker, building the speech-making process around an audience-centered model|
|Tuesday||Informally analyzing an audience||Why informal audience analysis can be useful, taking visual cues from audience members|
|Wednesday||Formally analyzing an audience||The value in formal audience analysis, focus groups, surveys|
|Thursday||Researching and observing an audience||Methods of carrying out research on an audience, methods of observing an audience, ways of using gathered information|
|Friday||Gauging and responding to an audience during and after a speech||Ways of measuring audience needs and adapting accordingly|
1. Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs
The best way a speaker can ensure that his message is communicated effectively is to consider his audience and their biases and beliefs. Getting to know and understand the audience will help to create a speech that carries meaning.
2. Informal and Formal Methods of Audience Analysis
There are three formal concentrations a good public speaker needs to focus on when conducting a formal audience analysis. There are also times when an informal analysis will do. Learn more about both types in this lesson.
3. Gathering Information for Audience Analysis: Research & Observation
An audience analysis is an essential step in writing and presenting a speech that is meaningful to an audience. The speaker will look at several traits, characteristics and conditions of his audience to best suit the speech to their needs.
4. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech
Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.
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