Ch 12: Effective Speaking: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature

About This Chapter

Follow along as our instructors guide you through engaging video lessons focused on effective speaking. Take the lesson quizzes in this chapter to test yourself before taking the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test.

MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Speaking - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to refresh your memory about the topics you need to know for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. Our knowledgeable instructors will highlight the effective speaking information that is most pertinent to this exam. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:

  • Types of speeches and their purpose
  • Tips and strategies for public speaking
  • Understanding the role and audience of each type of speech
  • Modes of persuasion
  • Types of speech delivery
  • Using non-verbal communication and vocal quality in speech delivery
  • Speaking with clarity and control
  • Adapting to the audience during and after a speech

The videos are short, entertaining and easy to understand. Each video also has a corresponding text lesson that includes key vocabulary words related to effective speaking and speech concepts like articulation and dialect. You can also use our quizzes to get ready for exam day by practicing answering questions like those you will see on the actual MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test.

14 Lessons in Chapter 12: Effective Speaking: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature
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Public Speaking as a Communication Process

1. 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.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

2. 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 Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking

3. The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking

Persuasion is all around you. You are likely trying to persuade someone or they are persuading you all of the time. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of persuasion and the strategies you can use.

Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

4. Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

An informative speech is given to teach the audience something new. To do this, there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep your speech relevant, interesting and full of engaging and useful information.

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

5. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

Ethos, pathos, and logos are the foundation modes of persuasion, also known as appeals. In this lesson, you will learn about the different modes of persuasion and how to incorporate them into your speech.

Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking

6. Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking

Building credibility is an important component of your speech. Without credibility, your audience members won't trust what you have to say! This lesson will teach you about the different types of credibility and how to build credibility in your speech.

Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

7. Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

There are four ways in which a speaker can deliver his or her information. Once can speak from his head, commit every word to memory, read from a script or use a blended approach.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

8. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

9. 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.

Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

10. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, punctuation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.

How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

11. How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

It's perfectly normal to start talking faster when you're nervous, but it does make you harder to understand. Here's how to get it under control and maintain a regular speaking pace.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

12. 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.

Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance

13. Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance

In many public speaking classes you will be asked to create a preparation outline and a speaking outline. These outlines are important in the process of speech construction and delivery.

Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare

14. Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare

It can be overwhelming at times to find a topic that is just right for the speech you are giving. A great way to decide upon the best topic for time limits is to determine if your topic is too broad, too narrow, or if it is a focused topic.

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