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Effective Speech Delivery - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Reciting a speech to yourself in the mirror doesn't hold a candle to actually giving it on a stage before a crowd of what could be thousands of people. Whether it is a graduation ceremony, wedding reception or a political rally, a speech will be remembered not just for its content but for its style. Even the non-verbal gestures made by a speaker have a chance to leave a lasting impression on the crowd. This set of video lessons will detail the following:
- What to do about including diversity
- How to adjust pronunciation
- How to properly rehearse the delivery
- Why nonverbal cues in speeches are important
- How to take grammar into account
|Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized||Compare the differences among speech types.|
|Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking||See how writing affects speaking.|
|Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking||Hear how to capture an audience with words.|
|Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking||Learn how noise can change a speech's perception.|
|How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech||Examine the different choices of words in speech.|
|Considering Pronunciation, Articulation and Dialect in Public Speaking||Discover how different cultures can influence speaking.|
|Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity||Read how to best appeal to the widest audience.|
|The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery||Witness the effect of physical gestures.|
|Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process||Research how to prepare.|
1. 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.
2. Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking
Using proper grammar and pronouncing words correctly are as important to the delivery of a quality speech as the content itself. Errors in sentence structure, word use and articulation will distract your audience and affect your overall speech delivery.
3. Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking
A speech should not bore the audience. To captivate your audience and command their attention, the use of vivid language is necessary. This includes using clarity, rhythm and vividness to get your audience to pay attention to your speech.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity
Speechwriters must consider diversity when writing their speeches. A way to avoid offending people is to use inclusive language, or language that the audience is familiar with and understands.
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.
9. Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process
Speech rehearsal is as important as writing the speech itself. It starts with a pre-rehearsal and then follows several steps. By following the process, you will have a winning speech.
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