About This Chapter
Elements of Speech Delivery - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will cover the various elements that make up public speaking, from rehearsal to delivery, even how to answer questions from the audience after presenting. You'll learn about important factors to consider while giving your speech, such as articulation, nonverbal communication and using your individual vocal qualities to impart meaning.
After completing the chapter, you will have learned about the following components of speech delivery:
- The four methods of delivering a speech
- Conveying meaning with vocal qualities and inflection
- Articulation, pronunciation and dialect in speech-making
- Using non-verbal communication in public speaking
- Process of rehearsing for a speech
- Preparing for questions from the audience
Each chapter is broken down into short video lessons lasting less than ten minutes, making concepts easy to understand. The lessons are followed by a brief quiz, so you can check to see what information you've retained. Use the interactive timeline in the lessons to quickly skip to specific topics and the lesson transcript to help you review. In addition, our expert instructors are here to answer any questions you might have about the lesson materials.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech
When the audience asks a question, the speaker must be sure that he/she can properly respond with an answer that is correct and that satisfies the inquisitor. There are a few ways the speaker can formulate an answer and deliver it with confidence.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Praxis English Language Arts - Content Knowledge (5038): Practice & Study Guide course
- Literary Theories & Research
- Literary Genres & Forms
- Periods of American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature Overview
- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Literary Skills & Strategies
- Praxis English: Analyzing Literature
- Forms of Poetry
- Figurative Language in Literature
- Literary Themes & Main Ideas
- Technical Writing & Informational Texts
- Argument & Rhetorical Strategies
- Evaluating Arguments and Reasoning
- Language and Word Choice
- Language Development & Acquisition
- Strategic Approaches to Reading Instruction
- Types of Essays
- Essay Organization, Development & Presentation
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Types of Writing Sources & Citations
- Methods for Writing Instruction
- Strategies for Speech Organization
- Strategies for Classroom Discussion
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Praxis English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Flashcards