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Ch 26: Elements of Speech Delivery

About This Chapter

These video lessons will get you caught up on the elements of speech delivery. Learn about the different types of speech delivery, using nonverbal communication during a speech and how to prepare for a speech.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 26: Elements of Speech Delivery
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Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

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.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

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.

Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

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.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During 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.

Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process

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.

Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a 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.

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