Ch 21: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Public Speaking Skills

About This Chapter

The public speaking skills chapter of the FSA Grades 9-10 ELA preparation course can help you understand the importance of public speaking skills. Use our short video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes to help you succeed on the FSA Grades 9-10 ELA exam.

FSA Grades 9-10 ELA: Public Speaking Skills - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert and professional instructors will help you review the different types of skills necessary for effective public speaking. Our video lessons will show you topics like:

  • Process of public speaking
  • Differences between public speaking and casual conversation
  • Speech styles
  • Organizing a speech
  • Language and vocal qualities
  • Pronunciation, articulation and dialect
  • How to use visual aids
  • Setting your pace when speaking
  • Handling mistakes and identifying and correcting errors

Our instructors go through these concepts to help you become better prepared for the test. Knowing the topics of the chapter above, you will be able to master that portion of the FSA Grades 9-10 ELA exam. As you are studying through the chapter, keep in mind that our instructors are available if you have any questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 21: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
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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.

How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

2. How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

Public speaking and casual conversation are similar in that they are done to inform, persuade or entertain an audience. They are different in that public speaking is more structured, is spoken in a formal language and has a formal delivery.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

3. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

4. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.

Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking

5. 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.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

6. 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

7. 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, pronunciation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

8. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.

How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

9. 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.

Managing Mistakes While Speaking

10. Managing Mistakes While Speaking

Do you get tongue-tied while you're speaking? Does one small mistake throw you completely off your game? Learn some strategies for managing your mistakes in the moment and getting back on track in this lesson.

Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking

11. Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking

It's not always easy to hear mistakes in your own speaking. In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for improving your own spoken English even if you don't have anyone else to practice with.

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