Ch 12: MTEL Speech: Delivering Effective Speeches

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to learn different methods and techniques to deliver an effective speech. Carefully reviewing these lessons will aid you in your studies for the MTEL Speech exam.

MTEL Speech: Delivering Effective Speeches - Chapter Summary

These lessons are a valuable resource as you prepare for the MTEL Speech exam in that they provide tools and strategies for how to deliver a speech effectively. This chapter will help you get ready for test questions on the following subjects:

  • The impact of diction on a speech
  • Differences between the styles of written and oral speeches
  • The importance of grammar and punctuation in speeches
  • What inclusive language is along with what it does
  • Four kinds of speech delivery
  • The different vocal qualities
  • The role of body language in speech delivery
  • The process of speech rehearsal
  • Preparation for answering questions after delivering a speech
  • Fitting your speech within time limits

These brief video lessons are led by expert instructors who aim to present the information as clearly and thoroughly as possible. After you view each lesson, you may take the accompanying multiple-choice quiz to determine how well you comprehend what the lesson detailed. Once you have completed the entire chapter, be sure to take the cumulative exam to practice answering questions about each lesson you reviewed.

MTEL Speech: Delivering Effective Speeches Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Speech exam is a licensure test you must take to become certified to teach a speech course in Massachusetts. The test, which has 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response items, assesses your knowledge of every major aspect of speeches. Forty percent of the exam tests your knowledge of public speaking, with questions that may relate to speech delivery. By studying this chapter, you will review the significant components of delivering an effective speech, which will help you answer any pertinent questions on the exam. Additionally, by taking the practice quizzes and chapter exam, you will gain experience answering questions that have the same multiple-choice format as the MTEL Speech exam's items.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTEL Speech: Delivering Effective Speeches
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How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

1. 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.

Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

2. Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

Several differences contrast oral and written communication. Some differences seem obvious, but there's more to it. Retention, preciseness and engagement are just a few main differences.

Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity

3. 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.

Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking

4. 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.

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

5. 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

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

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.

Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process

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.

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

10. 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.

Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare

11. 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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