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Ch 14: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Speaking

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The MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam includes question that assess your knowledge of effective speaking. Let our expert instructors and self-assessment quizzes help you review effective public speaking strategies.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Speaking - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors help you review the role of public speaking in the communication process, the components of effective public speaking and how to teach these concepts in the classroom. The lessons in this chapter can prepare you for MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam questions on:

  • Persuasive, informative and special occasion speeches
  • Ethos, pathos and logos
  • Building credibility
  • Four types of speech delivery
  • Nonverbal communication and vocal qualities
  • Pronunciation, articulation, dialect and pace
  • Adapting to your audience

Since our lessons are tailored specifically tailored to the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam, you'll not only review the techniques that make for an effective public speaking performance but gain a deeper understanding of its inherent concepts. Our lessons feature convenient video tags and text transcripts so you can learn at your own pace from subject-matter experts.

15 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Speaking
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Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

1. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.

Public Speaking as a Communication Process

2. 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.

Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types

3. Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types

Informative speeches are written to inform your audience about a topic. There are several classifications that can be used depending on the purpose of your speech.

Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

4. Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

An informative speech is given to teach the audience something new. To do this, there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep your speech relevant, interesting and full of engaging and useful information.

Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types

5. Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types

Persuasive writing is all about influencing people by using credibility, logic and emotion; and this can be achieved in a few ways. The speaker may want to assert a fact, a value or even a policy.

The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking

6. The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking

Persuasion is all around you. You are likely trying to persuade someone or they are persuading you all of the time. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of persuasion and the strategies you can use.

Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches

7. Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches

Special occasion speeches are written and delivered to commemorate an occasion like a wedding or funeral, or even for a roast. Even though special occasions speeches seem simple, they have a few rules that need to be followed.

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

8. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

Ethos, pathos, and logos are the foundation modes of persuasion, also known as appeals. In this lesson, you will learn about the different modes of persuasion and how to incorporate them into your speech.

Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking

9. Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking

Building credibility is an important component of your speech. Without credibility, your audience members won't trust what you have to say! This lesson will teach you about the different types of credibility and how to build credibility in your speech.

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

10. 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.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

11. 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.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

12. 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

13. 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.

How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

14. 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.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

15. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.

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