About This Chapter
Practical Applications for Public Speaking - Chapter Summary
Share this chapter on the practical applications for public speaking to help your employees develop and utilize this important skill. Our short, professionally designed lessons cover different methods of audience analysis and the four stages of the listening process. Along with each lesson, we've included a multiple-choice quiz for quick self-assessment so your employees will feel confident moving on to new lessons.
How It Helps
- Builds strong speakers: The practical tools offered in this chapter, such as questionnaires offered for self-evaluation and infographics about common speaking issues, provide hands-on actions for skill development.
- Eases training: Whether you have teams in one location or many, you can use this corporate training resource to reach a multitude of training goals.
- Provides skill development: After completing this chapter, your teams should understand how to create a strong thesis statement that supports and develops their speech topic.
This chapter is a helpful way to ensure your employees know how to reach these goals:
- Employ formal and informal methods of audience analysis
- Detail the four stages of the listening process
- Develop a clear thesis statement
- Use vivid language when speaking in public
- Identify some of the common fallacies used in public speaking
- Evaluate themselves as speakers
- Find and evaluate sources for research
1. Practical Application: Using Informal & Formal Methods of Audience Analysis
These scenario-based activities will help you learn how to analyze your audience. Here, we'll practice using formal and informal methods of analysis to identify what the audience might be thinking or feeling.
2. Practical Application: Four Stages of the Listening Process Infographic
This infographic will help you understand and apply the four stages of listening. Although active listening may seem intuitive, it can be difficult and is used often in all industries.
3. Practical Application: Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic
Developing a thesis statement is perhaps the most important aspect of speech writing. Here you will have a chance to practice this skill and create effective thesis statements.
4. Practical Application: Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research
The quality of research sources varies, and the need for quality information also varies between projects. However, there are some surefire winners and losers when it comes to good sources.
5. Practical Application: Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking
Public speaking is truly an art form. But how do you become skilled in this form of communication? Read ahead to discover how to use vivid language in a speech and practice using it with a scenario.
6. Practical Application: Common Fallacies Infographic
When debating an issue or articulating a belief, mistakes in logical reasoning can dramatically reduce the power of an argument. Remembering the most common types of logical fallacies can help you improve your argument's credibility. The infographic presented here can help you keep track of several common fallacies.
7. Practical Application: Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker Questionnaire
Being a good public speaker is essential for business owners and for anyone who needs to speak with others. Use this questionnaire to self-assess your own public speaking ability.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking: Skills Development & Training course
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Analyzing Your Audience
- Listening and Feedback
- Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech
- Researching the Speech
- Organizing The Speech
- Outlining The Speech
- Language and Style
- Speech Delivery
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
- Types of Speeches
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Speech Evaluation
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech