Ch 46: Public Speaking Strategies

About This Chapter

Get well-acquainted with some key public speaking issues by going through the video lessons in this chapter. What separates public speaking from casual conversation is clearly explained.

Public Speaking Strategies - Chapter Summary

Various vocal qualities to consider during public speaking such as volume and rate, are addressed in this chapter's content. You'll also explore the importance and different types of diction for use when speaking to an audience. When you have completed the chapter you should be familiar with these additional issues:

  • Types of speeches
  • Speech styles
  • Social norms for communication
  • The transactional and interactional public speaking models

Review the material in this chapter from a computer or any kind of internet-enabled handheld device. You'll see that each lesson comes with a practice quiz that allows you to quickly demonstrate to yourself your grasp of the chapter's content. If you you want to examine some lesson segments again, make use of the video tags to help you pinpoint them and move you directly to them.

8 Lessons in Chapter 46: Public Speaking Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

1. Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

This lesson will discuss cultural expectations for interpersonal communication in North America, and provide concrete tips for success. Examine non-verbal behavior, conversational speaking, and some common pitfalls.

Class Discussion Rubric

2. Class Discussion Rubric

This lesson provides an overview of rubrics and what to consider when making a class discussion rubric. It also includes tips for using rubrics during class discussions. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Public Speaking as a Communication Process

3. 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

4. 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.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

5. 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.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

6. 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.

How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

7. 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.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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