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Speech Delivery - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Public speakers are concerned about speech delivery, and in this chapter, you'll explore some of the reasons that delivery is important. Experienced instructors will introduce you to the different types of speech delivery and show you how to convey meaning using vocal qualities. When you're finished with the lessons in this chapter, you'll know about:
- Importance of pronunciation and articulation in public speaking
- Four types of speech delivery
- Methods for interpreting meaning from nonverbal cues
- Strategies for the post-speech question and answer session
|Why Delivery Matters in Public Speaking||Lists and discusses several reasons why delivery is important to a public speaker.|
|Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized||Identifies impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript and memorized speaking as the four types of speech. Provides details on each of these speech types.|
|Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking||Describes how a speaker's vocal qualities can relay meaning. Introduces qualities of emotional tone, fluency, volume, articulation, inflection, pace and pitch.|
|Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking||Details why correct pronunciation and articulation are important for delivering a speech. Discusses dialect and explains how to choose which one to use for different audiences.|
|The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery||Defines nonverbal communication. Depicts how meaning can be interpreted from eye contact, body orientation and posture, gestures and facial expressions.|
|Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech||Offers strategies for preparing for a Q&A session, including formulating potential questions and practicing delivery of answers. Highlights the importance of being positive and honest when responding, staying focused and directing responses appropriately.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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Other chapters within the Communications 101: Public Speaking 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
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
- Types of Speeches
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Speech Evaluation
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech
- Required Assignments for Communications 101
- Studying for Communications 101