Ch 9: Speech Delivery

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about speech types, vocal qualities and nonverbal communication. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these speech delivery topics.

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

Video Objectives
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.

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