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Speech Evaluation - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Explore some of the steps you can take to become a better speaker with the help of our knowledgeable instructors. They'll show you how to use video and audio recordings as well as feedback from a trusted listener to improve the structure, style and delivery of your speech. Video lessons in this chapter are designed to teach you about the following:
- Setting specific speaking goals
- Using a variety of evaluation methods
- Thinking critically about others' speeches
- Rehearsing your speech
|Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods||Get some suggestions for setting appropriate speaking goals. Find out which evaluation methods can help you meet them.|
|Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches||Examine strategies for analyzing and evaluating a speaker's claims.|
|Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process||Learn why it's important to rehearse your speech before delivering it to an audience. Explore steps in the rehearsal process.|
1. Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods
The last word of a speech does not completely end it for the speaker. A speaker must take time to evaluate a speech to determine whether the expected goals were accomplished. This lesson will explore several methods to evaluate yourself as a speaker.
2. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches
Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.
3. Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process
Speech rehearsal is as important as writing the speech itself. It starts with a pre-rehearsal and then follows several steps. By following the process, you will have a winning speech.
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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
- Speech Delivery
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
- Types of Speeches
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech
- Required Assignments for Communications 101
- Studying for Communications 101