A Good Speech

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com CRITERIA FOR A GOOD SPEECH In General Content is tailored to and appropriate for this specific audienceHas a clear thesis (a provable assertion)Includes three (or four) key points that support/prove the thesisKey points are derived from credible, reputable sourcesUses an effective organizational pattern (logical, easy to follow)Employs language appropriately & … Continue reading A Good Speech

Using your Voice

Photo by Dids on Pexels.com USING YOUR VOICE Register--the range of pitch, rate, volume, pauses, and enunciation Tone-----highness, lownessa. adds inflection, changes meaning Rate-----speed of speech,a. vary the rate to heighten interest Volume--loudness, softness project voice by bringing air thru diaphragm & chest (not throat)increase volume to stress important point, strong convictionlower volume to express … Continue reading Using your Voice


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Kinesics------study of how body movement conveys meaning GesturePostureFacial expressionPosition Vocalics-----study of how voice and vocal cues create meaning (see above) 1. Pitch 2. Tone3. Rate4. Rhythm5. Volume6. Accent7. Regularity Occulesics---study of how eye contact & pupil dilation convey meaning e.g. interest, arousal, openness, positive feeling, aggression Proxemics---study of how space … Continue reading NON VERBAL FACTORS

Visual Aids

We use visuals to:* Support a thesis Make abstract ideas more realBreak the tediumConvince a skeptical audience Visuals includeCharts, dataCartoons, drawingsPhotos (e.g. pictures, mug shots)VideosText artSpeaker imageFour principles of designContrast (to create interest & organize ideas)Repetition (to reinforce key points, establish interest)Alignment (to unify & organize information on the page)Proximity (to organize ideas)Elements of visual … Continue reading Visual Aids