Using your Voice

Photo by Dids on 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 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

Types and Styles

Photo by ICSA on I. FOUR TYPES OF SPEECHES Extemporaneous Given from an outline, but with flexibility to change words, style Allows tailoring message to audienceAllows for strong eye contactAllows immediate revision based on audience nonverbal feedback Manuscript Given verbatim from printed textUse when stating position, providing evidence, political statementsLimits speaker’s ability to revamp … Continue reading Types and Styles

Stylistic Devices

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on SELECTED STYLISTIC DEVICES FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AlliterationRepetition of words beginning with the same consonant sound. "She sells sea shells by the sea shore." AnadiplosisStarting a sentence with same word or phrase that ended the preceding sentenceWhen I reached the top of the mountain, I could feel the clouds. The … Continue reading Stylistic Devices