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Presentation Skills

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Sophia Vitko

on 25 February 2013

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What is the most important when you deliver
a speech How to make your speech effective Presentation Skills Content Sincerity Speech Structure Introduction Nonverbal Communication Your Speaking Posture Voice Confidence Delivery Personal stories Original ideas Speech Development Effectiveness Speech Value Body Language Voice Manner Body Conclusion Gestures Body Movement Facial Expressions Eye Contact Pitch Variety Pauses Volume Practice: Speech Structure Pair up.

Interview each other on the following topics:
1) favorite book or movie
2) favorite place on Earth (city, particular place)
3) hobby or favorite way to spend time

Tell us about your neighbor minding speech structure. Make
- introduction,
- body (you already have 3 points to talk about, make smooth transitions between them),
- summarize. Clear points (3-5) The speech is structured around a purpose and this structure must include an opening, body and conclusion. A good speech immediately engages the audience’s attention and then moves forward toward a significant conclusion. Measured by the audience’s reception of the speech.
- Was I able to determine the speaker's purpose?
- Did the speech relate directly to that purpose?
- Was the audience's interest held by the speaker? Speech value justifies the act of speaking. The speaker has a responsibility to say something meaningful and original to the audience. The listeners should feel the speaker has made a contribution to their thinking. Eye Contact Enthusiasm and assurance, showing interest in the audience Sound that carries the message. It should be flexible, moving from one pitch level to another for emphasis, and should have a variety of rate and volume. A good voice can be clearly heard and the words easily understood. When you speak, the people in your audience tend to mirror your attitudes. They unconsciously feel what you feel and respond accordingly.
If you appear relaxed and confident, your audience will also feel relaxed and confident. If you smile at your listeners, they will perceive you as a friendly person and smile back at you. And, most important, if they’re convinced you are sincere and trustworthy, they will pay attention to what you say. Purpose To inform
To persuade
To entertain
To inspire How to make your speech effective Use personal stories
Be sincere
Bring original ideas the audience interested in your speech The opening should immediately catch the audience attention

Tell the audience what you will be talking about - Question
- Challenging statement
- Joke
- A display of some object or picture Well-organized speeches have several benefits for the audience Easier to understand
Easier to remember
More credible
More enjoyable Your final opportunity to convey your message and main point in a manner that will help the audience to remember them Informing - summarize Persuading - suggest a course of action Finish forcefully and confidently. Transitions Consists of the facts and ideas you want to present Example Being vegetarian

- provides all necessary elements you body needs to function

- protects against the effect of aging

- reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease Supporting material - Statistics
- Testimony - quotes, expert opinions
- Examples, stories, anecdotes
- Visual aids - diagrams, charts, pictures
- Facts Provide bridges between topics. Help the audience to follow the ideas being presented and to see the relationship of those ideas. - From introduction to the body
- From idea to support material
- From the last support material to the conclusion Transitions: Examples Afterward
Also
But
Consequently
Consider
Finally
Instead
Later
Meanwhile
Moreover
Next
Then According to
As a result
For example
For instance
In addition
Let's begin with
This means
To illustrate We must consider three things in developing this new product. First is... Second is... Third is... If it so big, why nobody notices this? Surveys show that the #1 fear of people is public speaking. #2 is death.

Death is #2. That means that at a funeral, the average person would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.
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