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Giving a Good Speech
Transcript of Giving a Good Speech
Ashley Peralta Giving a Good Speech A speech is
an expression or ability to express thoughts
style of speaking
a formal address or discourse
(Oxford, 1) What is a Good Speech? Find credible sources!
Know and understand concepts
Develop a strong thesis
False question: Discuss how cats are the best pets.
Look at the opposition Researching the Topic Writing a Good Speech Preparing the Speech Giving the Speech Answers to the quiz Use appropriate types of visuals
Only put main points on visual
Engage the audience
How are visuals helpful? Make a
Presentation Try to memorize the main points to talk about
Want the audience to understand the purpose
Tell the audience the purpose 3 times What to Talk About People remember things better when they see them written down
Reduce the speaker's nerves How do visuals help the audience and the speaker? Oral communication website tutorial
Practice in front of friends and peers
It reduces nerves and you become more willing to deliver your speech.
Overcome Speech Apprehension Practice These are the programs that we offer to your students
These are all the numbers that you can call
This is how much everything will cost For Parents Different ways to present the same information (ex. Orientation information) Demonstration:
Connecting with Audiences Here are some programs that we offer. Go Terps!
Here are some numbers you can call. Fear the Turtle!
Here’s how much things will cost, but who care? Go Maryland! For Students ii. Strong opening - (hook)
iii. Cohesive points
iv.Transitions Using Rhetorical Appeals Ethos, Pathos, Logos
“The identification of ways in which communications can incorporate emotional appeals involves being able to identify how both verbal and non-verbal communication can be used to create a mood or reaction without necessarily any specific rational argument being made” (Kevin Read). A GOOD speech is
Appeals to audience
Good visuals, good eye contact, precise nonverbal cues
Strong conclusion Start with a strong opening
to get audience’s attention -Speech will not be effective if you cannot be heard or understood Speak loudly and clearly -Don't just read from script/notecards; look up at audience
-Don't try to memorize the speech; additional fear of forgetting it; “memorized words tend to take on a singsong quality” (Pollock, 1) Make eye contact -Good posture & body language
-Hand gestures Non-verbal communication In this example, Adolph Hitler uses his hands to
emphasize the emotion in what he is saying, and
maintains a straight face to show he is
serious and angry -Be able to improvise if audience seems confused or bored
-Be knowledgeable of topic to answer questions Consider your audience -Reiterate main points made throughout speech
-Finish with a memorable closing (e.g. ask a compelling question, show a memorable image or video) Conclusion 1. When researching the topic the acronym ____ is a good way to reflect if a source is credible.
2. _____, ______, and _____ are the three rhetorical appeals necessary in a speech.
3. The ____ _____________ ______ is the best place on campus to visit for practicing a speech.
4. When actually giving the speech ___-______ communication is an important, if not the most important part about communicating with your audience. Pre-Quiz! 1. When researching the topic the acronym OPVL is a good way to reflect if a source is credible.
2. Ethos, pathos, and logos are the three rhetorical appeals necessary in a speech.
3. The Oral Communication Center is the best place to visit on campus to practice for a speech.
4. When actually giving the speech non-verbal communication is an important, if not the MOST important part about communicating with your audience.