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Transcript of Effective Delivery
Types of Delivery
Smile or at least try and look pleasant
Eye contact - use the scan
Use natural gestures
Don't make distracting movements
Pauses & Filler Words (Fluency)
Pronunciation & Articulation
Accents & Dialect
Using elements of all the basics we just outlined to make your speech more interesting and entertaining for your audience
Vary your breath, volume, rate, pitch, and fluency for maximum impact
Tips for Effective Delivery
Attention to detail
Can choose exact language
Easier to stay in time limits
Difficult to keep eye contact
Delivery can be dull & ineffective
Allows most eye contact
Difficult to adapt & change
Allows for maximum eye contact
Allows for movement
Can cause high anxiety
Very little preparation time
Lack of supporting material
Allows eye contact
Allows preparation time
Can cause anxiety
Note cards can be awkward
Difficult to estimate time
Breath - learn abdominal breathing to talk longer, louder & better
Apps can help with this!
Breathe 2 Relax (available on App store for free)
Rates often vary but a guideline would be:
Too slow – Less than 120 words per minute
Acceptable – 120-170 words per minute
Too fast – more than 170 words per minute
Need a volunteer!
If you take more than thirty seconds to read this message out loud, you are a slow speaker. If you take fifteen seconds you are speaking at a rate of two hundred and fifty words per minute which is too fast for most audiences to follow easily. But remember that your message and nature of your audience can modify your speaking rate.
Pauses & Verbal Fillers can make a big impact on any speech
Pronunciation, Articulation, Dialect
Pronunciation is the correct formation of word sounds
Articulation is the clarity or forcefulness with which the sounds are made
Dialects are sub-cultural variations on pronunciation and articulation
Don’t mumble or be a lazy speaker – try to avoid “pitfalls” from your geographical location – people from Philadelphia, I am talking to yous!!
Are yous going?
The Body in Delivery
Clarifies the meaning of verbal messages
Can either enhance a speech or be very, very distracting
Helps establish credibility & rapport with the audience
Volume & Pitch
Volume - make it a little louder than natural conversation; look for audience cues
Pitch - how high or low your voice is can and does make a difference so practice your best Julie Andrews
Examples of Pitch
Don't be this guy!
Research shows that infants who use more hand gestures at 18 months have greater language abilities later on
How to Use Hand Gestures