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Public Speaking 101
Transcript of Public Speaking 101
Beginning the Journey
Who am I?
That's all folks!
What does it mean to be 'audience-centered'?
- The audience determines your topic
Why is it important?
- Different audiences have different needs and perceptions
Good Public Speaking Qualities
- Specific audience
- Facial and vocal expression
Where do we start?
How about a
In the beginning...
Act III, Scene ii
- formal language
- roles of speaker and
listener clearly defined
- casual language
- roles of speaker and listener more ambiguous
- vocalized thoughts
- adapt messages to listeners
- nonverbal behaviour
How do we become
"But I believe that every human being needs to listen consciously in order to live fully, connected in space and in time to the physical world around us, connected in understanding to each other..."
~ Julian Treasure
Time to exercise our listening skills!
Martin Luther King Jr.
"I Have a Dream"
Public Speaking vs. Communication
Qualities of good public speaking
Improving our listening skills
How to read the audience (verbal and non-verbal feedback)
Julian Treasure: "5 Ways to Listen Better"
The Two Cs: Credibility & Conviction
Credibility: that which encourages people to trust what you're saying
Conviction: the level of your belief in what you are saying
Clip # 4
Charlie Chaplin in
The Great Dictator
Tips for Speech Organization
One main point
An introduction that hooks the audience and prepares them for what is to come
Relevant material to support and expand on your one main point
A conclusion that recaps what you've just spoken about
Advocate, Spirit of Truth,
Who are everywhere present and fill all things,
Treasury of Blessings,
Bestower of Life,
come, dwell within us;
cleanse us of all that defiles us, and O Good One, save our souls.
Time to explore
The Body-Voice Connection
Using both the voice and body to communicate
Engaging the body in order to use the voice to its best potential
How Many Clips is This?
Pope Francis' First Homily
The Voice During Public Speaking
Comfortable pace (approx 140 words/min)
The Body During Public Speaking
Eye contact with audience
Relaxed at side
Feet shoulder-width apart
Relaxed and confident
Move with purpose
No eye contact
Slouching/making your body small
Both depend upon
Credibility and conviction
One main point supported by relevant info
Intro that hooks; conclusion that recaps
Speech delivery (the "Body-Voice Connection")
Using the entire body to its full potential
Rejoice, Virgin Mary, full of grace!
Oh Theotokos, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb,
For you have given birth
To the Saviour of our souls.