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Public Speaking 101

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Transcript of Public Speaking 101

Public Speaking 101
Beginning the Journey
Who am I?
That's all folks!
Being 'Audience-Centered'
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
- Clear
- Credible
- Facial and vocal expression
- Necessary
Where do we start?
How about a
movie clip?
In the beginning...
Hamlet,
Act III, Scene ii
Thoughts?
Public Speaking
vs
Conversation
Similarities:
Differences:
Public Speaking
Conversation
- planned
- formal language
- roles of speaker and
listener clearly defined
- spontaneous
- casual language
- roles of speaker and listener more ambiguous
- vocalized thoughts

- adapt messages to listeners

- nonverbal behaviour
expressed
How do we become
'audience-centered'?
By becoming
better listeners!


"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
Verbal Responsiveness
Non-Verbal Responsiveness
Time to exercise our listening skills!
Another clip:
Martin Luther King Jr.
"I Have a Dream"
Lunch time!
Morning Recap:
Public Speaking vs. Communication
Qualities of good public speaking
Being audience-centered
Improving our listening skills
How to read the audience (verbal and non-verbal feedback)

Become Active
Listeners
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
That's right!
Listening takes
work!
Heavenly King,
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.
This means...
Time to explore
Speech Delivery!
The Body-Voice Connection
Using both the voice and body to communicate
ie. Listening
Engaging the body in order to use the voice to its best potential
How Many Clips is This?
Pope Francis' First Homily
Exercise break
Improv anyone?
The Voice During Public Speaking
Clear/articulate
Comfortable pace (approx 140 words/min)
Loud enough
Expressive
pause/phrasing
pace
volume
pitch
inflection
emphasis
colouring
Opposite of:
Mumbling
Too fast/slow
Too quiet/shouting
Monotone
The Body During Public Speaking
Eyes
Eye contact with audience
Arms/hands
Relaxed at side
Purposeful gestures
Body
Stand tall
Feet shoulder-width apart
Relaxed and confident
Move with purpose
Opposite of:
No eye contact
Fidgeting
Tense body
Slouching/making your body small
Pacing/unmotivated movement
GAME TIME!!!
Afternoon Recap
Both depend upon
Experience
Education
Presentation
Credibility and conviction
Speech structure
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
FINAL QUESTIONS?
Finished!
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.
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