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Public Speaking

What are three advantages of public speaking? promote self-growth, advance knowledge, essential for a stable society
def of public speaking a transactional process through which a speaker delivers a speech to an audience for a specific purpose
what percentage of your speech is in the preparation? 92%
your speech should be: tailor-made for the occasion
guidelines for choosing the right topic: something you're passionate about, your knowledge/experience on the subj, can I find more info?, is it worth my listener's time?
my purpose should be stated in: a single sentence. Be brief and to the point
what are 4 ways to organize my speech? chronological, spacial, topical, or problem-solving
chronological: time-based
spacial: east to west, up and down, etc.
topical: group similar topics together
problem-solution: good for persuasion
principles of an outline: have a consistent set of symbols, less important points should be suboordinate to main points, have only one idea per sentence
what should you label? intro, body, conclusion
What is the #1 rule for outlines? if you have a 1 you must have a 2, if you have an A, you must have a B, etc.
what should you write first, body or intro? body--it will help you to better form your intro
in gain your audiences attention in the intro, use a: story, startling statistic, rhetorical question, or a great quote
four things you should do in the intro: gain attention, state thesis, establish good will, orient the audience
in the body you: tell them what you want to say
in the conclusion: restate the purpose, summarize quickly the main points, end on a note of finality
4 delivery methods: written out and memorized, written out and read, impromtu, outlined and extemporized
written out and memorized: not a good thing; gets dull and boring; good to memorize certain points and quotes!
written out and read: "manuscript speech"; gets dull, also
impromtu speech: a spur of the moment speech
outlined and extemporized: prepared, practiced; words flow naturally
anima = Greek word for passion
tips for impromtu speeches: take a moment to think; be brief in your answer
communication apprehension: fear of speaking
how to deal with communicaiton apprehension: realize you're not alone, analyze the situation, convert fear into action
types of questions to ask in an interview: open/closed, primary/follow-up, neutral/leading
in an interview, have an intro, body, and conclusion
Created by: kelseyrae