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Title: 10 Effective Tips for Giving a Speech


1
10 Effective Tips for Giving a Speech
  • Kay Adams
  • click on pictures

2
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Know Your Topic
  • 2. Research/Facts
  • 3. Know Your Audience
  • 4. Delivery of Speech
  • 5. Language/Voice
  • 6. Making Eye Contact
  • 7. Posture/ Nerves
  • 8. Practice
  • 9. Use Visual Aids
  • 10. Question/Answers
  • Conclusion

3
Introduction
  • Gallop Poll
  • Ancient Rome
  • Oral Delivery
  • Keep it short and simple
  • First 30 seconds are important

4
Know Your Topic
  • Decide on a topic use solid foundations/facts
    for your speech.
  • Ask three key questions
  • What is the occasion?
  • What is the purpose of the speech?
  • Who is the audience?

5
Know Your Topic Cont
  • Have an opening, body and conclusion.
  • Decide if you will use a script, notes or cue
    cards to remember key points or facts.

6
Research/Facts
  • Research your topic for relevant facts and
    supporting research.
  • Add references to notes, cue cards or scripts for
    the audience to reference.

7
Know Your Audience
  • Make topic appropriate for age, gender or
    cultures.
  • Your audience is there to here your message.
  • Relax and deliver the message, instead of
    focusing on yourself.

8
Delivery of Speech
  • Speak clearly and make sure your appearance is
    appropriate.
  • Maintain eye contact and refrain from fidgeting.
  • Most importantly be yourself and try to relax.

9
Language/Voice
  • Speak clearly and concisely during your speech.
  • Refrain from using cultural epitaphs, jargon and
    street lingo.
  • Use a large booming pitch so that everyone in the
    audience can hear you, but be careful not to
    scream at them.
  • Use appropriate acronyms, or abbreviations, but
    explain them to the audience.

10
Making Eye Contact
  • Connect with the audience
  • Breathe!
  • Get them to nod their heads to acknowledge what
    youre saying
  • Face and observe your audience
  • Divide the audience into Quadrants
  • Pick one person in each to make eye contact with

11
Posture/Nerves
  • Dont stand there like a stick.
  • Try to appear normal
  • Use hand gestures naturally.
  • Move around a bit, but stand up straight.
  • Take a drink of water when appropriate.
  • Rocking back and forth conveys nervousness.
  • Act natural, not artificial.
  • Try breathing exercises to calm yourself.
  • Arrive early to meet audience members.

12
Practice! Practice! Practice!
  • Practicing your speech in front of a mirror,
    friends and family members can limit anxiety.
  • Take time to pause in the right places and catch
    your breath.
  • Never give a speech unprepared.

13
Use Visual Aids
  • Use PowerPoint presentations to deliver visual
    cues to yourself and the audience.
  • Projectors and slides can be used.
  • Use the Internet/computers if accessible.
  • Use bright colors, pictures, graphs, charts and
    cartoons are all good sources of visual
    information.

14
Questions/Answers
  • Allow time for the audience to ask questions.
  • Be prepared for questions using notes or cue
    cards.
  • If you have no answer, ask audience member to
    talk with you after the speech. This will give
    you time to find an answer.

15
Chart of Progression
16
Conclusion
  • Successful speech
  • Appropriate topic
  • Knowing the audience
  • Clear and concise
  • Voice quality
  • Good eye contact
  • Good body language
  • Lots of practice
  • Appropriate use of Visual Aides
  • Be prepare to answer questions
  • Breathe!

17
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