Ehrentraut_11 - 1) The use of volume, pitch, rate, pause,...

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1) The use of volume, pitch, rate, pause, articulation, enunciation, and pronunciation are attributes that make an effective speaker. I had the opportunity to observe a few times Michelle Krieger as a lecturer for the church (manuscript presentation). Since she used a microphone her volume was her normal level which is a relaxed, comforting sound. The pitch did not waver much during her readings nor did it become monotone. She would speak at an appropriate rate of speed not hurrying to finish and not dragging it out endlessly. She would pause after each line for a few seconds before moving on to the next one. Each word was clear and distinct I never had a problem understanding or following her train of reasoning. Do you think this presentation would have been improved with a more extemporaneous style/ 2) Volume is how loud the speaker is talking. The pitch refers to how high or low the voice is. Rate is the speed at which a person speaks. Pauses are brief silences within a speech. Articulation refers to the clarity of individual sounds and enunciation refers to the distinctiveness with which words are sounded. Pronunciation refers to the accepted way to sound any given word. 3) Physical appearance can play a huge role in the effectiveness of delivery. In some cases physical appearance can hinder effectiveness just as in others it can enhance effectiveness. In some cases physical appearance would otherwise hinder effectiveness but because of the media used it does not. Listeners look for speakers they can relate to, they wish to imitate, and/or who show great strength. John the Baptist would have been a more effective speaker had he not worn the tattered clothes and the unkempt appearance. His appearance was such a hindrance that it resulted in many shunning him before ever even giving his messages a chance. Instead they dismissed him as a madman. OK, but remember that this account is from the bible and is therefore someone’s idea/ description of how he looked. It would be more useful for you to consider someone you actually observed. However, had he dressed to please the masses it would have hurt his message making
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CAS 100C taught by Professor Nicholas,cheryll during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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