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Developing Effective Speaking Techniques A CCORDING TO several sources, speaking in public is one of the top fears most people have in life! It is even listed above the fear of death! It shouldn’t be that way. Public speaking can be an enjoyable experience when you know and develop the skills needed to be successful. Having a good experi- ence will help you gain confidence and allow you to enjoy the opportunity to speak in front of others. Objective: þ Identify the characteristics of a properly prepared and delivered speech. Key Terms: Ñ Rise and Shine—Speaking with Confidence Speaking in front of others is much like playing an instrument or a sport. Practice makes perfect! No one would expect someone to pick up a saxophone for the first time and sound like a professional blues musician. Nor would anyone be expected to be able to go one-on-one with an NBA player on the basketball court the first day the person played! Practicing gives you the confidence needed to feel good about speaking in front of a group. Much preparation, planning, and practice will make it easier to speak about a topic and feel like you know a great E-unit: Developing Effective Speaking Techniques Page 1 u AgEdLibrary.com Copyright © by CAERT, Inc. — Reproduction by subscription only. 020057 body confidence entertaining speech informative speech introduction main idea monotone persuasive speech stage presence summary timbre
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deal about it! Knowing how to prepare and deliver a speech that is interesting will allow you to feel good about the experience! QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE SPEAKER Think of the best speech you’ve ever heard. What did you like about it? Did the speaker seem to know what he or she was talking about? Did the speech motivate or entertain you? Good speakers share many of the same qualities. These qualities serve as guidelines that you can use as you develop your skills as a speaker. t Speak with confidence— One common thread among outstanding speakers is that they speak with confidence. Confidence is knowl- edge that you can effectively undertake the task at hand. Good speakers believe in what they have to say and are confident in how they deliver their speeches. Though even the most experienced speakers are usually at least a little nervous, they do not let that stand in the way of giving good performances as speakers. The other qualities of a good speaker that follow will all contribute to your being able to speak with confidence. t Know your audience— Be knowledgeable about the group you will be speaking to. What are the group’s areas of interest? What are its views on certain issues? What is the group hop- ing to gain from your speech? By knowing your audience, you can tailor your speech to meet its needs. This will give you credibility as a speaker.
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