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Unformatted text preview: planning visual material. Effective visual materials are characterized by a number of factors such as simplicity, unity, emphasis, balance, and legibility. Rehearse your speech a number of times before you actually give it. Practice before a mirror and use a tape recorder. If possible, give your speech to a small group of friends. Ask them to assess your poise, eye contact, voice, gestures, and rate. Your voice should be conversational, confident, and enthusiastic. Avoid a monotonous sound at all costs. Vary your pitch and intensity. Monitor the volume and rate of your speech. Judge the quality of your voice. Are you shrill, nasal, raspy, breathy, and growly?...
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