Ch 18 - Pauses-strategic elements of a speech used to...

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Public Speaking, Ethics, and You Chapter 18 Volume- the relative loudness of a speakers voice while giving a speech Lavalier microphone- a microphone that attaches to a lapel or a collar Handheld or fixed- a microphone that is attached by a cord to an electrical power source Pitch- the range of sounds from high to low. Pitch is determined by the number of vibrations per unit of time; the more vibrations per unit the higher the pitch and vice versa Intonation- the rising and falling of voice pitch across phrases and sentences. Intonation is what distinguishes a question from a statement Speaking rate- the pace at which a speech is delivered. The typical public speech occurs at a rate slightly below 120 words per minute Vocal fillers- unnecessary and undesirable phrases or utterances that are used to cover pauses, such as “uh”, “hmm”, “you know”, “I mean”, and “its like”
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Unformatted text preview: Pauses-strategic elements of a speech used to enhance meaning by providing a type of punctuation emphasizing a point, drawing attention to a key thought, or allowing listeners a moment to contemplate Vocal variety-the variation of volume, pitch, rate, and pauses to create an effective delivery Pronunciation-the formation of word sounds Articulation-the clarity or forcefulness with which sounds are made, regardless of whether they are pronounced correctly Dialects-subcultural variations of the mainstream pronunciation and articulation of a language Mumbling-slurring words together at a very low level of volume and pitch so that they are barely audible Lazy speech-a poor speech habit in which the speaker fails to properly articulate words...
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