Class Notes 1-31

Class Notes 1-31 - Movement – should be done with a...

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Class Notes, 1/31 Vocal and Physical Delivery : tools and options available to you in more effectively  communicating your ideas Physical: Posture  – upright posture is the default, shows command, projects voice; a change in posture can  signal informality Personal appearance, dress  – depends on formality of occasion; usually good to err on side of  more professional Eye contact  – serves four purposes: provides feedback for the speaker; helps keep audience  connected and engaged; shows command of the material; shows openness and trustworthiness Gestures  – reinforce a message; provide a nonverbal cue to emphasize or help explain - Be conscious of not keeping your hands in an odd position and not being overly  animated o Generally keep hands at sides, or use note cards to keep hands steady
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Unformatted text preview: Movement – should be done with a purpose; can emphasize or signal a change in tone Facial expression – act natural Vocal Delivery : speak to be understood, speak with variety to maintain interest Volume Rate – speed can show excitement, slowness shows gravity; be careful not to rush b/c of anxiety Pronunciation and Articulation – saying the words correctly and saying them clearly; credibility and audience comprehension depend on them Pauses – can greatly enhance impact; give the audience a moment to reflect, signal a transition Vocalized Pauses – um, uh, er, like, you know, etc.; be wary of them Pitch – speaking w/ variety instead of monotone; shows subtlety of emotion...
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  • Spring '11
  • Raskin
  • informality Personal appearance, transition Vocalized Pauses, professional Eye contact, slowness shows gravity, tone Facial expression

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