Unformatted text preview: Care about your audience. What is their reaction? Focus on THEM not YOU. Use a spirited and enthusiastic delivery. Appear confident and relaxed. (Act "as if" you are, even if you aren't) Don't look at the floor, over the audience's head, or at the back wall. Use vocal variety, don't speak in only one tone of voice. Don't speak too fast or too slow. Pronounce all words correctly. Look up words you don't know. Don't call attention to your mistakes. Don't apologize if you "blank out" just try to keep going. Don't rush your closing. End your speech and then leave, don't pack up when you are still speaking. End your speech with a great conclusion. Don't fade out. Make sure the audience knows when your speech is over. Don't say "That's It" when you end your speech. Enjoy speaking. (It will show.) After you end your speech, have a slight pause (you might say "thank you") and then, and then only, progress to your seat....
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- Fall '08
- eye contact, 2006 singles, Fade Out, Singing