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Oral and Written Communication Session 1 Steve Seepersaud
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Steve’s No. 1 rule in public speaking DO NOT READ YOUR SPEECH!
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Psychology of public speaking • You’re nervous for good reasons. • Almost all of us feel this way. • Doesn’t have to be perfect to be good. • Optimal level of arousal.
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Dealing with nerves • BREATHE! • It’s okay to be nervous. • Accept, rather than push away. • Preparation can help calm nerves.
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Key talking points • What are your main messages? • Think about 2-3 key talking points. • Make them known early. • Reinforce throughout the speech.
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Unformatted text preview: Keeping things simple Know your material. Study; dont memorize. Be conversational. Dont script things out too much. A-B-C rule of public speaking A udible B rief C ompelling Four Cs of public speaking C ore message C onfident C lear C onversational The audience Your message; their needs/wants. Smaller gap means better experience. Substance may remain constant. Form tailored to the audience. Audience analysis What do we know about them? Demographics are important. What is the knowledge base?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course SCHOOL OF 102 taught by Professor Abcd during the Spring '11 term at Binghamton University.

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