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1.From your experience as a student who listens to teachers inclassrooms, what is the difference between a good public speaker and abad public speaker?2.Who among the many public figures do you consider to be a good publicspeaker? Why do you think so? What do you think makes this personeffective?3.What are the worst traits of a public speaker? How do they affect their
Introduction.What makes a speech electric? What makes a speech soeffective it can make the audience have goosebumps or make them flush inrage or joy? Some speeches can be so effective they trigger adrenaline,while other speeches, just as effective, trigger a sense of peace and calm inthe midst of chaos. Great speakers have been called hypnotic, magnetic, andcharismatic, and this is not just because they have a compelling message,but because of the captivating manner they deliver these speeches, as well.Performance. Speeches are performances, and they are delivered bestwhen they have the feel of authenticity and earnestness. People respondwhen they think that the one speaking is being honest and sincere, and theyrespond even more strongly when they feel that they can relate to thespeaker in question. Because of this, a sense of humor helps break the ice,and strategic shows of vulnerability and concern can make an audience feelcloser to the speaker.Plan the Speech.It is important to express oneself in an expressive andarticulate manner. It is best to choose one's words carefully, and to ensurethat one's speech builds on the foundations of logos, pathos, and ethos. Tocome across as articulate, one must also nurture a speaking style that iseffective, and this style varies from one person to another.Eye Contact.One way of coming across as authentic is the ability to makegood eye contact with the audience, and to speak in a manner that touchesthem. It is important to engage the audience, and eye contact helps in doingthat. Some people, however, have a hard time making eye contact. Shouldthis be the case, it would help to pick out three people from the audience,placed in a mental triangle from one's position, and try to make eye contactwith them instead of the rest of the people in the room. If one is trulyhesitant to look at people's eyes, one may look at their foreheads instead;this creates the illusion of making eye contact with people without actuallydoing it. On the other hand, if one is comfortable making eye contact, itwould help to pick out people who seem to be friendly or accommodating tolook at, so that when one speaks, one feels confident and at ease.Speaking Style.Different people have different speaking styles, and onecan only find one's personal style through constant practice. Some peopleseem to be more effective when they come across as calm, trustworthy, andreasonable, and their hand gestures seem more open and thoughtful. Others,on the other hand, can get away with bursts of passion and bombast,infecting the audience with their fervor and enthusiasm.

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Rhetoric, TED Talks

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