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Although you needn't sound like a preacher, you can use these techniques to punctuate your delivery and keep your audience engaged.Methods for Good DeliveryYou can improve your speech delivery by following a five-step method. On the next screen, let's look at two additional steps related to the delivery of your speech. Methods for Good Delivery, continuedGood speech delivery also includes these steps: Most importantly, when preparing yourself with this method, start early! A single practice session—no matter how long—is probably inadequate. Give yourself at least a couple of days, preferably more, to gain command of your speech and your personalized delivery. Different Delivery OptionsWhen you give a speech, you simply stand up there and talk, right? Well, it's a little more complicated than that. You need to decide beforehand exactly how you're going to deliver the speech—you need to decide on a method of delivery.There are several different methods you can use. The method of delivery should fit the speech situation.Additionally, selecting a method depends on understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. On the following screens, we discuss some methods to consider. The Manuscript SpeechOne option you have is to read your speech while at the podium; this is referred to as a manuscript speech. When the accuracy of your wording is essential, this is the type of speech you would use. You might also use this option when there is a strict time limit.You can do several things to prepare for a manuscript speech: In situations where accuracy and time are not crucial, you should use other types of delivery for your speech. Reading to an audience can become boring! Recitation from MemoryAnother option for your speech delivThe memorized speechis not a verydifficult, and remembering the speecdifficult. Nowadays, it is customary If you do decide to deliver your speeLearn it thoroughly—be able to recite it from start to finish. Practice in front of others—friends can help point out your weak spots. Use memory devices if necessary—use keywords or images to recall. Your focus should be on communicaspecific words. Impromptu SpeechesYou can also deliver an impromptu speech. Such speaking situations might occur with little or no warning.When you find yourself in an impromptu speaking situation, consider these guidelines to organize your thoughts quickly as you speak: With these guidelines in mind, you'll never be at a loss for words. Impromptu? Don't Panic!Your first reaction to an impromptu speech request might well be panic. Don't worry. If you follow the guidelines outlined on the previous screen, you will pull it off with ease!
After taking several deep breaths, if there is sufficient time, quickly jot down any ideas you might have.