Delivering Your Speech: Objectives and Outline

Chapter 12: Delivering Your Speech

By Victor Capecce, M.F.A.

Millersville University, Millersville, PA

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify, define and give an example of each of

    
the four main types of

    
delivery
  • Determine the best

    
speaking style for different types of speaking occasions
  • Identify and utilize voice aspects of speaking
  • Recognize and utilize the key “ingredients” of a

    
well-performed speech
  • Adapt to the physical aspects of a speaking

    
venue
  • Plan the speech in

    
preparation for delivery/performance of a speech.


Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Delivery

    • Manuscript Style
    • Memorized Style
    • Impromptu Style
    • Extemporaneous Style


  • Vocal Aspects of Delivery

    • Articulation
    • Pronunciation
    • Accent, Dialect, and Regionalisms
    • Vocal Quality
    • Pitch and Inflection
    • Rate of Speaking
    • Pauses Versus Vocalized Pauses
    • Vocal Projection


  • Nonverbal Aspects of Delivery

    • Personal Appearance
    • Movement and Gesture
    • Facial Expressions
    • Eye Contact


  • Mastering the Location

    • The Room
    • The Podium
    • The Equipment
    • Using a Microphone
    • Water Rules


  • Preparation, Practice, and Delivery

    • Preparing Notes
    • Rehearsing the Speech
    • Managing Stress
    • Delivering the Speech


  • Conclusion
  • Review Questions and Activities
  • Glossary
  • References


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