Traits Of Effective Speaking

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Published on March 31, 2008

Author: athenamilis

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Welcome to Speaking 101 What Good Speakers Need to Know By Mrs. Milis http://209.197.86.65/19580222/themes/disney/Fantasmic.mid

Traits of Effective Speaking Idea Development (explanations, demonstrations, illustrations, clarifications, definitions, elaborations ) Organization (Intro, Body, Conclusion) Voice (Pitch, Volume, Rate, Stress, Inflection) Word Choice (emotional appeal- connotation vs. denotation) Body Language (para-language matches/enhances content and purpose) Conventions (oral grammar structures must match written grammar structures ARTICULATE)

Idea Development (explanations, demonstrations, illustrations, clarifications, definitions, elaborations )

Organization (Intro, Body, Conclusion)

Voice (Pitch, Volume, Rate, Stress, Inflection)

Word Choice (emotional appeal- connotation vs. denotation)

Body Language (para-language matches/enhances content and purpose)

Conventions (oral grammar structures must match written grammar structures ARTICULATE)

Know Your Audience Ask yourself these questions before writing Who is my audience? What does my audience know? What do my audience need to know?

Ask yourself these questions before writing

Who is my audience?

What does my audience know?

What do my audience need to know?

Trying to Make all the Traits Work Together… Can be a pretty difficult balancing act! Body Language Word Choice Voice Idea Development Conventions Organization

Can be a pretty difficult balancing act!

Know Your Exact Purpose Ask yourself : What am I trying to accomplish with this speech? To entertain? To describe? To explain? To define? To persuade? To inform?

Ask yourself : What am I trying to accomplish with this speech?

To entertain?

To describe?

To explain?

To define?

To persuade?

To inform?

Your Purpose and Tone Should be Connected! Tone comes from the words and examples you decide to choose to convey your purpose. In the words of Jennifer St. Julian, “You could change the meaning of an speech with just one word if you do it right.” Ask yourself : What do I want my audience to know? How do I want my audience to feel? What do I want my audience to do? Then: Choose words and examples to carefully achieve these writing objectives

Tone comes from the words and examples you decide to choose to convey your purpose. In the words of Jennifer St. Julian, “You could change the meaning of an speech with just one word if you do it right.”

Ask yourself :

What do I want my audience to know?

How do I want my audience to feel?

What do I want my audience to do?

Then:

Choose words and examples to carefully achieve these writing objectives

Appropriate and Sufficient Content Ask yourself: Are my examples and details suited to this particular purpose and audience? Did I provide enough information? Do I know enough about my topic? How can I find out what I don’t know?

Ask yourself:

Are my examples and details suited to this particular purpose and audience? Did I provide enough information?

Do I know enough about my topic?

How can I find out what I don’t know?

What is Quality Public speaking? Quality Speech is clear and interesting to its particular audience. Quality Speech successfully achieves its purposes .

Quality Speech is clear and interesting to its particular audience.

Quality Speech successfully achieves its purposes .

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