By Dan O'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Rob Stewart
This best-selling short advent to public talking bargains functional assurance of each subject generally lined in a full-sized textual content, from invention, examine, and association, to perform and supply. Its concise, reasonably cheap layout makes it excellent for the general public talking path, and any environment around the curriculum, at the activity, or in the neighborhood. The fourth variation bargains even more advantageous assurance of the basics of speechmaking, whereas additionally addressing the altering realities of public talking in a electronic global, with a brand new bankruptcy on on-line displays, and new instruments and suggestion for locating and comparing on-line assets.
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Be compassionate in your criticism. Always start by saying something positive, and focus on the speech, not the speaker. • Be selective in your criticism. Make specific rather than global statements. Rather than statements such as, “I just couldn’t get into your topic,” give the speaker something he or she can learn from: “I wanted more on why the housing market is falling . ” Part 2 Development 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Analyzing the Audience 37 Selecting a Topic and Purpose 49 Developing Supporting Material 57 Locating Supporting Material 64 Doing Effective Internet Research 73 Citing Sources in Your Speech 83 6 Analyzing the Audience Advertisers are shrewd analysts of people’s needs and wants, extensively researching their buying habits to identify what motivates them.
Use Movement to Minimize Anxiety During delivery, you can use controlled movements with your hands and body to release nervousness. Think about what you want to say as you do this, instead of thinking about how you look or feel. ) 22 1 • GETTING STARTED Move as You Speak You don’t have to stand perfectly still behind the podium when you deliver a speech. Walk around as you make some of your points. Movement relieves tension and helps hold the audience’s attention. QUICK TIP Seek Pleasure in the Occasion Most people ultimately find that giving speeches can indeed be fun.
If summarizing someone else’s ideas, briefly describe their essence and acknowledge the source. 13 When including copyrighted materials in your speeches—such as reproductions of charts or photographs, a downloaded video clip, and so forth— you must determine when and if you need permission to use such works. 14 For any work created from 1978 to the present, a copyright is good during the author’s lifetime, plus 50 years. After that, unless extended, the work falls into the public domain, which means anyone may reproduce it.