Presentation on theme: "Nonverbal Components of Delivery"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nonverbal Components of Delivery Personal Appearance, Eye Contact, Facial Expression, Posture, and Proxemics
2 Personal AppearanceWay you dress, groom, and present yourself physicallySpeaker’s dress should be appropriate to the occasionWear attire that is neither too revealing nor too restrictingPersonal appearance is a complex combination of social norms, cultural and generational influences, and personal style
3 Eye Contact Visual contact with another person’s eyes Eye contact’s functions include: way to greet and acknowledge the audience before the speech begins, way to gauge and keep our audience’s interest, and way to communicate sincerity and honestyFor effective eye contact: make eye contact with many people in the audience rather than a few friendly faces and look with interest
4 Facial ExpressionYour face plays a central role in communicating with your audience, letting them know your attitudes, emotional states, and inner thoughtsFacial expression is the movement of your eyes, eyebrows, and mouth to convey reactions and emotionsCan use facial expressions to communicate your own interest in your topic, your agreement or disagreement with a point, your openness to an idea, and your feeling about an issue
5 Posture Way we position and carry our bodies People perceived as confident and relaxed or tense and insecure based on postureNervousness can affect our posture
6 GesturesMovements, usually of the hands but sometimes the entire body, that express meaning and emotion or offer clarity to a messageGestures should be as natural as possibleVary your gestures, use gestures that fit your message, and stay relaxed
7 Proxemics The use of space during communication Be mindful of how far away you are from your audience as well as how elevated you are from themThe farther away you are, the stronger the idea of separation
8 Rehearsing Your Speech Remember, the more you practice, the more natural you will sound.
9 Rehearsing Your Speech Practice giving your speech aloud using your speaking outlinePractice all stories, quotations, statistics, and other evidence until you can deliver them exactly as you wantWhen you are comfortable with your material, practice your speech in front of a mirror
10 Rehearsing Your Speech Now tape your speech and listen for vocal varietyPractice your speech again, incorporating the verbal and nonverbal changes you worked out in steps 1 through 4Now practice a few times in front of a friendStage a dress rehearsal
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