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1 Delivering Your Speech You can do it!

2 Delivery Delivery is the action or manner of speaking to an audience. Delivery is the action or manner of speaking to an audience. This chapter focuses on the four methods of delivery, the verbal and nonverbal components of delivery, and strategies for rehearsing your speech. This chapter focuses on the four methods of delivery, the verbal and nonverbal components of delivery, and strategies for rehearsing your speech.

3 Methods of Delivery: Extemporaneous Carefully prepared and practiced speech from brief notes rather than from memory or a written manuscript Carefully prepared and practiced speech from brief notes rather than from memory or a written manuscript Notes prompt your ideas but do not allow you to read every word to your audience Notes prompt your ideas but do not allow you to read every word to your audience Eye contact and gestures are natural, and your tone is conversational Eye contact and gestures are natural, and your tone is conversational Extemporaneous speaking encourages direct communication between the speaker and audience Extemporaneous speaking encourages direct communication between the speaker and audience

4 Methods of Delivery: Impromptu Not planned or prepared in advance Not planned or prepared in advance Occurs in meetings or public gatherings when someone is asked to speak or feels the need to share his or her perspective Occurs in meetings or public gatherings when someone is asked to speak or feels the need to share his or her perspective

5 Methods of Delivery: Manuscript Read to an audience from a written text Read to an audience from a written text Some speeches require manuscript delivery such as when detailed and exact info must be reported carefully; when your speech will be scrutinized word by word, archived, and referred to later; and when your speech text will be used later for some other purpose Some speeches require manuscript delivery such as when detailed and exact info must be reported carefully; when your speech will be scrutinized word by word, archived, and referred to later; and when your speech text will be used later for some other purpose

6 Methods of Delivery: Memorized Present a speech that has been written out, committed to memory, and given word for word Present a speech that has been written out, committed to memory, and given word for word Memorized delivery is used when your speech is very short, when you want to say things in a very specific way, and when notes would be awkward or disruptive Memorized delivery is used when your speech is very short, when you want to say things in a very specific way, and when notes would be awkward or disruptive

7 Verbal Components of Delivery Volume: loudness of a speaker’s voice Volume: loudness of a speaker’s voice Rate: speed at which we speak; rate of speaking helps by communicating certain emotions or energies Rate: speed at which we speak; rate of speaking helps by communicating certain emotions or energies Pitch (position of tones on the musical scale – highness or lowness of a speaker’s voice) and Inflection (manipulation of pitch to create certain meaning or mood) Pitch (position of tones on the musical scale – highness or lowness of a speaker’s voice) and Inflection (manipulation of pitch to create certain meaning or mood) Pauses: hesitations and brief silences in speech or conversation Pauses: hesitations and brief silences in speech or conversation

8 Verbal Components of Delivery Articulation: physical process of producing specific sounds to make language intelligible to our audience Articulation: physical process of producing specific sounds to make language intelligible to our audience Pronunciation: act of saying words correctly according to the accepted standards of a language Pronunciation: act of saying words correctly according to the accepted standards of a language Dialect: pattern of speech shared by an ethnic group from specific geographical locations Dialect: pattern of speech shared by an ethnic group from specific geographical locations

9 Volume Use a soft or low volume Use a soft or low volume a. Please lower your voice; mother has a headache. a. Please lower your voice; mother has a headache. b. If we are very quiet, maybe he won't find out how late we got in. b. If we are very quiet, maybe he won't find out how late we got in. c. The baby's just started her nap- please be quiet. c. The baby's just started her nap- please be quiet.

10 Volume Use a medium volume Use a medium volume a. Pass the gravy after you've taken some. a. Pass the gravy after you've taken some. b. Please wait your turn at the end of the line. b. Please wait your turn at the end of the line. c. Your transmission needs a complete overhaul. c. Your transmission needs a complete overhaul.

11 Volume Use a full volume Use a full volume a. No, you can't go outside-I've told you three times! a. No, you can't go outside-I've told you three times! b. I said "hold," not "fold!" b. I said "hold," not "fold!" c. Get that light out this minute! c. Get that light out this minute!

12 Word Emphasis 1. I can't do that. 1. I can't do that. 2. I can't do that. 2. I can't do that. 3. I can't do that. 3. I can't do that. 4. I can't do that. 4. I can't do that.

13 Word Emphasis 1. Will you go home, Tom? 1. Will you go home, Tom? 2. Will you go home, Tom? 2. Will you go home, Tom? 3. Will you go home, Tom? 3. Will you go home, Tom? 4. Will you go home, Tom? 4. Will you go home, Tom? 5. Will you go home, Tom? 5. Will you go home, Tom?

14 Voice Warm-ups for the Articulators: Smile Pucker Smile with exaggeration, letting your teeth show and drawing the lips as tightly as possible, making your cheek muscles hurt. Say “eeee.” Then with exaggeration, pucker or protrude your lips, saying “oooo.” Repeat ten times each in quick succession (eeeee-ooooo). Repeat with “mee-moo,” “tee-too,” “bee-boo,” “gee-goo,” “lee- loo.” Smile with exaggeration, letting your teeth show and drawing the lips as tightly as possible, making your cheek muscles hurt. Say “eeee.” Then with exaggeration, pucker or protrude your lips, saying “oooo.” Repeat ten times each in quick succession (eeeee-ooooo). Repeat with “mee-moo,” “tee-too,” “bee-boo,” “gee-goo,” “lee- loo.”

15 The Mouth Exercises : ) Open Wide Open your mouth as wide as possible. Say “ahhh.” Now close your mouth, saying “ooo.” Repeat “ahhh-ooo” several times, being sure to open your mouth extremely wide. Open your mouth as wide as possible. Say “ahhh.” Now close your mouth, saying “ooo.” Repeat “ahhh-ooo” several times, being sure to open your mouth extremely wide.

16 Tongue Exercises Tongue Tip Stretch your tongue, trying to touch the tip of your nose. With your tongue, now try to touch your chin. Only one in 1000 can actually do either, so don’t worry if you can’t succeed. The stretch is the important thing. Repeat several times. Stretch your tongue, trying to touch the tip of your nose. With your tongue, now try to touch your chin. Only one in 1000 can actually do either, so don’t worry if you can’t succeed. The stretch is the important thing. Repeat several times.

17 Stretch! Tongue Stretch Curl up your tongue and touch the soft palate at the back of your throat. Now push out your right cheek and then your left cheek as far as you can with your tongue. Repeat. Curl up your tongue and touch the soft palate at the back of your throat. Now push out your right cheek and then your left cheek as far as you can with your tongue. Repeat.

18 Tongue Twisters A. Much whirling water makes the mill wheel work well. A. Much whirling water makes the mill wheel work well. B. Odd birds always gobble green almonds in the autumn. B. Odd birds always gobble green almonds in the autumn. C. She makes a proper cup of coffee in a copper coffee pot. C. She makes a proper cup of coffee in a copper coffee pot. D. Round and round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran. D. Round and round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.

19 Tongue Twisters E. Shave a cedar shingle thin. E. Shave a cedar shingle thin. F. Double bubble gum bubbles double. F. Double bubble gum bubbles double. G. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. G. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. H. Sinful Caesar sipped his snifter, seized his knees and sneezed. H. Sinful Caesar sipped his snifter, seized his knees and sneezed.

20 Articulate gentlemen-(not gen’lmen) gentlemen-(not gen’lmen) city-(not cidy) city-(not cidy) government-(not gov’ment) government-(not gov’ment) Geography-(not jog’phy) Geography-(not jog’phy) twenty-(not twenny) twenty-(not twenny) hundred-(not hunnard) hundred-(not hunnard) don’t know-(not dunna) don’t know-(not dunna)

21 Enunciate the last sound in the following words: comingfriendsinging comingfriendsinging goingdeadpast goingdeadpast runningacrosstalking runningacrosstalking

22 Rate Control Read the following sentences rapidly or slowly as the meaning suggests: Watch out! It's hot. Watch out! It's hot. Please let me do it. Please let me do it. They trudged wearily up the trail. They trudged wearily up the trail. Come as quickly as you can. Come as quickly as you can. The fried pheasant is delicious. The fried pheasant is delicious. What a beautiful view you have from this window. What a beautiful view you have from this window.

23 Stress "YOU WERE GREAT! WHAT A PERFORMANCE!" with the following suggested meanings. "YOU WERE GREAT! WHAT A PERFORMANCE!" with the following suggested meanings. a. He was outstanding. a. He was outstanding. b. He was outstanding. The others in the cast were atrocious. b. He was outstanding. The others in the cast were atrocious. c. He was fair. c. He was fair. d. He was awful. d. He was awful. e. He was outstanding, and you didn't think he had it in him. e. He was outstanding, and you didn't think he had it in him. f. He was satisfactory, but not as good as he told you he would be. f. He was satisfactory, but not as good as he told you he would be. g. You slept throughout the entire performance, and you're asking him how effective he was. g. You slept throughout the entire performance, and you're asking him how effective he was.


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