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1 The Art of Public Speaking

2 Contents The Power of Public Speaking The Tradition of Public Speaking Public Speaking and Conversation Developing Confidence Public Speaking in a Multicultural World

3 The Power of Public speaking
What is Public Speaking? - A way of making your ideas public, of sharing them and of influencing other people Why do I need PS? essential for my career development no substitute for face- to-face communication make a different in something you care about

4 Tradition of Public Speaking
In Egypt- The oldest book: years ago In classical Greece and Rome Notable thinkers Communication researchers Tradition of Public Speaking

5 Conversations and Public Speaking
Similarities: Organizing your thoughts logically Tailoring your message to your audience Adapting to listeners feedback Differences: PS is more highly structured PS requires more formal language PS requires a different method of delivery

6 Develop Confidence How to overcome “ stage fright”
- Nervousness is normal Speaking experience Preparation Positive thinking The power of visualization Most nervousness is not visible Perfection: No

7 Tips for dealing with nervousness

8 Critical Thinking

9 Speech Communication Process
Speaker: the person who initiates a speech transaction Message: make sure your nonverbal message does not distract from your verbal message Channel: the most direct of all Listener: different frames of reference – must be audience- centered Feedback: Be alert to the reactions and adjust the message accordingly. Interference: hold your listeners’ attention despite the various kinds of interference. Situation: certain occasions require certain kinds of speech


11 Public Speaking in a Multicultural World

12 Consolidation In what ways is public speaking likely to make a difference in your life? How is public speaking similar to everyday conversation? How is public speaking different from everyday conversation? Why is it normal—even desirable—to be nervous at the start of a speech? How can you control your nervousness and make it work for you in your speeches? What are the seven elements of the speech communication process? How do they interact to determine the success or failure of a speech?  What is ethnocentrism? Why do public speakers need to avoid ethnocentrism when addressing audiences with diverse cultural, racial, or ethnic backgrounds?

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