Example of an effective public speaker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1HnWwzmNk Ronald Reagan - From cowboy to president Photo credit: www.nbcnews.comwww.nbcnews.com Photo credit: it.wikipedia.orgit.wikipedia.org
Today Non-verbal aspects of public speaking Debate practice
A Good Speech perfect language skills does not = a good speech. Non-verbal elements also play a role in making a good speech: - Appearance - Posture - Body language - Eye contact - Title of the speech - Good speech structure
A Good Speech Appearance: VS. Photo credit: properashell.comproperashell.com Photo credit: www.anglicansamizdat.netwww.anglicansamizdat.net
A Good Speech Appearance: A professional appearance makes you seem: - More confident. - More knowledgeable. - More reliable It also draws peoples’ attention… in a good way.
A Good Speech Body language: - Use gestures naturally (like you would when talking to your friends). - Trying to “plan” or “fake” too many gestures will make you appear unnatural. - Be careful to avoid exaggerated gestures. - A good way to practice gestures is to speak in front of a mirror.
A Good Speech Eye contact: - Another sign of confidence. - Creates a connection to your audience (draws them to you). - Don’t forget to shift your focus through the various sections of the audience.
A Good Speech Title of the speech: “November 15 th Speech” vs. “Homework: A danger to our future” “Doctors work long hours” vs. “The hard life of a doctor” “Why we should all buy a puppy” vs. “The joys of a puppy companion”
A Good Speech Title of the speech: - The audience knows the title before the presentation. Having a catchy or interesting title can build anticipation in the audience BEFORE the speech even begins. People will look forward to your speech more. Grabs attention before you speak.
A Good Speech Good speech structure…of course: 1. Hook. 2. Tell the audience what you’re going to say. 3. Tell them. 4. Tell them what you have said.
A Good Speech THE most important element to a good speech? Preparation
Note about title Send your speech title to me by Sunday (11:59 p.m.) - firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com I will distribute the list of speech titles after receiving them.
Basic Argument Structure Position: Governments should be able to track all people in their borders Because (Reason 1): Evidence (For example, For instance, According to…, Studies show…): Bridge (Furthermore, In addition, Moreover) Because (Reason 2): Evidence (For example, For instance, According to…, Studies show…): Re-affirm position (Therefore, …, And so…, For these reasons…):