Planning Public Speaking. Remember: Public speaking is like an enlarged conversation: Have something to say!. Communication Apprehension is normal and can even be helpful. Presentational Styles. Impromptu Speaking: Little preparation Extemporaneous Speaking: Preparation and practice
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Planning Public Speaking
Remember: Public speaking is like an enlarged conversation: Have something to say!
Communication Apprehension is normal and can even be helpful
Impromptu Speaking: Little preparation
Extemporaneous Speaking: Preparation and practice
Manuscript Speaking: Read from script
Memorized Speaking: Without notes
The best way to overcome communication apprehension is to RESEARCH, PLAN and PRACTICE!!!
1. Choose a topic that interests you.
2. Know your goal: to persuade, inform, or entertain.
3. Your topic can be summarized by a single clear thesis statement.
4. Know your audience.
Thesis Statement v. Purpose Statement
Thesis statement: what your speech is about; the main idea.
Purpose statement: what you want your speech to accomplish (what you want the audience to walk away with from your speech
1. Personal Knowledge
3. Media (books, magazines, on-line, etc. Often done in a library.
4. Original research (such as surveys
3. Comparisons: similes (direct) and analogies (indirect)
4. Quotations: credibility comes from appropriate identification
5. Visual Aids: Simple and Large
Organization and Presentation
Introduction (gain attention, provide the purpose, preview the content
Body (Major claims and evidence)
Conclusion (Restate the major points, offer a memorable final though and provide a strong sense of closure
Speech Writing Style
You are writing for the ear
and not the eye
What Do You Need To Write
Headings for each section
References to evidence
Exact transcriptions of anything hat will be used verbatim
*Key Word Outline*for COM 114 Speeches
Key phrases and/or words
Use 4 x 6 Index Cards with one heading per card (Number them!)