ORAL COMMUNICATION. Prepared Speaking. Not everyone is a born speaker, but everyone has the ability to develop effective oral communication skills. The ability to speak in public is a life skill that can and should be developed.
Not everyone is a born speaker, but everyone has the ability to develop effective oral communication skills.
Controlling mechanisms allowing the speaker to hold the audience’s attention.
Careful planning, structuring, editing and re-editing will ensure a successful speech.
Introduction = gripping and should immediately hold the audience’s attention. E.g. quotation, rhetorical question or contentious statement.
Analyse your topic by looking at the key words of the instructions.
List or use a mind map to identify all the aspects that need to be researched.
Remember: Regard your speech as a holistic piece, but also as a holistic entity comprised of smaller building blocks.