How can you use eye contact effectively? . Eye contact nonverbally sends the message, “I am interested in you ; tune me in; I have something I want to share with you.”. Why are gestures important to public speaking?.
”Gestures can distract your audience in various other ways as well. Grasping the lectern until your knuckles turn white or just letting your hands flop around without purpose or control does little to help you communicate your message.
Gestures can help you repeat your verbal message. For example, you can say, "I have three major points to talk about today,” while holding up three fingers. Or you can describe an object as 12 inches long while holding your hands about a foot apart. Repeating what you say through nonverbal means can reinforce your message.
Vocal delivery includes pitch, speech rate, volume, pronunciation, articulation, pauses, and general variation of the voice. A speaker has at least two key vocal obligations to an audience: Speak to be understood, and speak with vocal variety to maintain interest.
Our face expresses happiness, anger, surprise, sadness, disgust, and fear. But when we speak to others, our faces area blend of expressions rather than communicators of a single emotion.
Your audience sees your face before they hear what you are
going to say. Thus, you have an opportunity to set the emotional tone for your message before you start speaking.
Ask yourself: Am I allowing your face to help communicate the emotional tone of your thoughts?
FOUR TYPES OF DELIVERY
Objects add interest because they are tangible. They can be touched, smelled, heard, and even tasted, as well as seen. Objects are real, and audiences like the real thing.
Model-A small object that represents a larger object. If it is not possible to bring along the object you would like to show your audience, consider showing them a model of it.
Peoplecan serve as presentation aids.
Amelia, a choreographer for the Ballet Folkloric Mexicano, wanted to illustrate an intricate Latin folk dance, so she arranged to have one of the troupe’s dancers attend her speech to demonstrate the dance.
A speech about global warming
A speech about Salsa dancers
A speech about shoes
A speech about the history of televisions
A speech about the history of UIC
Audiovisual aids combine sound and images to communicate ideas.
With audiovisual aids you combine the power of visual rhetoric with a supporting audio track.
Examples: DVD (digital video disk), YouTube vides, Hulu videos etc.