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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?.

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Eye contact nonverbally sends the message, “I am interested in you; tune me in; I have something I want to share with you.”

”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.

  • Gestures

  • Eye Contact

  • Movement

  • Posture

  • Facial Expressions

  • Vocal Delivery

  • Physical Appearance

Vocal delivery
Vocal Delivery

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.

Facial expression
Facial Expression

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?

  • Manuscript Speaking - Reading a speech from a written text.

  • Memorized Speaking - Delivering a speech word for word from memory without using notes

  • Impromptu Speaking - Delivering a speech without advance preparation

  • Extemporaneous Speaking - Speaking from a written or memorized speech outline without having memorized the exact wording of the speech


Three dimensional presentation aids
Three-Dimensional Presentation Aids

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.

What visual aid s would you use in the following scenarios

What visual aid(s) would you use in the following scenarios?

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

Audio visual aids

Audio-visual Aids

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.