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SPEECHES. Keys to Success. Posture. Erect posture indicates = Extreme erect posture indicates = Slump indicates = Leaning towards someone = Leaning away from someone = . Space & Movement. Cultural differences Elevators or doctors’ offices Benefits of movement Detriments of movement.

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speeches

SPEECHES

Keys to Success

posture
Posture
  • Erect posture indicates =
  • Extreme erect posture indicates =
  • Slump indicates =
  • Leaning towards someone =
  • Leaning away from someone =
space movement
Space & Movement
  • Cultural differences
  • Elevators or doctors’ offices
  • Benefits of movement
  • Detriments of movement
body language gestures
Body Language & Gestures
  • Physical communication is just as important as what we say
  • Conveys ideas, clarifies importance, shows strong emotion
  • Mouth
  • Eyebrows
  • Hands
  • Fidgeting
eye contact
Eye Contact
  • Cultural group differences
  • In Canada, eye contact indicates interest, attention and integrity.
  • Prolonged eye contact is considered inappropriate.
  • Looking over heads makes you appear aloof
vocal expression
Vocal Expression
  • Articulation – clarity and distinction
  • Expressivity – shades of meaning
  • Vitality – enthusiasm
  • Pleasing tone
  • Speed – 140-160 words per minute on average
  • Pauses – used to highlight words or ideas
  • Volume – speak to the back and vary the volume
  • Variance – change your pitch, volume and speed at least once every 30 seconds to match the words meaning
pitch
Pitch
  • Pitch should be varied
  • Exercise: Say the letter “A” as low and as high as you can without singing.
  • What types of words or sentences should be said in a high pitch and which should be said in a low pitch?
word stress inflection
Word Stress & Inflection
  • Stress main or new idea in each line
  • “There is a car. The car is in the driveway.”
  • Voice should fall at the end of each sentence (except for questions)
  • With a partner, read the following sentence and create different meanings by altering the stress and inflection:
    • I never said you stole the money.
final hints
Final Hints
  • Begin with something catchy.
  • Use a clear structure.
  • Choose your words carefully.
  • Use literary devices to make an effect. (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, imagery, repetition…)
  • Add humour where appropriate.
  • Use personal anecdotes.
  • Finish strong.
  • Know your audience.
  • Know your material thoroughly.
  • Do not read from your notes.
  • Practice, practice, practice.
  • Smile where appropriate. 