Study Briefs

Public Speaking

  • Format: eBook
  • Edition: 2016
  • Publisher: Little Green Apples Publishing LLC

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Is fear of public speaking something you struggle with or worry about? Our Public Speaking Study Brief may provide the expert practical advice you need. This quick reference title provides a concise overview of proven public speaking techniques and insider tips to help a new or inexperienced speaker develop the skills necessary to prepare, practice and deliver a polished presentation. With a how-to focus, this academic outline presents an easy-to-ffollow set of guidelines in one convenient guide. A brief introduction focuses on famous speakers and speeches that serve as inspirational role models and classic examples. Topics covered include: guidelines for planning your speech, defining its purpose (informative vs. persuasive); knowing your audience; identifying the topic and thesis; creating an outline; writing the parts of your speech (introduction, body, and conclusion); incorporating research and citations into your talk; and the importance of practice and feedback in fine-tuning the final product. Detailed sections highlight key points to consider: appearance and body language, language and voice, listening skills during group communication, ethical speaking and listening considerations, and methods for overcoming fear and anxiety. Strategies to build confidence, a list of do's and don'ts, ways to improve your skills, and useful websites to explore the subjects further are also included.

Topics Covered:

  • Famous Speakers and Speeches
  • Fear of Public Speaking
  • Guidelines for Planning Your Speech
  • Determining Your Topic
  • Informative Speaking
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Determining Your Speech Purpose
  • Determining Your Thesis
  • Creating an Outline and Parts of a Speech
  • Incorporating Research/Oral Citations
  • Visuals
  • Note Cards/Cue Cards
  • Appearance and Body Language
  • Language and Voice
  • Listening
  • Ethical Speaking and Listening
  • Group Communication
  • Strategies to Build Confidence
  • Do's and Don'ts of Public Speaking
  • Ways to Improve
  • Useful Websites for Public Speaking
  • References

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