Thursday, February 3, 2011

Top 10 Key Ingredients of an Effective Speech and Speaker

In your opinion, what are the top 10 key ingredients in organizing, delivering, and presenting a speech?


  1. In no particular order:
    1) establishing a connection
    2) breathing properly
    3) powerful words
    4) speaking to the level of your audience
    5) facial expressions/hand movements
    6) clear speaking and eye contact
    7) drama, humor, wisdom
    8) planning & practicing
    9) memorizing key points
    10) using own experiences

  2. 1. Know your material
    2. Practice
    3. Know the audience
    4. Know the room
    5. Relax
    6. Visualize yourself giving your speech
    7. Don’t apologize
    8. Concentrate on the message – not the medium
    9. Body language
    10. Gain experience

  3. 1. Assess how much time your speech should take.
    2. Think about your audience and let your perception of the audience shape the tone of your speech as you write it.
    3. Begin with an introduction that establishes who you are, what your purpose is, what you'll be talking about and how long you're going to take.
    4. Organize your information into points and prioritize them according to importance and effectiveness.
    5. Delete points that aren't crucial to your speech.
    6. Start with your most important point, then go to your least important point and move slowly back toward the most important.
    7. Add support to each point using supporting material.
    8. Link your introduction, points and conclusions together with smooth transitions.
    9. Write a conclusion that summarizes each of your points, restates your main purpose and leaves the audience with a lasting impression.
    10. Proof read your speech for any errors.

  4. 1. Preparation
    2. Try to remain calm before the speech
    3. Learn and know your speech
    4. Don't think that you will forget your speech
    5. Use humor, quotes, tell a story
    6. Get familiar with the audience
    7. Speak clearly and have eye contact
    8. Organize your speech properly
    9. Practice your speech in front of your friends
    10. Know what you are talking about

  5. 1. Identify topic/subject for speech.
    2. Prepare and outline the topic/subject for
    the speech.
    3. Know your target audience.
    4. Rewrite and edit the speech to shorten.
    5. Then inject humor and story telling into the
    6. Write and Rewrite the outline of your speech.
    7. Practice your speech in the mirror.
    8. Rewrite/Organize the speech for one last
    9. Practice your speech in front of family and
    10.Practice your speech with confidence in front
    of family and friend again.
    11.Relax and try to remain calm.
    12.Perform your speech as if you are speaking
    with an old friend.

  6. 1. Identify your audience and subject
    2 Practice your speech before hand.
    3. Relax
    4. Write and rewrite your speech outline.
    5 Talk about something your familiar with
    6. Know your target audience
    7. Organize your speech
    8. Use some humor
    9. have fun
    10. dont be nervous

  7. 1) Preparation
    2) Knowing your audience
    3) Know your material and what you’re trying to get across
    4) Relaxed
    5) Focused
    6) Confident
    7) Humor
    8) Go with the flow when mistakes happen
    9) Eye contact
    10) Have fun

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  9. 1. Identify reason for speech and the kind of approach you want to have on audience
    2. Decide impact you want to have on your audience
    3. Understand material to be delivered
    4. If needed do needed research or focus on the objective of the speech
    5. Make sure your setting and attire is appropriate for delivery
    6. Redo speech as many times needed or prepare well if being livestreamed
    7. Relax and Focus
    8. Since you may not have an audience to focus on make sure you master making the camera what you make eye contact with.
    9. Deliver the way you would want information delivered to you
    10. The only person that needs to know if youre nervous is you, be confident.

  10. 1. Visualize success
    2. Eye contact
    3. Rehearse
    4. Dress appropriately
    5. Good posture
    6. Gesture effectively but not wildly
    7. Articulate
    8. Appropriate facial expressions
    9. Know your topic
    10. Know your audience

  11. Chapter 15, while helpful in providing tips on speech delivery, also made me feel a bit more anxious. For example, I tend to gesture quite a bit in casual conversation and would need to tone that down. I would also need to be more mindful of my facial expressions because I laugh when I'm nervous. On the other hand, reading about these and the other suggestions is useful because now that I'm aware of them, it will hopefully help me to avoid these mistakes during my speech.

  12. This is not in any specific order:
    1. Be confident
    2. Know your material very well!
    3. Always make eye contact with your audience
    4. Know your audience
    5. Rehearse your speech
    6. Deliver your message to the audience
    7. Try not to use many gestures
    I agree with Regina..
    8. Dress appropriately
    9.Good posture
    10. Speak loud enough for everyone to hear you

  13. Chapter 15 really has me nervous. Yes it does help in many ways but it also has me scared to death. The thing that probably will be most useful to me is REHEARSING your speech. I know the chapter said memorizing can become stiff, stiltled and over rehearsed but it kind of helps me. I guess I'll just have to see what actually works for me during my first speech. Good Luck Everyone!

  14. After reading chapter 4 about plagiarism I learned a few things. I always knew it was terrible and you can fail or get kicked out of school, but hearing about Vice President Joe Biden plagiarizing one of his speeches back in 1987 was so surprising!! I always thought someone wrote out their speeches for them. How could they possibly think no one would know! Anyway learning to avoid plagiarizing is knowing how to do your own work! Make sure to give the person credit on whos knowledge your using!

  15. 1)Know your topic, do your research as necessary
    2)Know your audience
    3)Decide what you want to say
    4)Get your thoughts out on paper
    5)Organize you speech
    6)Reveiw and edit as necessary
    8)Be confident and calm
    9)Don't be boring: emphasize important words and points with your tone and gestures
    10)Connect to and read your audience and make adjustments as necessary.

  16. i believe that 10 key ingredients that you need to be an effective speaker are the following.

    1. know the material that you are speaking about
    2.breathing throughout
    3. practice makes perfect
    4.relax and take a deep breath
    5.postitive body language
    6.adding your own experiences in to make it more personal
    7.proofread your speech so you dont have to second guess yourself when you are speaking confident and be proud of yourself that you can overcome your fear
    9.have an audience normal as if you are talking to a friend

  17. To avoid plagarism, it is important to site any and all information and quotes' sources. Don't use someone else's work as your own.

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