Public speaking is like a conversation in several ways. I like to think of it as a more refined and defined type of conversation. When delivering a speech, you want to be engaged with your audience, much like you would in conversation. This is done through proper eye contact towards the audience throughout the speech. Some key details furthering the separation of informal conversation and a speech are: the delivery, the way words are spoken, and the structure in its entirety. For example, let’s reference my personal life and personality. Being raised in a family of southern women we talk with our hands and call people (even strangers) pet names like; honey, sugar, and darlin. While this is widely known as good ol “southern charm” in a speech or any kind of formal speaking it is frowned upon, considering the target audience for such things are far and few in formal speaking. As for the hand gestures (that would significantly have to be dialed down in my case) our text states that using certain gestures and motions is perfectly acceptable in a speech, but if one does not use such gestures in daily conversations they may come off odd and unnatural (Lucas, 2015, p. 70). When I consider the differences in structure, delivery, and words spoken I remind myself of these. I generally speak in a somewhat elevated volume and have a mid-range tone. The downside is that I tend to speak rather quickly. This may pass for friendly conversations, but according to Lucas listeners tend to respond negatively to unpolished words and the speaker should be heard clearly throughout the audience (Lucas, 2015, p. 8). This means slow down, annunciate, and speak at a clear volume. After reading this week’s chapters I’ve gained a stronger understanding of the specifics to becoming a better public speaker. The similarities of the two are there, but as I said before, they must be refined and defined to deliver a proper formal speech.
Lucas, S. E. (2015). The Art of Public Speaking (12th ed.). New York, NY : McGraw Hill Education
I need a response to this post minimum 150 word count along with the instructions below. Support your ideas with details, examples, and quotes (cite your sources as well). Proper academic writing is expected. Be sure to include word counts at the end of each posting and response for maximum credit
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more