Public Speaking Tips for COMM 1110

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  • COMM 1110Barbara B. Nixon

  • Decide on your central theme

  • Carefully select your main points

  • Prepare one 3" x 5" or 4" x 6" notecard.

  • Practice your speech three to six times.

    Tape record and critique one practice.

  • Practice using your visual aid, if you'll have one.

  • Time your speech

  • Never write out your speech word for word.Do not attempt to memorize your speech.

  • Breathe.

  • Primacy Effect

    Recency Effect

  • DO approach the podium with confidence.

  • DO establish eye contact with the audience before you begin to speak.

  • DO something to get the attention of your audience before you begin to speak.

  • DO have your introduction fully thought out and well prepared.

  • DON'T apologize.

  • DON'T be long winded.

  • DON'T antagonize or offend your audience.

  • DON'T use irrelevant material.

  • DON'T start out with, Today I'm going to talk to you about...

  • DON'T practice your introduction more than you practice the rest of the speech.

  • DO keep the style of your conclusion consistent with the style of the rest of your speech.

  • DO write out the first sentence of your conclusion on your notecard.

  • DO be succinct and to the point.

  • DON'T merely stop at the end of your main points and say, That's all I have to say.

  • DON'T stretch it out. Summarize your main points, then finish with something the audience will remember.

  • DON'T apologize.

  • DON'T introduce new points or material in the conclusion.

  • DON'T pack up early.

  • DON'T continue to speak as you leave the podium.

  • DON'T forget to signal the end of your speech by saying, Thank you.