In this chapter, we will discuss multiple aspects of delivering your speeches, including managing public speaking anxiety, the four methods of delivery, nonverbal and verbal, and using presentation aids.
- 14.1: Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
- Since we all have to engage in some form of public speaking, this is a fear that many people must face regularly. Effectively managing speaking anxiety has many positive effects on your speech. One major area that can improve with less anxiety is delivery. Although speaking anxiety is natural and normal, it can interfere with verbal and nonverbal delivery, which makes a speech less effective.
- 14.2: Methods of Delivery
- In this section, we discuss the four methods of delivery that can help you balance between too much and too little formality when giving a speech. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, but we will ultimately focus more on the extemporaneous approach since that is the most effective.
- 14.3: Speech Delivery: Body Language and Voice
- In this chapter, we focus on the voice and body. Both the visual and auditory perception of your speech delivery can harm or help the audience's reception of your verbal message. Beyond the actual words of your speech, both vocal delivery and your movements need to be practiced for public speaking.
- 14.4: Presentation Aids in Speaking
- Presentation aids are resources beyond the speech words and delivery that a speaker uses to enhance the message conveyed to the audience. In this section, we will discuss the various types and methods of their use.