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ERIC Number: ED331108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 20
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Thirty Days and Thirty Ways towards Better Public Speaking.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Marquez, Michelle
The ability to speak in various public speaking situations is imperative for success in school, business, and industry. Aspects which improve public speaking skills include preparation, organization, paying attention to the "nuts and bolts" of the speaking situation, identifying the topic, using invigorating language, watching other public speakers, reading books on the topic, being energetic, using humor, keeping and maintaining the audience's attention, giving the right amount of information, using the voice well, using emphasis and visual aids, using good posture, assessing the scene, and using gestures. Also helpful are skills regarding talking to (not at) the audience, convincing them, dealing with problems, building rapport, using variety, dealing with interruptions or non-receptive audiences, asking for feedback from the audience, practicing the speech beforehand, organizing the notes, and dealing with questions. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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