Skills of Good Speaking

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 109
  • Published : April 23, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
SKILLS OF GOOD SPEAKING

If there are images in this attachment, they will not be displayed.  Download the original attachment The Skills of Good Speaking
The Skills of Good Speaking
 
• Art of Conversation
• Public Speaking
• Job Interview
Art of Conversation
 
• Do’s of Conversation
• Don’ts of Conversation
 
Do’s of Conversation
 
• Listen more than you talk.
• Come to an occasion armed with topics at the ready. • Tailor the conversation to the listener.
• Take your turn
• Think before you speak.
Don’ts of Conversation
 
• Don’t interrupt.
• Don’t talk to only one person when conversing in a group. • Don’t engage in “one-upping.
• Don’t overshare.
 
Things Not to Say
 
• “Am I boring you?”
• “Huh?” “What?” “Say What?” “Eh?” • “Actually, you should say ‘between you and me,” not ‘between you and I.’” • “Stop me if I’ve told you this story before…” The Number One Rule of Conversation: Be Natural

 
 
 
 
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
 
• Definition
• Speaking Opportunities
• Similarities between PS and Conversation
• Differences between PS and Conversation
• Speech Communication Process
• Factors to be Considered During Speaking
Public Speaking
 
• Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. • It is closely allied to "presenting", although the latter has more of a commercial advertisement connotation. Speaking Opportunities

 
• At work
• Selling your ideas
• Technical presentations
• Customer Presentations and Reviews
• Daily Life
• At University Campus
• At Public Meeting
Similarities between PS and Conversation
 
• Organize your thoughts
• Giving someone directions to your house
• Tailor your message to the audience
• Your 5 year old asks you why do people lie • Your 14 year old asks you why do people lie • Your 22 year old asks the same question
• Telling a story for maximum impact
• Don’t tell the “punch line” of a story first • Adapting to listener feedback
• Watch for non-verbal feedback – looks of confusion, looks of pain or hurtfulness  
Differences between PS and Conversation
 
• PS is more structured
• Usually time limited
• Questions not allowed to interrupt the speech, • usually left for at end (time permitting) • PS requires more formal language
• No slang, jargon or bad grammar
• Speeches should be something special so that they qualify as life events and are remembered • PS requires a different method for delivery
• More formal delivery
• No vocalized pauses – “uh”, “ah”, “um” • Don’t use stock phrases repeatedly – “you know”, “basically”, “I mean” The Speech Communication Process
 
• Speaker - speech communication starts here
• Message - whatever is communicated
• Channel – means by which a message is communicated • Listener – the receiver of the communicated message • Feedback – comes in many forms and must be understood • Interference - anything impeding the communication of the message • Situation – the time and place of occurrance

Factors to be Considered
 
• Audience
• Speech
Analyzing the Audience
 
• Good speakers are audience-centered
• Primary purpose of a speech is to get a desired response...
tracking img