Public Speaking for Creative Professionals

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PUBLIC SPEAKING:

PUBLIC SPEAKING For Creative Professionals Debunking the myth of “Picture your audience in their underwear.”

Welcome!:

Welcome! I’m your host, Carla E. Anderton . About Me Adjunct professor of English & p ublic speaking at WCCC Graduate of Seton Hill University & California University of PA President, Jozart Center for the Arts, California, PA Author, The Heart Absent , a tale of Jack the Ripper in love Editor-in-Chief, soon to be launched Pennsylvania Bridges Thanks for joining me today!

What makes a speaker great?:

What makes a speaker great ? The audience centered speaker is one who tries to establish a meaningful connection with their audience .

An effective speech… :

An effective speech… Initiates a conversation between you & your audience & between your audience & others

Ask: Who is my audience?:

Ask: Who is my audience?

No two audiences are alike.:

No two audiences are alike. Gender - Age - Education - Occupation - Religion Economic & Social Status - International Listeners

PowerPoint Presentation:

To glean information about a potential audience, conduct interviews or surveys, using both open-ended & closed questions .

Your audience has needs.:

Your audience has needs .

Think of the Boy Scout motto:

Think of the Boy Scout motto Be prepared to adapt in order to better reach your audience.

How will you accommodate?:

Mobility impaired listeners Deaf or hearing impaired listeners Blind or visually impaired listeners How will you accom m odate ?

Why do we speak in public?:

Why do we speak in public? To inform To persuade To entertain

Four methods of speaking:

Four methods of speaking Memorization: Not a great idea Manuscript: Occasionally useful Impromptu: Often no other option Extemporaneous: Usually the best option

All speeches contain...:

All speeches contain... A specific purpose . Exactly what you want to accomplish in your speech. A central idea . Key concept of the speech.

What’s the difference?:

What’s the difference ? The specific purpose is written from your POV & the central idea is written for the audience . The central idea is what they take away from your speech.

The Power of Words:

The Power of Words Think about the words you see in advertisements Choose the “right” words Never be condescending Keep it simple & concrete Remember the difference between oral & written words Use alliteration & repetition

Parts of the Speech:

Parts of the Speech Introduction Body Conclusion Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them!

Goals of the Introduction:

Goals of the Introduction Hook the listener Prep the audience (intellect & psyche) Use attention material to capture the interest of your audience

To hook your listeners…:

To hook your listeners… Tell a story Ask a question Make a statement Use a quotation Demonstrate a skill Give an incentive Issue a challenge

Using Support Materials:

Using Support Materials Definitions Vivid imagery Examples Narratives Analogies Testimony Statistics

Using Visual Aids:

Using Visual Aids Graphs Charts Drawings/Photos Videos/Animation Objects/Models Power Points Volunteers

Visual Aid MEDIA:

Visual Aid MEDIA Multimedia projectors Whiteboards Chalkboards Posters Flip charts Handouts Visual presenters

Other Channels :

Other Channels Hearing Taste & smell Touch Physical activity Don’t be afraid to mix it up !

Types of Transitions:

Types of Transitions Bridges link what went before to what’s next Internal summaries review material covered Signposts are explicit statements of place Spotlights alert listeners to important points

As you conclude your speech... :

As you conclude your speech ... Signal the end Summarize key ideas Reinforce central idea Issue an appeal Give an illustration Refer to the introduction

Well organized speeches are...:

Well organized speeches are... Easier to understand Easier for the audience to remember More likely to be believed

Outlines are your friends. :

Outlines are your friends . Structure your ideas Show the relationship between ideas Arrange information logically & in order Two types: topic & sentence

Prepping your notes :

Prepping your notes Use only one side of the paper Use numbers (page & outline) Words: Less is more Make them large & legible Write out cues such as “smile!” :) Guard notes with your life

They’ve got questions...:

They’ve got questions ... How many will you answer? What kinds will you answer? Who will facilitate the Q&A session?

The speaker’s voice:

The speaker’s voice Speak at the proper volume Speak with clarity & articulation Speak with expressiveness Avoid vocal fillers Pause for effect End with a bang!

Nonverbal communication :

Nonverbal communication Dress for success Maintain eye contact Move around Use gestures effectively Stand up straight & tall Use notes, don’t let notes use you!

The key to delivering a great speech…:

The key to delivering a great speech… Strong desire to communicate with the audience

That’s all folks! :

That’s all folks! Thank you for joining me . Stay in touch! Email: carla@jozart.com www.carlaeanderton.com www.facebook.com/carla.e.anderton www.twitter.com/birdoutofacage

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