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According to Slattery "every good speech deserves a great beginning." (2008) Slattery addresses the attention-getter in another article and states that another technique or type of attention-getter is the use of 'questions', which are useful for the following reasons:
Questions engage the audience on a personal level by beginning a thought-process about your topic
Questions help frame the rest of your introduction and speech in a way that promises answers
Questions can raise ideas about your topic audience members may not have thought of Questions show audience members they are not alone in what they are experiencing. (Slattery, 2008)
When using the question method for the attention-getter in a speech it is important to: (1) ask more than one question; (2) be clear your question is rhetorical; (3) ask some of the most frequently asked questions you get about your business or the subject at hand; (4) ask 'why', 'when', 'what', or….
Bibliography de Beer, Estienne (2007) Polishing Your Presentation Skills. Public Management. 1 Nov 2007. Online available at http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-171020755.html
The Speech Recipe -Public Speaking (2008) Casaa Resources. Online available at http://www.casaa-resources.net/resources/sourcebook/acquiring-leadership-skills/public-speaking.html
Brighton, NJ (2008) 3 Essential Secrets to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking. Ezine Articles. Online available at http://ezinearticles.com/?3-Essential-Secrets-to-Overcome-Fear-of-Public-Speaking&id=1013036
Davidson, Kathleen (2006) Effective Public Speaking Requires Skill, Media Savvy. 2006 July 21. Phoenix Business Journal. Online available at http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2006/07/24/smallb3.html
Slattery, Felecia (2008) Public Speaking Great Beginnings - Attention-Getters. Ezine Articles Online available at http://ezinearticles.com/?Public-Speaking-Great-Beginnings-Attention-Getters-Part-3-Tell-a-Story&id=998492
Public Speaking Class
If it hadn't been for this class, I would be blushing amidst my various shades of sickly green, sweating through my shirt, and shredding my note cards into tiny pieces on the floor. As a result of taking a public speaking course, I have lost my previous feelings of self-consciousness, feel for the first time in life that my ideas have value, and am not intimidated by anyone. I can now brazenly assert that I am worth listening too.
Public speaking is an art, whether an inherent one or a learned approach." I am still baffled that I have learned the art of confidence. I had always thought that confidence was something that came from within, or was the culmination of some life-changing experience. Yet, as I have learned, being able to communicate with an audience has empowered me and my levels of confidence. Because I can communicate….
The Bill Grove Speech Workshop. http://www.speechworkshop.com/
Krasne, Margo. Say It With Confidence: Overcoming the Mental Blocks That Keep You from Making Great Presentations & Speeches. Warner Books: 1997. [consulted, not quoted from]
Carnegie, Dale. How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking. Mass Market Paperback: 1998. [consulted, not quoted from]
Public speaking: Tips from the Toastmasters
According to the Toastmasters International Website, visual aids are a key part of professional presentations. I have found this to be the case, given that visual aids give the speaker something to focus on rather than him or herself. They also draw the audience's attention away from the speaker and instead focus it on the subject the speaker is addressing. This is also why public speaking that is designed to inform can particularly benefit from visual aids. Visual aids reinforce the speaker's message, and even if the audience's recollection of what was said is somewhat shaky, they may be able to recall the striking visuals used by the speakers. Charts, graphs, videos, overheads, or models can all be used. The only important thing is that they are relevant, easy-to-understand, and not cumbersome for the speaker while he or she is addressing the audience.
Speech Class Learning Statement
The author of this report has been asked to offer what was learned over the course of the public speaking class that is about to conclude. There are actually a great many things that were discovered or at least improved internally within the student who is writing this response. The author of this report will describe and expand on the terms and tricks that were learned over the course of this class and what the future might hold in terms of learning and growing further. While some people are prone to under-estimate and under-state the importance of public speaking skills, they are indeed invaluable or at least advantageous to possess in many roles and positions within society.
One major part of effective public speaking is preparation. While some speeches and words spoken are off the cuff and there can be little to no time for preparation, this is….
Boundless. (2015, January 13). Boundless - Textbooks. Retrieved January 13, 2015,
Dummies. (2015, January 13). Public Speaking For Dummies. Retrieved January 13,
2015, from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/public-speaking-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html
Public speaking is a form of speaking to a group of people in an informative, influential manner. A public speaker should target the expectations and motivations of the audience and clearly state the main purpose of speech. The purpose of public speaking can include but not limited to simply informing, to motivating people to garher together, to simply telling stories and to entertaining the audience. Good speakers should drag the audience into the speech by changing the emotions and view of the target group. In order to be able to drag the group from the beginning to the end of the speech, the speaker should be into the speech, creating spontaneous ideas and tools to attract the attention of the audience. The tools and ideas of a good speech should be changed regarding to the type of the speech. The speech can be motivational, related to leadership/personal development, business, customer….
Consider that you will only have the designated amount of time to communicate your message to the audience. You will need to determine your goal in advance. Do you wish to teach something in particular to the audience? Are you interested in inspiring or motivating them? Are you only providing information that they will use at a later time, and to which they will have ready access to reference material. Are you simply providing updates and news that you have selected to give the audience a sense of being included?
The purpose of your speech should guide you in a choice of format, length, level of detail, and opportunities for interaction with you and with other members of the audience. You should make an overarching outline of the major points of your speech. Minimally, you should create a list of bullet points that will serve as a breadcrumb trail for….
the ceo of verizon communications recently had the great opportunity to attend the Progress and Freedom Foundation Forum in Houston with the keynote speaker being Mr. Ivan Seidenberg, Chief Executive Officer for Verizon Communications. Mr. Seidenberg's presentation before an audience made up of company executives and other interested parties was to say the least the most professional speech I have ever heard. His opening comments provided much inspiration and showed how important my position with Verizon is to the overall success of the company: "As one of America's premier telecom network operators, Verizon is a key player in the technology sector, and therefore in the economy as a whole. We invest more capital, deploy more technology, and serve more customers than virtually anyone else in the country. We've established a record of real investment, real competition, and real innovation. And we've worked hard to put ourselves in a….
A Christian believing that some of God's gifts are not important can mean that the person would disregard Christianity as a whole. The gift of speaking in tongues is not only important, but it is of great importance, since God's decision of giving people such an attribute would mean that it is required for people to have it.
Christianity has become what it is today because of the extreme devotion that Christians have for God. The gifts passed on through the ages from God have been left in his followers, and, speaking in tongues is one of the most important features taken over by Christians. A true Christian can go as far as believing that the gifts given by God are the best features that Jesus Christ had.
In the Corinthians, one that prophesies is apparently more important than one who speaks in tongues. However, the latter is even greater than a….
1. Connelly, James T. "Speaking in Tongues: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives." Theological Studies, Vol. 68, 2007.
2. Culy Martin M., Parsons Mikeal C. (2003). "Acts: A Handbook on the Greek Text." Baylor University Press.
3. Hovenden, Gerald. (2002). "Speaking in tongues: the New Testament evidence in context." Continuum International Publishing Group.
4. Krodel, Gerhard A. (1986). Acts. Augsburg Pub. House.
Public AIDS Policy -- And the Band Played on, for Republicans and Democrats alike, during this public health crisis of the 1980's
Today, it hard to remember a day before 'AIDS alks' through Central Park, before television advertisements in the voice of hoopi Goldberg proclaimed that "AIDS affects everyone," before AIDS became a public health enemy 'Number One.' But one must look back to the days when AIDS was a disease of secrecy and shame to truly learn from the illness, as it exists today. Most of us of Generation Y mercifully cannot even remember a time when AIDS was not even a name, but something called 'the gay cancer.' During America of the 1980's the disease of Acquired Immune Deficiency Disorder, it was thought only to affect those marginalized by society because of their sexuality.
Randy Shilt's book And the Band Played On acts as an important journalistic and contemporary historical….
Speaking Truth Concept
Discuss the concept of speaking truth to power. Are you better prepared to advocate for patients, nurses and nursing after taking this class?
During a time when there is a nationwide shortage of nurses (Glazer, 2009), identifying opportunities to improve their working conditions and status has assumed new importance and relevance and the concept of speaking truth to power can help achieve this outcome. According to Greear (2015), the concept of "speaking truth to power" was coined by the Quakers during the 1950s and has come to mean "taking a stand and mobilizing society around change" (para. 2). An important point made by Greear (2015) is that mere humans are only capable of knowing some of the truth at any given point in their lives but it is essential to act on what truth is known by taking action to effect meaningful change where it is needed. In this….
Glazer, G. (2009, January). Legislative: The nursing shortage: A public health issue for all. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 14(1), 37.
Greear, J. (2015, December 2). Speaking truth to power. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jade-greear/speaking-truth-to-power_2_b_8824094.html .
Paynton, S. T. (2009, January). The informal power of nurses for promoting patient care. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 14(1), 21.
Fear of Public Speaking
Public speaking is perhaps the most stressful type of communication there is. Few people do not, in some way, fear it, especially when coming up in front of an audience for the first time. Some people appear to be excellent public speakers, especially when they do so habitually. President Obama, for example, seems to be particularly good at public speaking. Some preachers also have the power to hold their audiences in the palms of their hands. Sometimes I am sure that those addressing an audience for the first time wish that they could ask somebody with true expertise for some advice. When addressing an audience, an individual would do well to investigate other public speakers, research public speaking itself, and research his or her topic as well as possible.
First, even though it is not possible to obtain personal advice from a habitual public speaker like President Obama,….
Plain speaking style
The plain oral speaking style: ecent presidential examples
Public speaking can serve a variety of functions: to persuade, to inform, or to entertain. There are various ways to achieve these objectives, including using a heightened style of prose, as exemplified in speeches like John F. Kennedy's 1961 "Inaugural address." But because of its extensive use of rhetorical constructions like parallelism, metaphors, and similes, although Kennedy's speech was powerful, not even the most eloquent person would speak like this on an everyday basis.
In contrast, a 'plain' speaking style tries to mirror everyday speech. ather than excite people with fancy rhetoric, a plain speaking style seeks to do the opposite: it convinces people because of the simple, matter-of-fact nature of its tone. It may use folksy or colloquial words to convince people of the speaker's honesty. A plain speaking style can be particularly effective when used as a distinct contrast….
speaking in the target language is the expectation that a proficient speaker will sound like a native speaker. Is this an appropriate or realistic expectation?
Not a long while after the emergence of the subject of second language acquisition (SLA), which most of the scholars think came around the time of initial years of 1970s, there has been a need to develop ways by which to measure the development of the second language, aside from the usage of detailed homogeneous skill tests which were mostly appropriate to fulfill other objectives.
As per Freeman's (2009) information, the first declaration of this need was made by Kenji Hukuta (1976). Kenji Hakuta was concerned in knowing the path of his subject Ugusiu's English language development over a period of time. Besides the aforementioned practitioners, other L1 acquisition scholars had carried out for the pupils learning English as a national language. In the research of….
Bardovi-Harlig, K., & Dornyei, Z. (1998). Do language learners recognize pragmatic violations? Pragmatic vs. grammatical awareness in instructed L2 learning. TESOL Quarterly, 32, 233 -- 259.
Bialystok, E. (1991). Achieving proficiency in a second language: A processing description. In R. Philipson, E. Kellerman, L. Selinker, M. Sharwood Smith, & M. Swain (Eds.), Foreign/second language pedagogy research: A commemorative volume for Claus Faerch (Vol. 64, pp. 63 -- 78). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Bialystok, E. (1993). Symbolic representation and attentional control in pragmatic competence. In G. Kasper & S. Blum-Kulka (Eds.), Interlanguage pragmatics (pp. 43 -- 59). New York: Oxford University Press.
Bouton, L.F. (1988). A cross-cultural study of ability to interpret implicatures in English. World Englishes, 7(2), 183 -- 196.
Speaking in the Target Language Is the Expectation That a Proficient Speaker Will Sound Like a Native Speaker
One of the most important aspects when talking about the impact of class size, level, student age and purpose of class in Iraq is the concept of 'willingness to communicate' between and amongst the teachers and students in the L2 setting. Research on WTC within the context of France, have previously been based around initial testing of teachers and students' enthusiasm in learning a L2 are more predisposed to depend on information gathered at one point of time, often gathering through a sole instrument and to regard only numeric conclusions. For instance, the wide cross sectional research by MacIntyre et al. (2002) which sought to identify the impacts of age and sex on WTC, employed a questionnaire that required the respondents to rank themselves on eight scales. It was carried out with….
An examination of the four basic steps of policymaking reveals this quite clearly.
The first step in the policymaking process is the agenda setting that must come before policies are even considered. Bringing problems to the attention of policy makers and thus setting the policy agenda is accomplished by many different players with different aims, from citizen groups to businesses to media organizations and many others. All of these groups r individual representatives (and sometimes simple individuals) can use a variety of methods for setting the agenda, form private meetings with policy makers to speaking at town hall meetings or city councils to engaging in media or public awareness campaigns. In larger governments, lobbying is a major source of agenda-setting activity, as the interests of groups that engage lobbying services are brought to the direct and immediate attention of government representatives in what amounts to a pay-for-play system. The political….
(Slattery, 2008) According to Slattery "every good speech deserves a great beginning." (2008) Slattery addresses the attention-getter in another article and states that another technique or type of attention-getter…Read Full Paper ❯
Public Speaking Class If it hadn't been for this class, I would be blushing amidst my various shades of sickly green, sweating through my shirt, and shredding my note…Read Full Paper ❯
Public speaking: Tips from the Toastmasters According to the Toastmasters International Website, visual aids are a key part of professional presentations. I have found this to be the case,…Read Full Paper ❯
Speech Class Learning Statement The author of this report has been asked to offer what was learned over the course of the public speaking class that is about to conclude.…Read Full Paper ❯
Public speaking is a form of speaking to a group of people in an informative, influential manner. A public speaker should target the expectations and motivations of the audience…Read Full Paper ❯
Public Speaking Consider that you will only have the designated amount of time to communicate your message to the audience. You will need to determine your goal in advance. Do…Read Full Paper ❯
Public Address the ceo of verizon communications recently had the great opportunity to attend the Progress and Freedom Foundation Forum in Houston with the keynote speaker being Mr. Ivan…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
A Christian believing that some of God's gifts are not important can mean that the person would disregard Christianity as a whole. The gift of speaking in tongues is…Read Full Paper ❯
Public AIDS Policy -- And the Band Played on, for Republicans and Democrats alike, during this public health crisis of the 1980's Today, it hard to remember a day before…Read Full Paper ❯
Health - Nursing
Speaking Truth Concept Discuss the concept of speaking truth to power. Are you better prepared to advocate for patients, nurses and nursing after taking this class? During a time when there…Read Full Paper ❯
Fear of Public Speaking Public speaking is perhaps the most stressful type of communication there is. Few people do not, in some way, fear it, especially when coming up in…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Plain Style Plain speaking style The plain oral speaking style: ecent presidential examples Public speaking can serve a variety of functions: to persuade, to inform, or to entertain. There are various ways…Read Full Paper ❯
Communication - Language
speaking in the target language is the expectation that a proficient speaker will sound like a native speaker. Is this an appropriate or realistic expectation? Not a long while…Read Full Paper ❯
Speaking in the Target Language Is the Expectation That a Proficient Speaker Will Sound Like a Native Speaker One of the most important aspects when talking about the impact…Read Full Paper ❯
Communication - Journalism
An examination of the four basic steps of policymaking reveals this quite clearly. The first step in the policymaking process is the agenda setting that must come before policies…Read Full Paper ❯