CAN WE TALK?
- Confirm understanding. // American Speaker;Apr2013, p4
The article suggests that professional speakers should clarify questions from their audience before answering them, adapted from the article "Morgan's 10 Holiday-Inspired Rules for Public Speaking--Especially When Things Go Wrong," by Nick Morgan.
- Capture the audience's attention from the moment you open your mouth. // American Speaker;Sep2012, p2
The article presents a discussion of how professional speakers can capture their audience's attention, adapted from the article "Joby Leahy Offers Public Speaking Advice," by Maggie Mulhern.
- Dig deep to find meaningful stories. // American Speaker;Sep2012, p4
The article suggests how professional speakers can connect with their audience, adapted from "10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes."
- Public Speaking Anxiety and the Communication of Emotion. Sawyer, Chris R.; Behnke, Ralph R. // World Communication;Winter96, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p21
Explores the well-documented phenomenon in which audiences underestimate the state of speakers. Assertion that human emotions are communicated as function of speaker's encoding ability; Communication of emotion; Anxiety in public speaking.
- Focus attendees. // American Speaker;Jun2013, p5
The article offers a suggestion for professional speakers on how to get the attention of attendees.
- Present with passion. HEAD, STEPHEN // Landscape Trades;Apr2009, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p22
The article presents tips for speakers or lecturers on giving presentations about horticulture. It stresses the importance of knowing the audience as well as the length of time spent preparing. Developing the talk in a logical order is also suggested. Developing a mental picture related to each...
- How to Listen Persuasively. Perkins, Flora C. // Today's Speech;Feb1960, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p6
This article focuses on how to listen persuasively. If all the books about persuasive speaking were laid end to end, quite a number of persons would come up with cricks in the back. Subject to subdivision, listening can be divided into two general classes: audience listening and conversational...
- Unbreakable Rule ï¿½. Schmidt, Ralph N. // Today's Speech;Feb1960, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p8
This article discusses a rule in public speaking. The rules and maxims with which a good course in public speaking will supply the speaker will be true most of the time. They are of course, general rules, drawn from the experience of successful speakers on hundreds of occasions. They are not,...
- Props & Equipment. // American Speaker;Feb2010, p9
The article offers guidelines for public speakers regarding props and equipment, particularly visual aids. These include the proper way to utilize graphics, preparing the room, using support staff, preparing for problems, and utilizing pointers. It is pointed out that the use of graphics and...