||Tip - Verbal Cues to Consider When Delivering a Speech
- Should be a little louder than that of a normal conversation
- Consider size of room and audience, background noise, and availability of a microphone.
- conveys mood of speaker
- avoid monotone speech
- Not too fast or too slow
- Watch the audience’s reactions to determine if your rate is appropriate
- No “uh’s,” “um’s,” “you know,” etc.
- Establish transitions between ideas in speech ahead of time in order to avoid these vocal fillers
- Pause only when trying to emphasize a point or make a statement
- Switch up volume, pitch, rate, and pauses within speech
Pronunciation and Articulation
- Be sure you know how to say words correctly
- Consider diction and enunciation
Paraphrased from A Speaker’s Guidebook, O’Hair, et. al.
Prepared by Michelle Hector, Dan Bilodeau, and Laura Siegel