Week 2

Part 1

Delivering A Public Speech

Armed with our ability to effectively structure a speech, we can start thinking about the part that makes most people nervous: Delivery. Here’s where people make the error of assuming this skill is inherent. Either you’ve got it or you don’t. If we approach public speaking instead as a skill, it becomes something we can actually improve upon. As we prepare to deliver our first speech next week, let’s think about the tools speakers have at their disposal to deliver an effective speech.

In particular, we can divide our ability to speak into three categories: The body, the voice, and the eyes. Let’s explore how each of those work when we deliver a speech.

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Prepare Yourself...

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