Practicing Delivery

January 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm 4 comments

What I found the most helpful was the section called “Practice Delivery,” and I found this section in Chapter Twelve. It is helpful because it gives five steps on what to do to get prepared for the delivery of your speech. Each of the five steps is something different and each step is very important because if you want to have a good speech then the speaker should take the time to follow these five steps. The first step is to write an outline and say it “aloud.” By doing this the speaker is making sure that their speech is not to long or short, and they are making sure that what is on the outline makes sense when you are reading it out loud. If it doesn’t make sense on paper then it probably won’t make sense when he/she says it out loud. Secondly, is making sure you have a written outline of the whole speech. This step is different than the first because the outline in step one is just a preparation outline, where in step two it is the actual outline of what you are going to say.

The third step tells the reader to practice your speech out loud and when doing this you could look in the mirror to watch to see if you make eye contact and to see what you do with your hands. This step also talks about how the speaker will not learn their speech word for word, so if you mess up when you are practicing it don’t make a big deal about it because no one knows their whole speech. Step four also goes on to say that you should practice your speech in front of family members and friends to get insight from them. Last for the speaker to get comfortable you should go to the environment that you will be speaking in say a classroom and practice there to help you get comfortable. The most important thing to take from this is to be confident when you are giving your speech.

Leeza Rickey


Entry filed under: public speaking, Public Speaking Delivery, Public Speaking Tips, Uncategorized.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. alexbilyeu  |  January 24, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I also thought that chapter 12 in the text book was helpful, and it does help a lot to read in front of the mirror or other people for practice before your speech because just reading your material by yourself is much different that reading in front of your audience.

  • 2. Kendra  |  February 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I’ve never thought about actually going to the place that you will be speaking beforehand and practicing there. That is a good idea because it would be like a dress rehearsal for speaking. 🙂

  • 3. afreeland2011  |  March 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Leeze, don’t be nervous! you do great! good luck with everything!

  • 4. dylanmullen  |  March 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    You should never get nervous! – I think you done well. Good job!


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