4 Methods to Deliver a Great Speech

DeFinis Communications

So before you stand up to speak, make sure you choose the correct delivery method that will give you the best results for you and your audience. . The delivery must be closely choreographed with the message to lift the speech from the page and into the hearts and minds of the listeners. . Extemporaneous. While many people think extemporaneous and impromptu are the same since they are both speeches that are not read or memorized, there is one key difference.

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How to speak when you’re put on the spot

Kate's Voice

We’ve discussed the necessity to practice to be a better communicator, but many of you have told me that you love speaking extemporaneously; to your mind that means you would be better off not practicing. Content Delivery Public Speaking acting technique improv practicingPracticing may take the joy out of something that you really like to do, to shape ideas as they come […].

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How Obama could eliminate his ums (and so could you)

Speaking about Presenting

Barack Obama, whose superior speaking skills undoubtedly contributed to his ascent to the presidency, is known to lapse into unwords whenever he departs from his trusty teleprompter and speaks extemporaneously. Tags: Delivery ahs chunking disfluencies ers filled pauses fillers nonwords ums unwords A number of high-profile presentation bloggers and authors have commented recently on Barack Obama’s speaking style - when he doesn’t have his teleprompter in front of him.

2009 212

Is poise connected to practice in public speaking?

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I think practice can do to help you develop a poised, confident delivery: Rehearsing means you'll know what you do--and what you will be doing. speaking with confidence practice extemporaneous speakingA while back, I asked readers of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook "If you could improve one thing about your public speaking, what would you focus on?" Tina Laue said, " Inner poise and self worth.

No excuse for boring an audience: Advice on giving technical presentations

Presentation Zen

Better to lower the level of verbal excellence and raise the level of extemporaneous energy.". Delivery Long before "death-by-powerpoint" or vertigo-by-prezi , there were bad presentations. Really bad presentations. So don''t blame the software. The genesis of painfully dull or muddled presentations predates the computer.

2013 87

Guest post: Why saying "I don't know" is my best Q-and-A tool

The Eloquent Woman

Unfortunately for her friends who don’t quite share that ability, she also has deadpan delivery of the most ridiculous statements down pat. humor extemporaneous speaking handling questions(Editor's note: Museum educator Emily Finke writes the blog This View of Life. Her latest post, "Elements of an Effective Public Education Toolkit," is really about handling those questions that come at you from left field or out of the blue--and for which you just don't have an answer.

2011 57

King, Hamer, Ginsburg, Obama: Speech collections & a memoir

The Eloquent Woman

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, collects her speeches and writings; if you buy the audiobook , you can hear recordings of her delivery of many of the speeches. Houck, is the first collection of speeches by the noted civil rights activist, including transcriptions of her extemporaneous remarks. Sam Leith's review notes patterns in the written speeches, adding that Obama's delivery made them unique and persuasive.

2017 59

Famous Speech Friday: Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray homicide

The Eloquent Woman

Listen to the emphasis in these particular lines--the delivery makes them clear. This last section let us see her speak extemporaneously as well. Mosby's delivery here was well-paced and clear as a bell, on a day when that specificity mattered greatly and legally. Own it: Mosby's entire delivery could be summed up in four words: "The buck stops here." Her delivery isn't cocky, but certainly confident and forceful.

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11 famous speeches by women about work from The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

Her forthright delivery helped make it acceptable to discuss these poor working conditions. This talk is extemporaneous, a real tour de force. Women''s work is never done, they say--making it a natural topic when women give speeches. I''ve chosen 11 famous speeches by women about labor and work in advance of Labor Day, all from The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. The work in question runs the gamut.

2014 76

Famous Speech Friday: Christine Lagarde on "dynamic resilience"

The Eloquent Woman

Work the lectern: This is a long speech, and it needed to be a prepared speech--it''s tough to maintain almost 40 minutes extemporaneously and cover all the ground Lagarde needed to cover. She makes the most of having to stay at the lectern, however, with extemporaneous adds, lots of gestures, vocal variety and colorful language. The text, prepared for delivery , differs in part from the address she delivered.

2013 74

Tipsters: Can you contribute to Famous Speech Friday? Here's how

The Eloquent Woman

That it's a speech: Whether the remarks are extemporaneous or planned, we want speeches for this series, rather than interviews, presentations or soliloquies. Lessons for other speakers: Every Famous Speech Friday example includes three lessons that any speaker can take from the famous speech, so we're looking for speeches that include words, delivery techniques and more that's useful to speakers today.

2012 69

From the vault: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you do it solo or with a team, practice will help you: Look like you didn''t need practice: Call it the Great Irony of Public Speaking: The speaker who practices winds up looking relaxed, unruffled, at ease and extemporaneous. You can only get that extemporaneous, casual look through practice--and it''s the biggest practice advantage.

2013 74

9 famous TV and radio speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

We've featured many famous speeches by women that were covered on television and radio, but this collection of seven speeches were planned precisely for TV or radio delivery. They run the gamut from politics to humor and popular issues like cooking and weight loss.

2016 53

19 famous humorous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Margaret Edson's 2008 Smith College commencement speech is not only remarkable because it's extemporaneous, but because of her sly humor. Margaret Thatcher's "Iron Lady" speech , a serious speech that earned her the nickname, nonetheless includes humor as a tool to barb, parry, and thrust her way through a pointed delivery. Here, deadpan delivery and basing her talk in research helps balance the humor.

2016 63

Famous Speech Friday: SC Rep. @JennyHorne's Confederate flag speech

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe you didn't think that was possible, but it's part of a great tradition in outstanding legislative speaking: At the moment when all seems lost, we Americans love an elected official who can rise and extemporaneously sum up both the feeling and the finer points of the legislative process involved in a particular fight on the floor. That emphasis on emotion in the media took some attention away from the excellent language and delivery.

2015 77

Famous Speech Friday: Jane Fonda's TEDxWomen talk on "Life's Third Act"

The Eloquent Woman

Using notes without reading: Many actors use notes for public speaking and abhor the extemporaneous--they're used to lines they learn in advance in their work. Quiet delivery with great vocal variety: "It helps us become what we might have been " she says, with a suggestive, knowing, sidelong look at the audience. "We're living, on average today, 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did. Think about that," Fonda told the TEDxWomen event in 2011.

2012 59

A #WomensHistoryMonth sampler of 28 famous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

is moving--but also was rewritten by others after its delivery, including its most famous line. 1963: Julia Child''s "The French Chef" cooking demos took television by storm, giving a woman an unusual platform for extemporaneous speaking-while-demonstrating. When you have a treasure trove as large as The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women''s Speeches , you can use it as a lens on the topic of women and public speaking.

2014 84

9 things to check if you're speaking from a text

The Eloquent Woman

It''s perfectly fine to work from notes or a text when you speak , but when you choose to work from the written word rather than extemporaneously, you need a checklist just for that mode of speaking--because even a text is no guarantee that things won''t go wrong.

2013 69

From the vault: Do you over-prepare for presentations?

The Eloquent Woman

Put another way: You can have the best content ever, but if your delivery or appearance fail to put it over, content won't matter to the audience. If you're an over-prepared speaker, consider this: The time you spend going over and over your content could be spent learning new speaker skills, like handling tough questions extemporaneously, gesturing, speaking without slides or text, and more. (Here's a revised and updated post that first appeared on the blog in 2008.)

For Black History Month, 29 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Listen closely to her charming delivery. An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women. Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we''ve collected and featured so far. No shortages here: Check out the 29 famous speeches from the Index given by black women speakers, arranged in chronological order.

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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

is moving--but also was rewritten by others after its delivery, including its most famous line. 1963: Julia Child''s "The French Chef" cooking demos took television by storm, giving a woman an unusual platform for extemporaneous speaking-while-demonstrating. When you have a treasure trove as large as The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women''s Speeches , you can use it as a lens on the topic of women and public speaking.

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 38 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Listen closely to her charming delivery. An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of famous speeches by women. Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we've collected and featured so far. Check out the 38 famous speeches from the Index given by black women speakers, arranged in chronological order from 1851 to the present.

2016 63

39 famous speeches by women to open #WomensHistoryMonth

The Eloquent Woman

is moving--but also was rewritten by others after its delivery, including its most famous line. 1963: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos took television by storm, giving a woman an unusual platform for extemporaneous speaking-while-demonstrating. When you have a treasure trove as large as The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women's Speeches , you can use it as a lens on the topic of women and public speaking.

2016 61

For #BlackHistoryMonth, 50 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Listen closely to her charming delivery. An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we've collected and featured so far. And every year, this expanding collection of speeches by black women is the most-read post on the blog!

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For #BlackHistoryMonth, 46 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Listen closely to her charming delivery. An eloquent extemporaneous speech. Black women speakers from all over the world are often featured in The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. Whether African, American or from elsewhere in the world, they make up close to 20 percent of the speeches we've collected and featured so far. And every year, this expanding collection of speeches by black women is the most-read post on the blog!

2017 72

Your top priorities: "I need to enunciate"

The Eloquent Woman

Here are some tips to get you moving toward better enunciation, clarity and pacing: Practice with a text: While my goal as a coach is to get you off the page and into the extemporaneous as a speaker, this is one area where practicing from a written text can help you improve. with a repeat, slower than the first delivery.) On the Eloquent Woman Facebook page , I've started a discussion to ask readers to share their top priorities for improving their public speaking.

Do you overprepare for speeches?

The Eloquent Woman

Put another way: You can have the best content ever, but if your delivery or appearance fail to put it over, content won't matter to the audience. If you're an overprepared speaker, consider this: The time you spend going over and over your content could be spent learning new speaker skills, like handling tough questions extemporaneously, gesturing, speaking without slides or text, and more. A woman in one of my recent communications workshops asked, "What do you recommend for me?

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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One school of thought is that you are on a stage and will impart to the audience the same mechanics and delivery if it was one or ten thousand. Another school of thought would compel you to read the audience in real time as you go through the presentation and interact or extemporaneously strike off in a direction of their choosing by reading the crowd. I did a lot of presentations last year and I've been working on ways to update my information and delivery.

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Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board

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Now is the time to ask them for a robust critique of the substance of your presentation and your delivery style. People will think that you are indeed a silver-tongued orator who can put together a well thought out and extemporaneous presentation at the last minute.