When communicating in public
you communicate with more than words: you use body language and voice. You are
viewed as a complete package.
- volume, range and pitch
and tone-can be modified
- tension can cause vocal
cords to be too tight
- nervousness can give
sentences upward intonation
- think of a speech on
ballet in gruff voice or amilitary speech in breathy tone
- speakers expect you to
sound way you look
- dress, gesture, visual
contact, proxemics, posture, movement, facial expression
- what does the colour
you wear say?-conservative/flamboyant
- what does style say?-does
it suit occasion?
- do you accessories
command more attention than what you are saying?
- VISUAL CONTACT
- are you face to face?
- eye contact establishes
trust vs shifty
- 90% of time you should
be looking at audience-pan the audience
- FACIAL EXPRESSION
- look in mirror- Do
you exhibit a natural range of emotions?
- are your expressions
- do you appear to
be emotionally involved in what you are saying?
- POSTURE and MOVEMENT
- are you rigid?--a
beginner? do you stand/lean/ slouch?
- do you appear comfortable?
- try not to confine
yourself-keep one spot as home base
- watch out for too
much movement; it distracts from what you are saying or may make you appear
- movement can be a
transitional devise, to move from one part of speech to another
- be moderate and spontaneous
- are gestures natural?
To exaggerate use larger gesture but use a combination-moderate
- How close are you
to audience? Are you with them? On them?
- think of an elevator
and personal space-more familiar closer
- 1/2 meter closer
may be uncomfortable-territorial -choice of seats
- become familiar with
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