The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 4: Giving Your First Speech Summary & Analysis

Stephen Lucas
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Chapter 4: Giving Your First Speech acquaints the student with what to expect on their initial presentation. The section also gives an overview of the steps in delivering the speech. While much of the information can apply to a first time speech in any setting, it is slanted toward presenting in a classroom.

The first step in giving a first speech is selecting a topic. Usually, the teacher gives a list of topics from which to choose. However sometimes, the student decides on a topic without a list. Either way, the topic must be approved before beginning.

A student’s first speech is called an ice breaker, and it's usually delivered before a class of peers. It is normal to be fearful about making a speech. Even professional speakers can be anxious before stepping in front of an audience. However, once...

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