The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 13: Delivery Summary & Analysis

Stephen Lucas
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Chapter 13: Delivery discusses the presentation of the speech to the audience. This is commonly known as the delivery of the speech. Good delivery effectively conveys the speaker’s ideas in an interesting way without distracting the audience from the main message. An audience expects a certain amount of formality from a speaker; however, casual conversational passages in the speech can be a breath of fresh air. Speech delivery is an art and each artist will have his or her own interpretation and style. The speaker's first goal is speaking clearly, limiting use of gestures, and establishing eye contact with audience members. Beyond that, polishing your delivery is a skill that comes with practice.

There are four methods of delivering a speech. Some speeches must be read verbatim from a prepared document. Examples include the Pope’s religious proclamation or a report by an...

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