Brief Public Speaking Checklist

An Introduction

 

Posted 15 April 2000. Last Updated April 2014.

 

Preparation

         Title

         Introduction, Body and Conclusion

         Form, Structure and flow

         Full and partial notes - without notes (extemporaneous)

         Use of Metaphor and illustrations

         Use of references

         Material appropriate to audience and context

Delivery

         Audience contact

         Modulating (varying pitch, pace and power)

         Pausing

         Speed of delivery appropriate to context, audience and content

         Volume

         Conversational quality

         Gestures and the 'speaking body'

         Audience attention and rapport

         Absence of mannerisms

         Use of flip charts etc.

         Repetition for emphasis

         Letting go of 'Stage Fright'

         Breathing

         Use of humour

         the 5 second grab (media use)

         coping with interviewers

         interviewing:

o    direct, indirect, non directive questions

o    minimal encouragers

 

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