A Good Speech

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com CRITERIA FOR A GOOD SPEECH In General Content is tailored to and appropriate for this specific audienceHas a clear thesis (a provable assertion)Includes three (or four) key points that support/prove the thesisKey points are derived from credible, reputable sourcesUses an effective organizational pattern (logical, easy to follow)Employs language appropriately & … Continue reading A Good Speech

Using your Voice

Photo by Dids on Pexels.com USING YOUR VOICE Register--the range of pitch, rate, volume, pauses, and enunciation Tone-----highness, lownessa. adds inflection, changes meaning Rate-----speed of speech,a. vary the rate to heighten interest Volume--loudness, softness project voice by bringing air thru diaphragm & chest (not throat)increase volume to stress important point, strong convictionlower volume to express … Continue reading Using your Voice

Types and Styles

Photo by ICSA on Pexels.com I. FOUR TYPES OF SPEECHES Extemporaneous Given from an outline, but with flexibility to change words, style Allows tailoring message to audienceAllows for strong eye contactAllows immediate revision based on audience nonverbal feedback Manuscript Given verbatim from printed textUse when stating position, providing evidence, political statementsLimits speaker’s ability to revamp … Continue reading Types and Styles

Stylistic Devices

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com SELECTED STYLISTIC DEVICES FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AlliterationRepetition of words beginning with the same consonant sound. "She sells sea shells by the sea shore." AnadiplosisStarting a sentence with same word or phrase that ended the preceding sentenceWhen I reached the top of the mountain, I could feel the clouds. The … Continue reading Stylistic Devices

Lecture 1: Introduction to Psychology

Welcome to Introduction to Psychology! This course is a comprehensive and in depth introduction to the study of the human psyche. Lecture 1: What is Psychology? Psychology is defined as "the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context." Psychologists study: overt (observable) behavior, as well … Continue reading Lecture 1: Introduction to Psychology