Hints on Speech
Why focus on speech?
Communication is key in any relationship or learning process. You don't just learn from teachers but also at conferences, at church, or with your friends. Most people do not learn by reading a book, they need a teacher to help them along. Using speech a person becomes an educator by linking key factors to get their point accross to the audience. The goal is to give a good speech. But how? Not many people understand how to give a great speech. However, what could make you a better speaker?
Let your voice be heard. I know, it might not seem like they want to know what you are saying. However, they are sitting down and waiting for you. They are still listening. If you are doing poorly people will leave. If they cannot hear you, they will not get anything out of your speech. Learn how to use your voice. Do not use a low voice. You will not be heard. Yell, move around, excite them. Make them interested in what they are there for, to hear your main point.
Every speech has a lot of planning involved. First, know what your topic is. What would your audience find interesting that they don't know. Second, create an outline. A good outline has the main point, minor points, and sub-topics. You go through each point talking about each briefly. These minor points are put into three different sections: beginning, body, and end. Though those are not the actual speech names, they are the basic parts of a good speech.
Once you have an outline, practice. The more you get used to what you will say, the more you will say what you know. It is easier to remember. Practice about three times before your time to give the speech.
Most people have issues blending the sub-topics together. There are certain words you can use in your speech or in a paper to peice comments and topics together
- In conclusion
- Also in consideration
- Let's not forget
- In another view
- Another topic
Have A Solid Argument
Every topic is based on an argument. You need a firm argument. Anyone can talk for twenty minutes on any subject, so length is not an issue. Have a main sentence on the outline and say this main sentence twice, once in the beginning and once at the end. Think about your topic. Focus on the pro's and con's. Don't just tell the audience about one point of view. Tell them what is good about your topic and what is bad about it as well.
How psychology can help
Psychology is the study of mental processing of the human mind. How can understanding the mind help you? If you understand the human mind, you can get your point across in an arguement or explaining a process. Planning your speech will be focused around the people you are talking to, not just your main point. Think how the people will respond to certain parts of your speech. Will they take offence? Will the topic interest them? How could you make it so they will like the topic more? What kind of people will be there? What class will they be from? What is the crime rate/number of churches in the area/education rate/etc.?