Part 3 focuses on skills of public speaking and presenting. For most people, the mere thought of speaking in front of an audience prompts a fear response, and part of our focus in this section is on how to deal with this anxiety.
After discussing the various methods of presentation in face-to-face and online delivery, we will discuss storytelling, which helps in engaging your audience through pathos (emotional appeals) . A clearly structured, well organized presentation persuades your audience through the rhetorical elements of logos (logic and evidence) and ethos (credibility). Having a clear direction also boosts your confidence. After discussing planning, storyboarding, and outlining your presentation, we will discuss verbal and nonverbal delivery techniques.
With the right tools, you can become more confident in speaking, and this confidence will lead to a stronger relationship with your audience.
By the end of Part 3, you should be able to
- Identify ways to manage speech anxiety,
- Apply an appropriate delivery method for a particular purpose,
- Connect with an audience through story,
- Deliver an appropriate Land Acknowledgement,
- Select an appropriate organizational pattern,
- Create a storyboard and outline for your presentation,
- Create well-designed presentation slides,
- Identify the principles and types of nonverbal communication,
- Apply effective techniques for speech delivery, and
- Answer audience questions appropriately.