SECTION 2

The Four Methods of Communicating

TOPIC 2

Tips for Speaking Effectively

“Prune Thou Thy Words”

—Cardinal Newman

Planning Your Speech

A. Things to Know and Things to Do

1. Items to Consider:

    •  The most successful speakers know and observe several basic principles related to preparing and delivering a speech.

    •  Careful planning is essential for any successful presentation. As the saying goes, “Well begun is half done.” The time you spend in preparation is your best insurance for a successful delivery.

    •  Thorough preparation, full knowledge of the subject, and honest conviction about what you are saying are essential for a good speech.

    •  It is vital that you determine (1) the exact purpose of your speech (share it with ...

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