logical sequence, and you will be able to mall the key
word outline from quick references to your notes. This
is the most comforting feeling a speaker can have.
Once you are secure in your knowledge, you will
almost want to getup and share it. This impulse to get
your ideas across must be encouraged; you will find that
it will increase your interest and fun in all speaking
situations. Wanting to say something so that your
audience gets the point is one of the impromptu secrets
Because of the personality y differences of individual
speakers and audiences, there are no ironclad rules or
principles that can be given regarding the delivery of
your speech. The interest and understanding
demonstrated by an audience influences a speaker in
both what he says and how he says it. Each speaker must
adjust to suit his personality. Only general suggestions
can be made at this point. What follows are some
pointers that will enhance your knowledge of speech
Speaker to Audience Contact
Look at your audience. Good eye contact lets you
know the reaction (feedback) of the audience, and it
creates the impression that you are talking personally to
each member of the audience.
Deliver your talk as if it were the most important
event in your life. Make everyone within the audience
understand exactly what you are trying to say. Talk to
your listeners as if you expect them to stand up and talk
right back to you. Vitality will produce effective
delivery. There is nothing quite so dull as watching a
speaker who is lethargic and seems to be on the border
line of sleep while he is delivering his talk. It is much
easier to deliver your points effectively if you are
enthusiastically concerned in getting ideas across.
Establish a sense of communication with your
audience. Think of the members of your audience, not
yourself, as you talk to them. Make every effort to
express yourself with enthusiasm. Sincerity and interest
in your audience warms the reamer of delivery.
When a speaker moves unnecessarily, it tends to
divert the audiences attention. If the movement is
natural and easy, it is valuable. Do not distract your
audience by too much movement, but do not remain
glued to one spot (fig. 6-3).
Figure 6-3.-Unnatural or exaggerated lectern or platform behavior by a speaker creates a major distraction.