Table of Contents
1. Communicating with Others.
What is communication?
The components of communication.
The principles of communication.
Attitude is more important than aptitude.
Communication skills for your life.
2. Giving Yourself Permission.
The only way we grow.
Giving yourself permission to make mistakes.
A permission list for speakers.
Giving yourself permission to overcome your fear of speaking.
Why are you so nervous?
Public speaking is different from conversation.
Some encouraging words about stage fright.
Will I ever get rid of these butterflies?
Adventure and growth, not safety.
3. Giving Your First Speech.
Your first speech.
Three principles for public speaking.
Four speaking methods.
Your speech organization.
Helpful hints for your first speech.
Some words of encouragement when giving impromptu speeches.
4. Selecting Your Topic.
It's your choice.
Brainstorming possible topics.
Determining your speaking purpose.
Determining your specific purpose.
Selecting your main points.
Analyzing your audience.
Speech preparation questionnaire.
5. Gathering Your Material.
What to look for.
Where to look for speech information.
How to record your speech information.
The evidence three-step.
6. Organizing Your Speech.
Constructing your speech outline.
7. Delivering Your Speech.
Characteristics of good delivery.
Elements of good delivery.
Speaker evaluation form.
Your delivery between speeches.
Listening to others speak.
8. Informing Your Audience.
Goals of informative speaking.
Designs for informative speaking.
Language use for informative speaking.
Types of informative speeches.
Answering questions from the audience.
Sample informative speech outline.
9. Persuading Your Audience.
Basics of persuasion.
Aristotle's three persuasive proofs.
Types of persuasive speeches.
Sample persuasive speech outline.
10. Becoming a Speaker.
Two ways of viewing public speaking.
Benefits of becoming a lifelong speaker.
Developing the heart of a speaker.