Good Speech is a Means to an End and Not an End in Itself!
Public speaking requires more of the speaker than getting through the time allocated. We need to consider what our preferred outcome or objective is.
We have 15 seconds to make an impression and so the first considerations are around how you look. Your confidence, enthusiasm and professionalism. This will be demonstrated by:
- eye contact
- facial expressions
- base position
- arm movements
- appropriate movements
Then the audience will consider how you sound. Are you credible, enthusiastic, professional? Included in this are:
- pace and rate of speech
- effective pausing
You will need to consider your goals throughout which will lead to your structure.