The Importance Of Demonstrative Speech

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No matter how awesome of a public speaker someone is, timing can be a critical key when giving a speech. To successfully communicate a message, timing should be taken into serious consideration. After all, timing is what starts and ends the speech. When giving a speech, consider the audience’s expectation. In a speech, what the speaker says is not always the most important aspect, it is more about how they say it to get the message through (“A Key Element in Public Speaking,” 2010). If they do not say it in a way that is appealing, then the audience’s attention is most likely to be lost. The average time to lose adult’s attention is 8 seconds which means that people will lose interest if the speaker takes too long in the introduction (“Public …show more content…
Props are a major part of many speeches and essential to demonstrative speeches; they are more professionally known as artifacts. There are many types of artifacts and some may wonder what an artifact actually is. Well, an artifact is an object produced or shaped by a human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest. The word artifact comes from the Latin word, “arte” (Givens). Because there are so many different artifacts, the speaker must choose which to use depending on the topic of their speech. When it comes to artifacts it could be something they physically bring or some type of information they found. An artifact can be any type of visual …show more content…
Having an outfit that matches, looks professional, and is in good condition can help the audience to trust the speaker, and their message, more. Though it is better to be overdressed when presenting, speakers have to be careful that they do not seem out of place with overformal attire. This would cause them to seem unnatural and as though they were trying too hard, which could in turn make the audience suspicious of the speaker and wonder if they were compensating for some kind of mistake in their speech. If the speaker was presenting for a business or formal event, men and women should wear suits in order to look respectable and fit in to the atmosphere. On the other hand, if the speech was more informal, the speaker may wear something more “dressy” casual. This would consist of dress pants and a button down shirt for men, and a dress, skirt, or dress pants for women. One of the most important things when choosing what to wear for a speech is that whatever the speaker chooses should be modest and in good condition. This will increase the credibility from the audience and insure that none of the spectators become offended by any revealing

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