The prominence of a syllable in terms of loudness, pitch, and/or length.
The act of producing clear, precise and distinct speech.
Body stance, gestures and facial expressions.
A variety of language, cant or jargon that is set apart from other varieties of the same language by grammar, vocabulary or patterns of speech sounds.
The accent, inflection, intonation and sound quality of a speaker’s voice. Also known as enunciation.
The formal study and practice of oral delivery, especially as it relates to the performance of voice and gestures.
Learning your speech well enough so that you can deliver it from a key word outline.
A speech delivered without previous preparation.
Variations, turns and slides in pitch to achieve meaning.
Reading the text of a speech word for word.
Learning a speech by heart and then delivering it without notes.
The execution of a speech in front of an audience.
The highness or lowness of one’s voice or of sound.
Saying words correctly, with the accurate articulation, stress and intonation, according to conventional or cultural standards.
A speech form, expression or custom that is characteristic to a particular geographic area.
The rate, pace, or rhythm of speech.
The characteristic quality of the sound of one’s voice.
The particular sound quality (e.g. nasal or breathy) or emotional expression of the voice.
To say with exactly the same words.
Verbal fillers in speech such as “um,” “uh,” “like,” “and,” or “you know.”