Delivering Your Speech: Objectives and Outline

Chapter 12: Delivering Your Speech

By Victor Capecce, M.F.A.

Millersville University, Millersville, PA



After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify, define and give an example of each of 
the four main types of 
  • Determine the best 
speaking style for different types of speaking occasions
  • Identify and utilize voice aspects of speaking
  • Recognize and utilize the key “ingredients” of a 
well-performed speech
  • Adapt to the physical aspects of a speaking 
  • Plan the speech in 
preparation for delivery/performance of a speech.

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Delivery
    • Manuscript Style
    • Memorized Style
    • Impromptu Style
    • Extemporaneous Style
  • Vocal Aspects of Delivery
    • Articulation
    • Pronunciation
    • Accent, Dialect, and Regionalisms
    • Vocal Quality
    • Pitch and Inflection
    • Rate of Speaking
    • Pauses Versus Vocalized Pauses
    • Vocal Projection
  • Nonverbal Aspects of Delivery
    • Personal Appearance
    • Movement and Gesture
    • Facial Expressions
    • Eye Contact
  • Mastering the Location
    • The Room
    • The Podium
    • The Equipment
    • Using a Microphone
    • Water Rules
  • Preparation, Practice, and Delivery
    • Preparing Notes
    • Rehearsing the Speech
    • Managing Stress
    • Delivering the Speech
  • Conclusion
  • Review Questions and Activities
  • Glossary
  • References