Week 5 – Developing Topics for Your Speech & Delivery

Read Chapter 4 and Chapter 11 in your book: https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=communication-textbooks

Answer the following questions:

1 Define the following terms: general purpose statement, specific purpose statement, and central idea statement. (Chapter 4)

2 List the six problems to avoid when writing your specific purpose and central idea statements. (Chapter 4)

3 Why is it important to practice your speech delivery? (Chapter 11)

4 List and describe 3 different ways you can practice your speech delivery. (Chapter 11)

5 Define the following terms: volume, pitch, and rate. (Chapter 11)

6 What is a vocalized pause? Do you think you will have issues with vocalized pauses when presenting? Why or why not? What is your most used vocal filler? (Chapter 11)

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