15 Multiple choice questions
Talk directly to the people in the audience.
Quote words of others, he/she said. A quote is word for word. Give credit
Essential facts, major points
paragraph= topic/clincher sentence
Essay= thesis statement
Don't be redundant
Tell stories that are short and sweet (like anecdotes) or some long and detailed. Everyone loves good stories
Occasion- holidays and bdays
Events- sports, parties, plays
Historical- "remember the time"
Facts validate what you say. Cite your sources. Give audience numbers to prove it
Eye catchers focus audience. Emphasize the VA and make them bold. Don't pass it around.
If you want someone to do something just ask. Challenge people and be clear and specific
Get audience thinking and engage them. If appropriate let audience answer. Use rhetorical questions.
Words to live by. Use adages (wise sayings.) they're good to have and they keep us focused
Get familiar with topic. Find the history, the scoop, the 411.
Thank people because they like to be appreciated. Thank audience at the end.
Changing the way you act or speak for each thing you do. Formal vs. informal professional vs. personal
Give hints but not all the info. Tease the audience but give all the info by the end
Transitions make language flow. They appear everywhere. Word phrases or even a whole sentence