STEP 1 - The Communication Process
Explore the basic process of communication and how
an effective speaker understands this process.
STEP 2 - Selecting an Appropriate Topic
This step illustrates how to select a topic that is
practical and appropriate.
STEP 3 - A Purpose for Communicating
Before you start developing what you want to say,
it's important to have a clear idea of why you want
to say it.
STEP 4 - Researching your topic
Discover ways to gather information about
STEP 5 - Audience Analysis
Probably the most important tip for effective
communication is to remain audience centered.
STEP 6- Formulating a Residual Message
Make sure that your audience remembers
the important parts of your speech.
STEP 7- Developing Your Main Points
Identify main ideas that you want to communicate
and support them with appropriate evidence and
STEP 8- Structuring Your Speech
Organize your ideas for maximum effectiveness.
STEP 9- Connectives, Conclusions, and Introductions
Make good first and last impressions, and
connect your ideas so that they flow together.
STEP 10- Visual Aides
Incorporating visual aids into your presentation
can help make a good speech into a great speech.
STEP 11- Practice and Delivery
One if the best ways to reduce communication
apprehension is to rehearse your speech.
STEP 12- A Whole Look at the Process
An overview of speechmaking.
Last updated January 10, 2003