1 Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Period: ____________________ Delivery Guided Notes and Practice Sheet

Types of Delivery

Delivery – Types of Delivery 1.

Manuscript Method 2.

Memorized Method 3.


Extemporaneous Method Impromptu Method

Delivery: Vocal

Voice – 1 Volume Notes: Practice: Rate “normal” volume: (Mouse) 2 3 4 5 6 (Charlie Day) 7

2 Rate Notes: Practice: 1.

Listen to the audio clip. On the script below, put a / whenever there is a pause and a // when there is a pause for effect. Woods: On our very first day at Harvard a very wise Professor quoted Aristotle: "The law is reason free from passion." Well no offense to Aristotle but in my three years at Harvard I have come to find that passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of law and of life. It is with passion courage of conviction and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly you must always have faith in yourself. Congratulations class of 2004 - we did it! 2.

Listen to the audio clip. On the script below, put a / whenever there is a pause and a // when there is a pause for effect. Coach Dale: There's a tradition in tournament play to not talk about the next step until you've climbed the one in front of you. I'm sure going to the State finals is beyond your wildest dreams, so let's just keep it right there. Forget about the crowds, the size of the school, their fancy uniforms, and remember what got you here. Focus on the fundamentals that we've gone over time and time again. And most important, don't get caught up thinking about winning or losing this game. If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners! Okay?!! 3.

How can your rate or pacing change the meaning of the speech? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4.

Read the following passage and put in your own pauses using / and //. Start by deciding the purpose of this speech Coach: Anybody know what this place is? This is Gettysburg. This is where they fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin' the same fight that we're still fightin' amongst ourselves today.

3 This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys, smoke and hot lead pourin' right through their bodies. Listen to their souls, men: 'I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family.' You listen. And you take a lesson from the dead. If we don't come together, right now, on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don't care if you like each other or not. But you will respect each other. And maybe, I don't know, maybe we'll learn to play this game like men. 5.

Listen to the speech and see if your pauses aligned with the audio clip. How can rate can change the meaning of a speech? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pitch Notes: Practice: 1.



Write one adjective that describes the teacher’s rate: ____________________________________ What celebrity voices sound confident? ___________________________________________________ Why do they sound confident? _____________________________________________________________ Vocal Emphasis or Vocal Inflection Notes: Practice: “Her name is Sally and she’s my friend” Her name is Sally and she’s my friend” “Her name is Sally and she’s my friend”

4 “Her name is Sally and she’s my friend” “Her name is Sally and she’s my friend” “Her name is Sally and she’s my friend” 1.

How does vocal emphasis change the meaning of the phrase? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Articulation and Pronunciation Notes: 1.

Practice your articulation by over aggregating the “P” sound: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? 2.

How does articulation feed into stereotypes? How can we combat the stigma? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.

How do you pronounce Data? Day-tuh? Datt-uh? Data has two acceptable pronunciations. Generate a list of 3 words that have multiple ways of pronouncing them. (Ex: Mature) a.

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_________________________________________________________________________________________ c.


Additional Aspects of Vocal Delivery Pause Before Starting Avoid Fillers or Vocalized Pauses 1.

Practice: Put it all together! Simple, honest statement, or perhaps sarcasm. "I appreciate the kindness you have shown me, and I hope to return the favor when I can." me! 2.

Resentment, anger, unfriendliness "Kindness! Do you call that kindness? I wouldn't treat a stray dog the way you've treated 3.

Deep feeling of earnestness and conviction "If we all show a little kindness, a little concern for others' need as well as our own, we can help make the word what it should be." 4.

Mark up your speech with Delivery Notes! Feel free to write in notes and reminders to yourself regarding your delivery. 5 Example: Fathom = fath- UM Ray/ people will come/ Ray. //They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. /They'll turn up your driveway, /not knowing for sure why they're doing it. /They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, //longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you have a look around,"// you'll say./ "It's only twenty dollars per person." They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; /for it is money they have //and peace they lack. Said with innocence and dedication.

Practice: Gentlemen, what is at stake here? I want you to think about this. Civilization has been preserved because the right people have had the right idea at the right time. This technology -- it comes along once in a generation. And, it's a gift -- that has been put in our hands. And why is that? It's because we have a vision, a vision for the


future of this country, of this nation, of the WORLD ORDER! Because make no mistake: This tool that you're creating in the wrong hands would end civilization as we know it. Think about what's at stake, here!


Delivery: Body Language

Body Language: Eye Contact Notes: Practice: 1.

Staring Contest. Is it awkward staring into someone’s eyes? Why is it acceptable to stare at someone during a game but difficult when public speaking? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2.

Turn to the person next to you and have a 1 minute long conversation with them about the weather, sports, or how much you love Communication Studies. However, avoid all eye contact. Try to keep the conversation going for an entire minute! Was it difficult to have a conversation while avoiding eye contact? Why or why not? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Posture Notes: Practice: 2. What emotion are the silhouettes conveying?

8 Gestures Notes: What do each of these gestures mean to you: 1.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2.

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_________________________________________________________________________________________________ What gesture might you use in order to communicate the following? 5.

“This needs to happen right now!” _________________________________________________________ 6.

“I don’t care. It wasn’t my fault.” ___________________________________________________________ 7.

“…and BAM, it hit the floor!” ________________________________________________________________ Facial Expressions Notes: Practice: 1.

Check off each of these facial expressions as your practice them. _____ You just ate a lemon _____ You walk into a surprise party for your birthday _____ You just got a full ride to the college of your dreams _____ Stink eye / dirty look _____ You have a question, but you are afraid to ask it _____ Your parents are embarrassing you in front of your friends _____ You walk into a crowded room and you scan the room until you friend your friends

Additional Aspects of Body Language Delivery Avoid Distractions Use of Notes Use of Lectern or Podium Appearance Practice: Put it all together! Using the sample speech below, prepare to deliver the speech while incorporating ALL of the delivery aspects we have covered! Make sure to make at least one delivery note regarding each delivery category: _____ Volume _____ Rate _____ Pitch _____ Vocal Emphasis _____ Articulation and Pronunciation _____Eye Contact _____ Posture _____ Gestures _____ Facial Expressions _____ Additional Aspects of Delivery Introduction: We've all heard about the power of positive thinking, and many have really tried to think positively but may not have noticed the results they desired. Today I’m going to tell you how positive attitudes can bring about positive results. 9


First, let’s establish that a positive attitude doesn't mean ignoring the obvious 1.

Some people would like you to believe that you can change the world by merely pretending that everything is wonderful, no matter how bad your situation is. a.

Positive thinking isn't ignoring the obvious b.

Ignoring the obvious can be detrimental and demoralizing. 2.

Positive attitude is instead, a process of finding something positive in every situation, even the bleakest. Looking at the positive side will usually allow you the clarity of thought to find new ways to move out of bad situations into better ones, and eventually to good or great situations.




Looking at the negative side of a situation blocks creativity and thought, and generally leads to more negative situations. Additionally, there are many benefits to a positive attitude 1.

A mental attitude that expects good or favorable results helps mould our behavior towards activities that create a positive environment. a.

A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and success in whatever b.

endeavor you attempt. When you do encounter less than favorable circumstances, you will find you



are more resourceful than someone that does not have a positive attitude, thereby helping insure your success. Henry Ford was known to say "Whether you think you can or think you cannot, you are right." This particularly rings true when it comes to keeping a positive attitude. Lastly, you really can change your life with a positive attitude 1.

As you change your speech, you will find your attitude improves. a.

To further help, try to avoid the habit of complaining about what isn't right, b.

or isn't going the way you wish it would. If you state things in a positive manner as if they have already happened, they are much more likely to happen. 2.

If you continually dwell on the negative side, and complain (especially to others you think may share your pain), you only reinforce those negative actions and bring more of them to yourself 3.

I have personally been in more than one situation where I could find little positive to see a.

I had to be reminded by someone else outside of the direct effect to see even b.

the smallest positive. I needed to find the first positive element, then built one upon another and before long I was out of the negative pit and back with a positive attitude. Conclusion: The universe operates much as if it were this immense conscious computer, and our speech and attitude were the programming that determined what was to come. How and what we think has a profound effect on our individual future. As a parting comment, I again repeat the words of Henry Ford: "Whether you think you can or think you cannot, you are right."