Introduction to Public Speaking
Elements of Speech Communication
The speaker is one of the key elements of the basic speech communication model.
The message is the most important and instrinsic element of all speech communication models.
The channel is the method (auditory and visual) that is used to transmit the message to the receiver.
Your audience represents one very important third in the basic model of communication.
Feedback: Visual and Verbal Cues
Your audience can provide you with immediate feedback; pay attention to the visual and verbal cues they give you in the moment.
Noise and Interference
Noise and interference can block your audience's ability to receive your message.
How you deliver your speech presentation may be just as important as the speech itself.
Situational and Environmental Context
It is important to understand the environmental and situational contexts in which you are giving a speech.
Context of Culture and Gender
Understanding the cultural and gender context of your speech is vital to making a connection with your audience.