This part involves the delivery of speech. This part has categorized this topic into several chapters. They include the methods of delivery, nonverbal communication, delivering the actual speech, verbal communication and designing and using the presentation aids. A speaker always has the option of selecting the methods with which he or she can deliver a speech. There are indeed four methods used in the delivery of speech. They include manuscript speaking, impromptu speaking and memorized speaking as well as extemporaneous speaking. It is the duty of the speaker to select which method of delivery is more comfortable to him. He or she should factor in the advantages and disadvantages surrounding a particular method of delivery.
During communication, it is important to factor in nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication helps in the delivery of information easily. Some of the major categories of nonverbal communication include use of gestures, body movement, facial expression, maintaining eye contact and personal appearance.
Verbal communication is yet another important feature used in the delivering of a speech. Vocal delivery should be precise and accurate. If this can happen, then the delivery of the speech will be precise and accurate. Vocal delivery entails pitch, volume, speaking rates, pronunciation, pauses, articulation and tonal variation. The speaker should also ensure that he or she speaks audibly to make it easier to be understood.
During the delivery of the speech, it is crucial to arrange the content of the speech logically. For a successful performance, confidence and calm are crucial tools. One should get enough rest before the actual day of the presentation. The choice of presentation aid will determine how much understanding will be done by the audience. Presentation aids can be categorized as three-dimensional presentation aids, two-dimensional, PowerPoint and audiovisual aids. The choice of presentation aid will depend on the audience and the information to be passed across. During the design of the presentation aids, they should be easy to view and should also be simple.
Part 6 of the book breaks down speeches into different types. This part has been broken down into five subtopics. They include;
Informative speaking provides the information to the audience. This implies that the speaker does most of the work. For instance, he or she is tasked with defining the content illustrating the content, elaborating and finally elaborating on the topic under discussion.
Persuasive speaking is yet another type of speech. The speaker in this case asks the audience to respond to the information being shared. The speaker should understand the attitude, values, beliefs and behavior of the listeners. For a speaker to be persuasive, he or she should incorporate persuasive strategies in his speech. Elements of credibility help the speaker in persuading an audience. These features include competence, trustworthiness, and dynamism. The speaker should also establish his or her credibility in three phases namely, initial credibility, derived credibility and terminal credibility.
An all-round speaker should be flexible enough to make speeches under different occasions. It is certain that presentation of speeches in these occasions will vary depending on the need of the audience.
The last part of part 6 talks about speaking in small groups. More often than not, small groups make better decisions when compared to Individuals. This lies with the fact that they have access to more information and can actively process it as well. However, working in a group would require the group to be well coordinated. This will involve ensuring that the members of the group understand what is to be discussed.