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Glossary of Course 14 Comm 5

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effective eye contact is important for 3 reasons
lets listeners know you're interested in them

allows you to receive nonverbal feedback from the audience

enhances your credibioity
effective eye contact described as...
direct or

impartial
benefits of good body movement
catches the eye of the listener and helps hold their attention

convenient way of punctuating your message so the listener will know when you are moving from one idea to another

helps relieve nervousness in the speaker

can place the audience at ease
effective body movement is best described as
free and purposeful
gestures are...
the purposeful use of hands, arms, shoulders, and head to reinforce what is being said
effective gestures are
natural and spontaneous
a good voice has three important qualities
quality

intelligibility

variety
intelligibility depends on 4 factors
articulation

pronunciation

overuse of stock expressions (ok, like, you know, um, uh)

substandard grammar
variety is the spice of speaking consier these 5 factors
rate

volume

force

pitch

emphasis
rules for using visual aids
they must support the presentation

make them large enough to be seen by the audience

use them at the proper time

keep them simple and clear

don't talk to the visual aid

don't allow yourself, other people, or objects block the audience's view of the visual aid

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