It draws attention to itself.
It is natural.
It is engaging.
It includes both verbal and nonverbal elements.
Speak so that those in the back of the room can hear you
Make sure your volume is constant
Pay attention to the nonverbal cues your audience gives you
Consider the size of the room and audience when deciding how loud to speak
Get feedback from friends and family to make sure you aren’t pronouncing words incorrectly.
If you can’t break the habit of mispronouncing a word, choose an alternate word to use.
Poor pronunciation has no effect on speaker ethos.
Poor pronunciation can cause misunderstanding.
Dialects can be regional or ethnic.
You should always avoid using a dialect while public speaking.
Dialects help create a cultural identity.
Your dialect can interfere with successful communication if an audience has a different dialect than you do.
Looks over the heads of the audience.
Looks up and down rhythmically from notes to audience.
Only focuses on one side of the room and ignores the other.
Only looks at one or two audience members.