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Real Life: Giving Speeches (1)
Nancy said that she had ......... in her stomach because she was so nervous about her upcoming presentation.
When giving a speech, the speaker/presenter should always try to make eye ......... with the audience throughout the presentation.
A speaker/presenter should refrain from using too much technical jargon and/or too many ......... if his/her audience is not familiar with the technical terms and abbreviations (created by using the initial letters in a phrase) beforehand.
A speaker/presenter should also always try to ......... his/her audience by using hand gestures, personal stories and/or interesting illustrations in order to maintain the audience's attention throughout the duration of the presentation.
James had to give a big speech on Thursday morning so he spent a whole day preparing for it by making an outline, writing note or ......... cards for himself and practicing the speech in front a mirror.
When giving a speech, a presenter should speak in a clear and comfortable way. The presenter shouldn't speak too fast and the volume should be adequate so that audience members in the ......... row can hear him/her clearly.
Some people get really nervous during speeches and they often use several or many ......... words like "um, you know, well, so" etc. throughout their speeches. Repeated use of these kinds of words should be avoided in order to keep the audience engaged.
Formal presentations or speeches should have a clear introduction as well as a summary at the end of the speech that is also called a ..........
After a speech/presentation, there may be a question-......... period; whereby audience members can ask the presenter questions about the content of his/her presentation.
Remember to pay close attention to your body ......... during a speech. Remember, that an audience will notice non-verbal communication so make sure that you don't unknowingly convey messages that are different from your overall message.