Read Chapter 13 of the textbook.


Watch the Phil Davison candidate speech. As you review this speech, notice that Phil does not support his claims with evidence; however, he uses too much emotion and overwhelms the audience. Note how his choreographed gestures, pacing, and erratic vocal delivery take away from the effectiveness of his message. It is not surprising that he did not get his party’s nomination!


Refer to the Speech Delivery Guidelines:


Explain the importance to effective public speaking of each of the following aspects of physical delivery. Then select which one(s) you could improve on and how you will do so as you prepare for your final speeches:


Personal appearance



Eye contact


Post your response in the discussion forum titled Physical Delivery Discussion. Use the Discussion rubric in the syllabus as a guide to your initial post and responses to other posts.

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