What is the speaker’s point?
Speaker points and ranks indicate what each debater contributed individually to winning (or failing to win) the round. The debater who did the best job demonstrating that their side should win should receive the highest speaks and the lowest ranks.
Why should a speaker consider the audience when selecting a topic?
Audience analysis involves identifying the audience and adapting a speech to their interests, level of understanding, attitudes, and beliefs. Taking an audience-centered approach is important because a speaker’s effectiveness will be improved if the presentation is created and delivered in an appropriate manner.
How do you conduct an audience analysis for a speech?
- Step 1: Identify Potential Audience(s)
- Step 2: Select the Priority Audience.
- Step 3: Identify Priority Audience Characteristics.
- Step 4: Identify Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices.
- Step 5: Identify Barriers and Facilitators.
- Step 6: Consider Audience Segmentation.
- Step 7: Identify Key Influencers.