Essay by Anonymous UserUniversity, Bachelor'sA-, January 1996

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There are many important things that shape the delivery of your speech. Among the most important parts of delivery involved are voice production and articulation. Other important parts of delivery include methods, gestures, eye contact, and the clothing that you wear. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of the most influential speakers of this century. The delivery and language of King's speeches has earned him this label. In the next paragraph I shall examine King's delivery and why he is considered such a great speaker.

If your audience cannot hear you, your speech servers very little purpose. King's most famous speech took place in nineteen sixty three during a March on Washington. I'm sure King was concerned with his voice production and articulation. Without these mechanisms of speech King would have gone unheard of. However, King had no trouble with these mechanisms of speech. I feel that everyone has gestures that are unique and King was no different.

He moved around during his speeches and used his hand to emphasize points throughout his speeches.

I cannot decide whether king used the memorization or extemporaneous method. If I was to choose one I would choose the memorization method. During the speeches of

King we viewed he never losses eye contact with the audience. This is one of the reasons why I choose the memorization method. I also feel King's speeches came straight from his heart. King was a Baptist minister and was without a doubt filled with the spirit of god. I feel King's speeches were influenced by the spirit that lived within his heart. The book states that your appearance should be in harmony with your message. King's speeches were all based on serious spiritual and political issues and a suit and tie were the attire that he...