Read & Respond: Emotional, Novel, & Memorable Speaking

 Begin this activity by reading the following:

Noonan, On Speaking Well: How to Give a Speech with Style, Substance, and Clarity, pages 101–151
Gallo, Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, pages 181–246

In Gallo’s Talk Like TED, you read about 9 different “secrets” you can use to make your speeches more memorable, engaging, and persuasive:

Unleash the Master Within
Master the Art of Storytelling
Have a Conversation
Teach Me Something New
Deliver Jaw-Dropping Moments
Lighten Up
Stick to the 18-Minute Rule
Paint a Mental Picture with Multi-Sensory Experiences
Stay in Your Lane

For this week’s reading response, choose the 3 secrets that you found most thought provoking or helpful from this list, choose a quote or idea representing each of them, and explain in detail why they stand out to you. How might they fit into your biblical worldview? Include how you envision yourself using each secret in future assignments. Write at least 1 substantial paragraph for each secret you choose; your complete response should be 2 pages in length.