Oral Presentation: Delivery

Contributor: Delaine Thomas. Lesson ID: 12338

Writing a speech in private is one thing; presenting it in public in front of zillions of people is a lot different! Your audience won't be that big, but you'll learn all you need to give your speech!


Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


You are about to give birth! That speech is your new baby! What do you need to do to be prepared for your delivery?

The delivery of a baby is very special for the couple who has been preparing for the arrival for several months.

You have been preparing to deliver your speech in this unit of study. It has not been quite as long as the couple waiting for the baby to arrive, but it is just as exciting for you to finish your accomplishment.

In the first lesson of this Oral Presentation series, you selected a topic, decided what your purpose would be, and completed your thesis statement. In the second lesson, you wrote your rough draft from the outline you created in the first lesson. In the third lesson, you created your note cards and chose your visual aid that you will use during the presentation of your speech. In this final lesson, you will be delivering your speech to an audience.

If you need to complete or review one of these previous Related Lessons, you can find them in the right-hand sidebar.

Take out a piece of paper and pencil, and number your paper from 1 to 5. As you watch the video, write down the five tips that Josh Brewer gives in Tips on Giving Oral Presentations:


When you give your speech, your teacher or parent will not only be listening to the words you say to see if you know your topic and have your speech well organized, but they will be watching to see if you:

  1. speak loudly and clearly.
  2. speak at a normal speed.
  3. speak with expression in your voice.
  4. use correct body language (don’t fidget, don’t slouch, etc.).
  5. maintain eye contact with your audience.

All of these things are as important as the work you did in writing your speech. If you do not pay attention to your body language, eye contact, and posture during the delivery of your speech, it will not be presented well.

In the next section, you will get to take a look at the rubric your teacher or parent will be using to score your presentation. In doing so, you can make any final adjustments to your presentation that will help you meet all of the criteria that have been set for you.

Gather your note cards, rough draft, and your visual aid.

Continue to the Got It? section to view the rubric for this presentation.

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