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  • 1. ORAL COMMUNICATION Public speaking in the classroom INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAM Prof. Lourdes Cádiz, Librarian
  • 2. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
    • Provide instruction for English students to build, practice and enhace their oral communications skills like: present a cleary message, convincingly, in a organized fashion.
    • Provide useful handouts and tips that the students can apply in the final evaluation of the course.
  • 3. Public Speaking
    • It is not a natural activity.
    • Anyone can learn with
    • practice and coaching.
    • Oral communication or public speaking is an academic skill. It’s like
    • a performance. It aims towards and objective, in response to a
    • broad range of public expectations.
    • Play your video performance.
  • 4. Public speaking
    • A good way of getting your views and message across at meetings, special events and other gatherings.
    • It can be difficult to stand up and speak in other language in front of other people.
    • Complete a pre-test to evaluate your english communication level in your video speech.
  • 5. PREPARATION
    • IF YOU ARE GOING TO DELIVER A SPEECH AT AN EVENT OR MEETING, YOU SHOULD HAVE TIME TO PREPARE IT WORD BY WORD.
    • MAKE SURE YOU DO THE NECESSARY RESEARCH , AND KEEP IT FAIRLY BRIEF SO YOU DO NOT BORE YOUR PUBLIC.
    • Take five minutes to read “preparation” in one of the handouts.
  • 6. Tips on structure and content
    • In the introduction:
      • Introduce your team work, names and their study programs;
      • Introduce the issue that you are going to discuss;
      • Try to grab your audience’s attention straight away with a dramatic fact or a real life story;
      • Give a very brief outline of what your speech will cover and why the issue is important to the group.
  • 7. Tips on structure and content
    • In the main body of the speech:
    • Make your content as concise and lively as you can, including examples involving real people,
    • Always bear your audience in mind,
    • Include vital facts from your research illustrating your main points,
    • Say what you think should be done about the issue and what your group are trying to do,
  • 8. Tips on content and structure
    • In the conclusion:
      • Sum up your main points,
      • Explain how members of the audience can get involved,
      • Say you will try to answer questions from members of the audience afterwards.
      • Thank people for listening.
  • 9. General tips
    • Try to relax. Remember public speaking is not a natural activity . No matter how nicely you’re dressed, no matter how clear and elaborate your powerpoints visuals, sooner or later YOU WILL HAVE TO SPEAK.
    • Speak slowly, loudly and cleary. PRACTICE…with a mirror.
    • Look your audience.
  • 10. Workshop Conclusion
    • “ Nothing pushes students to do their best work like a professor who takes pride not in his or her own accomplishments, but in helping others realize their potencial.
    • Jason Dent, Philosophy, ’05.
  • 11. Reference list
    • Kinney, Kristi (Producer and Director). (1993). Powerful presentations skills: how to get a group’s attention, hold people’s interest and persuade them to act. [Video]. Boulder, CO: CareerTrack Publications. (PN301 .S5).
    • Lindegaard, Eugenia (Ed.). (2001). Enciclopedia del Empresario (2 nd ed.). Barcelona: Editorial Océano. (REF HD9715 .A2 E6).