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  • 1. ORAL COMMUNICATION Public speaking in the classroom INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAM Prof. Lourdes Cádiz, Librarian
  • 2. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Provide instruction for English students to build, practice and enhace their oral communications skills like: present a cleary message, convincingly, in a organized fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide useful handouts and tips that the students can apply in the final evaluation of the course. </li></ul>
  • 3. Public Speaking <ul><li>It is not a natural activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can learn with </li></ul><ul><li>practice and coaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral communication or public speaking is an academic skill. It’s like </li></ul><ul><li>a performance. It aims towards and objective, in response to a </li></ul><ul><li>broad range of public expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Play your video performance. </li></ul>
  • 4. Public speaking <ul><li>A good way of getting your views and message across at meetings, special events and other gatherings. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be difficult to stand up and speak in other language in front of other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a pre-test to evaluate your english communication level in your video speech. </li></ul>
  • 5. PREPARATION <ul><li>IF YOU ARE GOING TO DELIVER A SPEECH AT AN EVENT OR MEETING, YOU SHOULD HAVE TIME TO PREPARE IT WORD BY WORD. </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE SURE YOU DO THE NECESSARY RESEARCH , AND KEEP IT FAIRLY BRIEF SO YOU DO NOT BORE YOUR PUBLIC. </li></ul><ul><li>Take five minutes to read “preparation” in one of the handouts. </li></ul>
  • 6. Tips on structure and content <ul><li>In the introduction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce your team work, names and their study programs; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce the issue that you are going to discuss; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to grab your audience’s attention straight away with a dramatic fact or a real life story; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give a very brief outline of what your speech will cover and why the issue is important to the group. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Tips on structure and content <ul><li>In the main body of the speech: </li></ul><ul><li>Make your content as concise and lively as you can, including examples involving real people, </li></ul><ul><li>Always bear your audience in mind, </li></ul><ul><li>Include vital facts from your research illustrating your main points, </li></ul><ul><li>Say what you think should be done about the issue and what your group are trying to do, </li></ul>
  • 8. Tips on content and structure <ul><li>In the conclusion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sum up your main points, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain how members of the audience can get involved, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say you will try to answer questions from members of the audience afterwards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank people for listening. </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. General tips <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak slowly, loudly and cleary. PRACTICE…with a mirror. </li></ul><ul><li>Look your audience. </li></ul>
  • 10. Workshop Conclusion <ul><li>“ 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Dent, Philosophy, ’05. </li></ul>
  • 11. Reference list <ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>Lindegaard, Eugenia (Ed.). (2001). Enciclopedia del Empresario (2 nd ed.). Barcelona: Editorial Océano. (REF HD9715 .A2 E6). </li></ul>

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