ThursdayMarch 17, 2011<br />DGP<br />Vocabulary<br />TCAP Review<br />The Giver<br />Tools to deliver an effective Speech<br />
Essential Tools <br />What tools can you use to convey your knowledge, skills, or ideas in a speech?<br />How can you communicate meaning with your voice and your body language?<br />How do you overcome stage fright?<br />
Visual Aids <br />Visual aids are essential tools that will allow you to captivate your audience.<br />Visual aids will not only enhance your presentation, but also help you to remember key points and keep you and your audience focused.<br />Visual aids will support your argument and increase the audience’s understanding of the main points. This is because the mind better remembers picture information rather than word information. <br />A visual presentation willenhance your credibility and it may even help you with your nerves.<br />
Types of Visual Aids<br /><ul><li>Posters: show words, pictures, or both
Photographs: help your audience “see” who or what you are talking about.
Objects: allow your audience to see the real thing.</li></li></ul><li>Tips For Preparing Your Visual Aids<br />Bigger is better. Be sure your visual aids can be seen by the people in the back row.<br />Keep the wording simple. <br />Make your visual aids eye-catching. Colorful and attractive designs are the key.<br />Do not allow the visual aid to become your speech. In other words, don’t use your visual aid as a crutch. <br />
Body Language<br />Your movements, facial expressions, and gestures have as much meaning as your words.<br />Using Body Language:<br />Keep your shoulders back but stay relaxed. If you look at ease, your audience can concentrate on your presentation.<br />Breathe deeplyand give yourself a moment to think about what you will say.<br />Be yourself and let your facial expressions reflect what you’re saying. Artificial expressions and gestures will distract your listeners.<br />Use simple hand gestures, such as pointing to a visual aid, to add emphasis and interest.<br />
Using Your Voice<br />The way that you use your voice can add to the meaning of your words. <br />The three most import characteristics of your speaking voice are volume, tone, and speed.<br />
Overcoming Stage Fright<br /><ul><li>Everyone feels nervous when speaking in front of a group of people. There are things you can do to relax and reduce “stage fright.”
Practice, practice, practice</li></ul>Preparation is the key. The more often you rehearse your speech, the more relaxed you will be.<br /><ul><li>Take a deep breath.</li></ul>Arrange your notes. Look around before you begin. Don’t rush into your speech.<br /><ul><li>Focus</li></ul>Concentrate on what you are doing and on what comes next. Visualize the steps in your presentation.<br />
Agenda for Friday<br />DGP Test<br />Vocabulary Test<br />Poetry Test<br />How To Write Your Speech<br />
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