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Speeches

  1. 1. Preparing a Speech Years 5 & 6
  2. 2. Choosing a Topic <ul><li>Is it interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>Will your audience find it interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know something about it or will you be able to find enough information and ideas about the topic? </li></ul><ul><li>The topic that is personal to you is often the best idea so that you feel relaxed and confident about what you are saying </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brainstorming and Planning <ul><li>Write down everything you can think of about your topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key words and phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughts and feelings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to present your content </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Writing your Speech <ul><li>Sort your ideas from brainstorming and planning - order them </li></ul><ul><li>Work out your beginning, middle and end: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning - get the audience’s attention e.g. a rhetorical question, a riddle, a sudden movement or word. Expression!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle - your information, give examples, tell a ‘story’, make the audience believe in what you are saying and try to involve them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End - sum up with a conclusion that will leave the audience thinking. What was the main point of you speech? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Length of your Speech <ul><li>It should be at least two minutes long and no longer than three minutes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cue Cards <ul><li>Write your speech on cue cards </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that they are not too much bigger than your palm </li></ul><ul><li>The best thing to do is to write notes and reminders on your cue cards rather than your whole speech </li></ul>
  7. 7. Practice <ul><li>Practise your speech over and over again until you feel very confident about saying it. </li></ul><ul><li>Say it in front of your family, friends, pets and the mirror </li></ul><ul><li>If you can, tape yourself . How do you sound? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Engagement with your audience <ul><li>Try your best to relax and feel confident when speaking to your audience (this isn’t easy) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that you have eye contact with a variety of members of the audience, not just one or two and not with the back wall. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your audience feel involved and relaxed with you too. A good way to do this is by telling a story as an example of what you are trying to say. When your audience can relate to what you are saying it makes them feel involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Humour can often help to relax you and build a rapport with your audience </li></ul>
  9. 9. Delivery <ul><li>Remember the way you say your speech is just as important as what you say. </li></ul><ul><li>When practising your speech delivery you need to consider the following skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity and volume of voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression and intonation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace </li></ul></ul>

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