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Transcript of Public Speaking
No put downs
(gestures or comments)
Applaud good effort
Decide on Your Topic
How do I choose a good topic?
Organize Your Information
Be sure the order makes sense.
Storytellers don't just read a story. They help the audience see the story. Their goal is to make the audience care about the story.
What was good?
What can you do better next time?
Were you loud enough?
Was your speech interesting?
Did the audience learn something?
Was your speech too long or too short?
Check out books from the library.
Use a computer to
search the Internet.
...means a person speaks to a group of people.
Influence - change the way people think or act
Entertain - make people feel good
Inform - tell people about something new or important
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Choose a topic that you know about and love. Be sure your audience is interested in it, too.
4) Be confident.
1) Take a deep breath.
2) Make eye contact.
3) Speak loudly and clearly.
are afraid of
After your speech, ask yourself some questions.
The grown-ups say I'm growing tall
And that my clothes are growing small.
Can clothes grow small?
I always think
That things grow big
Or else they shrink.
But did they shrink
Or did I grow
Or did we both change?
I don't know.
snake / desk
box / telephone
girl / giraffe
horse / city
car / hippo
rock / window
police officer / spider
sun / forest
As fast as you can, use each pair of nouns to make a sentence.
Connect the Dots
60 Seconds Challenge
Try to talk about this painting for 1 minute without stopping.
Recite a Poem
Use this story to practice adding feeling.
-Mary Ann Hoberman
Practice these activities with a group of people. Take turns speaking.
A hill is a house for an ant, an ant.
A hive is a house for a bee.
A hole is a house for a mole or a mouse.
And a house is a house for me!
-Mary Ann Hoberman
Rules for the Audience
Public speaking is important.
The best public speakers can inform, influence, and entertain all at the same time.