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HKU Public Speaking Workshops

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HKU Public Speaking Workshop
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
How to make people actually listen
Register
Position of the voice e.g. chest/nose/forehead

Prosody
The sing song-like speech> monotone

Pace & Silence -

Pitch
High/Low quality

Volume -

Repetition -

Communication:
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
How to make people actually listen

Bad Habits-
Overcoming Nerves:
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
How to make people actually listen
Good Habits-
H-A-I-L: To greet or acclaim enthusiastically

55% Body Language

38% Voice and Tone

7% Spoken Words



Gossip Complaining

Judging Excuses

Negativity Exaggeration

Dogmatism
(confusion of facts and opinions)

H- Honest
Be clear and straight

A- Authentic
Be yourself

I- Integrity
Be your word

L- Love
Wish them well

VOICE (38%)

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Overcoming Nerves:
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
1) Body Language
5) SPACE
Power and Authority
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
2) GESTURES
Start drinking water 15 minutes before you start talking.
Use your body’s nervous energy for good.
Focus on your breath when you feel the adrenaline.
Beware of repetitive motion.
Remember that the audience likes you.
Be okay with the unexpected.
G.Barnett, TEDTalks: 2015
7 Top Tips
Someone to inspire-
President Barack Obama
Powerful Speeches
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
How to make people actually listen
Communication:
Teaching Positions

Manager (office)

Spokesperson

Actor/ News reporter

Politician

Religious Leader

Lawyer

00:56sec- "He was under oath."
Lawyer's defense
Be aware

of distracting gestures


Do Use:
1. Descriptive Gestures
2. Emphatic Gestures
3. Suggestive Gestures
4. Prompting Gestures
Catering to your Audience:
4) Objects and Technology
Types of learners-
Visual
(PowerPoints, visual aids, written notes)

Auditory
(voice, recordings)

Kinesthetic
(involvement)
Age/Language/Profession/ Additional needs- SEN or physical/ Education
Diversity-
Overview:
Tues:

Verbal Communication- Voice
and
how to overcome Nerves
Wed:
Non-Verbal Communication- Body language, gestures, visual aids
and
how to avoid an unsatisfied audience/catering to your audience
Thurs:

Structure and Content
Fri:

Recap over the week
with
Rehearsal and Performance with Assessment
The Power of Persuasion
O.W.E
(Opinion. Why. Example)
The 3 C's:
Conviction,Certainty, Consistency

Quantity:
Information is complete and full.
Quality:
Information is truthful and accurate.
Relevance:
Information is relevant to the conversation.
Manner:
Information is expressed in an easy-to-understand way and non-verbal actions support the tone of the statement.

NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION:
Body Language (55%)
5 NON VERBAL Communication factors to consider:

1) Body Language
2) Gestures
3) Facial Expression
4) Objects/Technology
5) Space
1) Business man/woman
2) Stay at home parent
3) Model
4) Teacher
5) Sales person
6) Film Director
7) Waiter/Waitress
8) Unemployed

A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
F)
G)
Pride
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION

3) FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Judgments of political candidates faces within 1 SECOND predict 70% of US government and senate outcomes.

Alexander Todorov- Princeton University
EYE CONTACT-

1) Opportunity for you to receive immediate feedback
2) You appear more trusting
3) Makes the speech more personal

N.O.D.S

Neutral- Open- Defined- Strong
Structure and Content
Opening:
Dramatic opening!


Rhetorical question
Personal story
Statistics
Audience Visualisation
Drama
Humour
Structure and Content
Nerves
MARK IN:

Pace and Silence
Pitch
Volume
Repetition
Opposites
PRACTICE:

Prosody (sing and sway)
Register (push from the stomach)

ADD:

Gestures (for visual learners)
Involvement (kinesthetic learners)
Structure and Content
Just before:
Drink water
Power pose
Stretch/yawn
Jump
OPEN- body, voice, jaw
Articulate- tongue, lips



Structure and Content
During:
PASSION!
Commit to gestures
Remain OPEN
Keep to time
Use notes NOT scripts
O.W.E
Dedicate time to practice! - At least 1/3 of your time
Structure and Content
Overall:

Keep to time... 5-10mins
Keep it simple
Be descriptive- use metaphors
Stick to the task at hand
Research (be wary of dogmatism) (your speech and your audience)


Main Body:

Why are you speaking?
To educate/inspire/raise awareness...
Stick to 3 points if possible
A chance for you to express in detail your thoughts/feelings


Conclusion-
Structure and Content
What is your point?
What do you want the audience to do/feel?
Summarise
in short
what you have presented



Leave them passionate!
Leave them wanting more
Quote/ question
What's it for?

To raise your audience's expectations
Prepare them
Hook them
Body Language- The Walk


Interviewing Skills
1) Conduct your research

2) Consider and find similar questions they may ask

3) Dress the part

4) Arrive early (don't give yourself added pressure)

5) Be super polite to
everyone
, you don't know who is important!

6) Be your
authentic
self - Many want you to offer something the company does not already have on their team- don't be a carbon copy!

7) Power pose - confident smile, confident shake, confident walk

8) Ask insightful questions

9) Sell yourself continuously then close the deal! (like a 3 course meal)

10) Thank them in person,by email, by mail.

11) Know the position inside out then relate your experience accordingly




Interviewing Skills
What the questions will usually focus on:
1) Personal opinions

2) How you would deal with a situation

3) Job history

4) Behavioral assessment



https://www.livecareer.com/interview-questions/view-all#common-interview-questions
Interviewing Skills
Common Questions
Answer: The Power of Persuasion

O.W.E (Opinion. Why. Example)
The 3 C's: Conviction,Certainty, Consistency

Quantity: Information is complete and full.
Quality: Information is truthful and accurate.
Relevance: Information is relevant to the conversation.
Manner: Information is expressed in an easy-to-understand way and non-verbal actions support the tone of the statement.
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