I presented a book report in front of my English 3 class and educated the audience about Robert Penn Warren's life and career as a writer, as well give my opinion on the book All the King's Men: one of Warrens most popular. I spoke clearly, used my hands, and gave my facts about the author and book. I learned how calm down and talk in front of the class with confidence. I used creative thinking by presenting with my hands and using body language. My power point was appealing to the eye and was detailed with facts.
Here is a prescription not just to be a good speaker, but to be a good man. He recognizes that his training program is arduous, and has no illusions that most will be up to the task. Regarding the actual mechanics of giving a speech, Quintilian offers mountains of practical advice. Among the best bits of wisdom are: 1. Do not write your speech down unless you intend to deliver it verbatim, which will rarely happen.
What I did to prepare for my informative speech was I would go through my speech in my head or just think about what I was going to say. Other things I did to prepare was I did all the required things like the outline and power point, I also did things like making note cards so when I went up there I knew what I wanted or needed to say. I felt a little nervous at first when I went up in front of the class, but as I started my nerves calmed down and then it became easy to just talk to everyone. I started to relax more and I didn’t worry about what I said as much and then I started to rely more on what I knew and I didn’t need my note cards as much.
In my speech I discussed smoothie. I wanted to accomplish the goal of conveying to the audience that smoothie can be a nutrient-dense, on the go meal while providing the body with vitamins and mineral necessary for proper nutrition. I wanted to continue to work on having my speech sound more casual, not rehearsed and also try speaking at a slower rate Along with that; I wanted to continue not to let my nerves get the better of me. Before my speech, I was extremely engaged in the speaker that went before me.
Being confident shows your audience you are comfortable talking about your topic and that you are well informed on what you are specking of. Another thing that I can improve on is relaxing, for example, to not be so nervous. If I can think two steps ahead before I speak it would prepare me for what I am about to say which will allow my words to flow out smoothly and correctly. I plan on improving these skills by practicing more speeches in front of people and doing some relaxation exercises before my speech. I believe by implementing more speeches and doing some of the exercises, it will have me more relaxed, keep my mind focused and boost up my confidence so that I may present my speech flawlessly for an A plus grade.
This is the ninth week of my observation at Baker High School. On Monday, the students started off class with doing their bell ringer. The students defined the key terms for chapters 4 and 5. After completing their bell ringer the cooperating teacher began her lecture and power point on Managing Stress and Coping with loss. The students also took notes while she gave her lecture.
Evaluating a Demonstration Speech After several viewings of the video titled “How To Charleston – Demonstration Speech” by Neal Werle, I noticed he used lots of verbal and nonverbal methods to deliver his presentation. As this video begins, I immediately saw his appearance because he was dressed nicely with a tie. Some other nonverbal means of communication he used were his posture and body movements that conveyed energy and spark interest. His use of hand gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact let his audience know he was talking to every one of the members of the public. His use of verbal communication conveyed that dancing was fun, exercise and can be useful at parties which engaged his audience.
This course featured a variety of ways to express information to students. The techniques that I found very effective were the videos and the conversations on Blackboard. I thought the videos were an effective way to convey information because it is easily accessible, as many students have phones and devices that can access YouTube easily. Additionally, I believe the use of media as a teaching tool can help keep students interested in the topic, as different students can find visual learning more effective.
In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, the author Charles Dickens uses the literary devices of symbolism and motifs to assist the reader by developing the various themes that are prevalent in the novel. Dickens clearly uses the symbols and motifs in A Tale of Two Cities to develop the themes by emphasizing them throughout the novel and by connecting them to the events that occur, as seen in using the motif of resurrection. Dickens uses a plethora of characters such as Doctor Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton to embody the motif of resurrection by connecting to the themes in the novel, specifically how turmoil can allow people to be reincarnated as a new person. I would consider our presentation to be decent because we had many flaws and organizational issues. I believe the lesson was able to help our classmates understand the symbols and motifs in A Tale of Two Cities and how they helped them better understand the book.
I think i need to improve my body movement because I can get more attentions with that and try to make more eye contact in the way that listener think im talking direct to them. Meanwhile I was working to have conversation with others after we present. I tried to listen and focus on what everyone were saying and do my best to don’t think about something
Everyone, at some point in their life, has a proud moment. Something that the memory of just fills them with pride. As I sit in my 4-H lawn chair, watching the Scarecrow Fest parade, I am reminded of the time I won the 4-H Demonstration Contest. It was a warm summer day, and I was about twelve years old. I had been practicing my speech for weeks and now the big day was finally here.
In my speech on the defunding of Planned Parenthood I kept a very even tone of voice. I could always understand myself and I thought I did a good job sounding confident speaking in front of an audience, which is something I struggle with. Renan Havill also mentioned that I “spoke clearly and effectively.” The passion I feel about my subject was very evident at times by the way I changed my voice to emphasize certain points I was making. I could definitely improve on keeping an even pace throughout my speech.
I get anxious, and sometimes I jump from one topic to another. I need to maintain eye contact with the audience instead of looking at my notes. I will make sure to finish my presentation within time. It is important to complete a speech within time because my points were deducted in my previous speech (over time– 6.25 minutes). I should limit the use of articulations in my speech/ presentation.