Like Apple’s Facetime & Microsoft’s Lynk (Now called Skype for Business) Google Hangouts allow teachers and students to get together virtually, to chat, text, videoconference and more. Students can easily install Hangouts on their devices or run Hangouts right from inside of their web browsers. Since many students already have Youtube or Gmail accounts (Remember Google owns Youtube), […]
Posts Categorized: Speech
2014 Destinations Lesson on Stage Fright Title: Greater than the Fear of Death: Public Speaking Class: SPC1608- The Fundamentals of Public Speaking Introduction: Most students who take this class typically enter with a moderate to high degree of speech anxiety, or the fear of speaking in front of an audience. These tools are meant […]
Does anyone else agree that this commercial, silly though it is, has a special sense of what’s screwed up about being an adjunct and the reliance of schools on adjunct labor? Let me know what you think.
This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]
Introduction: Maintaining an audience-centered approach is crucial to each step of the speech preparation process. From selecting a speech topic to deciding how to organize, word and deliver it, audience analysis is key. It is the process of gathering and analyzing information about audience members’ attributes and motivations with the explicit aim of preparing a […]
I found this great location for locating and identifying all types of blogs and resources on public speaking and teaching public speaking which includes blogs, infographics, presi presentations and more! If you are interested in adding various tools to your public speaking bag, this is one super place to hangout! http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/public-speaking-blogs/
Code Switch is an NPR (National Public Radio) blog developed to feature overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture. Posts look into how how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/
The Chinese word for listening (pronounced ‘ting’) is made up of different individual words in the Chinese language. It emphasizes that listening is more than just with the ear. Other things come into play – being an active participant (you); eye contact is key (eyes); being attentive (undivided attention) and listening with the heart.
Thanks to Debra Hodges for this blog post on public speaking horror stories: Professional public speaker/communicator shares negative view of memorized speeches/talks
This song on YouTube identifies (in a humorous song) many of the symptoms of speech anxiety. This could be used as an Attention-Getter for a discussion on Stage Fright in a speech class, or prior to any class where you might be assigning students to give a presentation. You might then follow with helpful tips […]
When I saw this infographic, I immediately transferred the word ‘Lecture’ where the author put Corporate. This is an interesting and revealing way to evaluate our own communication style in presenting course content to our students. <iframe src=”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26716363?rel=0” width=”479″ height=”1766″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;” allowfullscreen> […]
The key to media’s hidden codes This is a 5:59 video lesson from Ed.Ted Description: Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate systems of symbols that are a part of everyday life — from advertising messages to traffic signs.
This ted ed video captures, for the scientists among our students, the physical changes our body experiences during speech anxiety and ways to deal with the common feelings of speech anxiety. (or those that enjoy cartoons!) www. ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-cho
If we can learn how to laugh at ourselves (and teach our students to do the same),we can diffuse much of the speaker anxiety that most of us will experience at some point or another. This video humorously suggests that our students really do need a course in public speaking!
The Extemporaneous Process: To extensively prepare and practice to deliver a conversational speech. These hamsters did not wing it and just walk out of the Kia sporting tuxes. They used the extemporaneous process to prepare and practice before presenting. This short clip is a fun way to introduce the extemporaneous process. (1.5 min) Applause (Hamsters […]