Friday, April 24, 2015

Extra Credit Speaking Opportunity

Many of you have had extra speaking opportunities in the ML community, at your home churches, at your sport's banquets, for chapel, and many other places and occasions. Describe your speaking opportunity and you will receive some extra credit based on your response, your practice time, the length of your speech, and your efforts in helping us understand the event in your post. Things to consider as you write...

What was the occasion?
Was it an impromptu speech or did you prepare?
Where you speaking alone or were you part of a group?
How long did you prepare?
Did you practice with an adult?
How long was your speech?
How many people were in the audience?
Did you receive some feedback from audience members? What did they say?

As always, grammar and syntax are important! Due by May 24 (11:59 p.m.)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Informative Speech

Write one well-written and thought-out paragraph. Use complete sentences and correct grammar. Upper class students should be writing paragraphs with compound and complex sentences that are a minimum of six sentences long. Please specifically comment on your introduction, conclusion, and visual aid. For your introduction--did you cover the four points of a good introduction? Conclusion--solid? Are all three parts included? Visual aid-seamless? Did you read off of it or was it an incorporated part of your speech? 

In addition, you may comment on the following aspects as well: 
  1. Eye Contact
  2. Nervousness
  3. Audience Feedback
  4. Preparation--did you practice enough? Too much?
  5. Speaking rate (too fast? too slow? too many pauses?)
  6. Gestures (Did you do any?)
  7. Poise and Presence 
  8. Organization
  9. Facial Expressions 
  10. Dressed and groomed?
  11. Outline/Note Cards/Manuscript
  12. Works Cited?

What went well? What do you need to work on for the next speech? Be as specific as possible! 

In addition, leave feedback for at least two students. Feedback should be specific and original