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Effective Communication. What sort of SPEAKER are you?. Deirdre Russell-Bowie. Overview. What sort of a SPEAKER are you? S elf Confidence P osture E nthusiasm A ids K now your subject E ngage your students R eview for feedback. S elf Confidence. Breathing Relaxation

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Effective communication

Effective Communication

What sort of

SPEAKER

are you?

Deirdre Russell-Bowie


Overview

Overview

  • What sort of a SPEAKER are you?

    • Self Confidence

    • Posture

    • Enthusiasm

    • Aids

    • Know your subject

    • Engage your students

    • Review for feedback


S elf confidence

SelfConfidence

  • Breathing

  • Relaxation

    • Shoulders, Head, Jaw, Lips, Face

  • Self-talk: I CAN do it!

  • Dress for respect and authority

  • Believability Scale (How people judge you to be believable):

    • Verbal 7%; Vocal 37%; Visual 56%


S elf confidence1

SelfConfidence

Before starting to speak, remain silent:

  • Standstraight and solid on your feet,

  • Breathecalmly and cover the entire room with your eyesto take possession of your territory


P osture

Posture

Within 15 seconds,

we are the

subjects

of snap judgments

How we stand affects this judgment


P osture1

Posture

  • Balance forward on balls of both feet

  • Stretch up through string from crown

  • Breathe from the ‘stomach’

  • Free hands and arms

  • Take possession of your space

  • Clear Body Language


P osture2

Posture

  • Body Language (Use when appropriate)

    • Smile!

    • Open Stance

    • Forward Lean

    • Touch

    • Eye contact

    • Nod your Head

  • Who you are speaks so loudly, that I can’t hear what you are saying! (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


E nthusiasm

Enthusiasm

  • Body Language

    • 45% of your message is expressed by the body

    • 20% of your message is expressed by the tone of voice

    • 35% of your message is expressed by what you say

  • The Medium is the Message

    (Marshall MacLuhan)


E nthusiasm1

Enthusiasm!

  • Your VOICE can reflect your enthusiasm!

    • Pitch

    • Clarity

    • Volume

    • Pace

    • Intonation

    • Emphasis

    • Use of pauses and silences

    • Avoid : colloquialisms, chorus answers, ‘Would you like to?


E nthusiasm2

Enthusiasm!

  • Gestures

    • Clarify and support words

    • Dramatise your ideas

    • Lend emphasis and vitality

    • Help dissipate nervous tension

    • Function as visual aids

    • Stimulate student participation

    • Highly visable

    • Make them natural, convincing, smooth, well-timed and spontaneous


E nthusiasm3

Enthusiasm!

  • Avoid Cliché Gestures

    • Fig leaf

    • Pledge of allegiance

    • Praying hands

    • Scratching head

    • Body part pull

    • Hands in pocket

    • Statue ofLiberty

    • Wand waving

    • Machine gun


A ids

Aids

  • Voice

  • Gestures

  • Body Language

  • Teaching Resources

    • Blackboard; Paper; Pens; Overhead Projectors; Interactive Whiteboard

    • CDs; Videos; TV; Photocopier

    • Computers; Cameras; Posters; Artifacts

  • Know how they work;

  • Bring extension cord, etc


  • K now your subject

    KnowYour Subject

    • Build Self-Confidence through Preparation

      • Children (Needs, interests, abilities)

      • Content

      • Classroom

      • Aids and Resources

  • Preparation represents 75% of the effort that goes into a lesson

  • Successful teaching depends on effective planning


  • E ngage your students

    Engage your Students

    • Communicate to every child by using their Intelligence strengths

      • Logical/ Mathematical

      • Verbal / Linguistic

      • Bodily / Kinaesthetic

      • Visual / Spatial

      • Musical

      • Intra-personal

      • Inter-personal


    E ngage your students1

    Engage your Students

    • Eye Contact

    • Clear Explanations

    • Check for understanding

    • Repeat important points

    • Empathy: ‘stand in another’s shoes’

    • Learn through DOING!

    • Involve ALL students


    R eview

    Review

    • Videotape your lesson; review it

    • Self confidence: How believable are you?

    • Posture: What does your body language say?

    • Enthusiasm: Does your use of gestures and voice aid your presentation?

    • Aids: How effective was the use of these?

    • Know your subject: Was this clear?

    • Engage your students: Were they involved?

    • Review : Gain feedback from video / mentor / peer / supervising teacher


    Effective communication1

    Effective Communication

    What sort of

    SPEAKER

    are you?

    Deirdre Russell-Bowie


    What sort of speaker are you

    What sort of SPEAKER are you?

    For further information, see Chapter 2 in MMADD: About the Arts: An introduction to Primary Arts Education

    by Deirdre Russell-Bowie, published by Pearson Education Australia


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