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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

What sort of

SPEAKER

are you?

Deirdre Russell-Bowie


Overview

  • What sort of a SPEAKER are you?

    • Self Confidence

    • Posture

    • Enthusiasm

    • Aids

    • Know your subject

    • Engage your students

    • Review for feedback


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%


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


Posture

Within 15 seconds,

we are the

subjects

of snap judgments

How we stand affects this judgment


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


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)


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)


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?


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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


    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


    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 Communication

    What sort of

    SPEAKER

    are you?

    Deirdre Russell-Bowie


    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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