Why Public Speaking? • Allows you to express yourself. • Influence others. • Is a skill you will use throughout your life!
4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program • All students will write and give a speech in their classroom.
4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program • You communicate everyday. • When you talk, write, and listen to others.
5 P’s of Public Speaking • Prepare • Plan • Polish • Practice • Present
Example of a “Bad” Speech • http://www.speakersuccessonline.com/category/presentation-skills/ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YivQYeI0vys
How to Get Started? • Select a topic or a theme • Have an IDEA! What is it you would like to talk about? • Examples: hobbies, sports, famous person, vacation, friend, special event, animals, etc • Do not use last year’s speech!!!
Begin Writing Your Speech • Research your topic ⃗ Internet ⃗ Library ⃗ Newspapers ⃗ Magazines ⃗ Books ⃗ Interview
Begin Writing Your Speech • Your speech should have three parts: → Introduction → Body → Conclusion
→ Introduction • Get Attention • Introduce Topic • Provide Motivation • Preview Speech
→ Introduction • Use a short introduction to get the audience’s attention and share your main idea. • Can use a famous quote, a question or your reason for choosing your topic.
→ Body • Give Descriptions about topic. • Should give three to five main points about your topic. • The points should be interesting and have a logical order.
→ Conclusion • Summary • Quotation • Summarize Speech • Reemphasize Main Idea • Provide Closure • And end with a final thought, something you want the audience to remember about your topic
Preparing Speech • Write your speech on notebook paper and have your teacher approve it • Then write your speech out on note cards, skipping lines • Number your note cards
How long should your speech be? • Between 2 – 3 minutes • Time yourself to see if your speech is the correct length
Practice Speech • Recreate Setting • Practice Without Memorizing • Practice Out Loud • Watch Yourself
Practice Speech • Avoid saying “um” and “uh” • Don’t talk too fast • Make eye contact with the audience • Speak up
Elements of Physical Delivery or Body Language Appearance Posture Facial Expression Eye Contact Movement Gestures
Giving Your Presentation • Podiums are optional • Do not lean on podium • Use good posture & stand still
Giving Your Presentation • Don’t say “thank you” at the end of your speech • Look Sharp - Dress appropriately • Relax, smile & have fun!!!!
Watch Your Mannerisms • Playing with hair • Do not fidget • Chewing gum • Rocking your feet • Too many hand gestures
Example of a “Good” Speech • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFAxkOVG0js • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-STtkmEp8Ao
Credits • Lori Wiggins, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Taylor County 4-H • Tracy Tesdall, Regional Specialized Agent, South District • Photos by Lori Wiggins