Informational Meeting. Impromptu Speaking. What is impromptu?. Students are given a speech topic One Word : lightly philosophical in nature Example : Money, Time, Justice etc. Phrase : proverbs, aphorisms, one-liners, etc.
plan their speech
1. Review the different kinds of examples: *problem/solution *famous person *popular culture (movies, media, music, etc.) *personal experience (school, travel, regret, embarrassing moment, moment of disillusionment, etc.) *new theories / ideas (anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, science, math, etc.) *history *literature *politics *other suggestions?We will need to set dates for writing 2 examples for each category, including details, tone,significance, accompanying gestures, rhetorical strategies, etc.2. Discuss resources for expanding your intellectual repertoire *Arts and Letters Daily *Radio Lab
*Ted Talks *Other suggestions?3. Watch an example finalist from last years' culcon: *look at body language, gesturing, eye-contact, timing, and tone *examine the hook, background, thesis, examples, transitions, and conclusion *consider rhetorical strategies: parallel structure, antithesis, anaphora, epistrophe, questions, analogy, hyperbole, puns, etc.