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What’s that you say?.  Length – must reach 4 minutes  Must be issue or theme based  Must be supported by researched evidence  Include language techniques.

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1 What’s that you say?

2  Length – must reach 4 minutes  Must be issue or theme based  Must be supported by researched evidence  Include language techniques appropriate for oral delivery  Cue cards and frequent eye contact  Transcript written in full and given to the teacher before you begin  May include up to 4 slides

3  Search news sources online  Think about issues raised in texts studied this year  Listen to what people are discussing  Scan magazines such as Time, North and South, Metro  Watch some TED talks on youtube  Watch the TV news and current events programmes such as 60 Minutes, Sunday, 3 rd Degree etc

4 Do not use the following:  Racist or sexist statements, religious attacks, obscene language or upsetting images  Topics such as suicide, abortion or sexually explicit material are not permitted  Topics which are tired / overdone

5  Look at the history of it  Look at all sides  Use thinking tools such as PMI, 6 thinking hats, brainstorming, concept mapping, spidergrams etc  Survey people  Collect/explore key terms, key personalities

6  Statistics  Expert opinion  Case studies  Anecdotes  Photographs

7  Openings – what kinds are there?  Development Use linking/transition words to build and signpost what you are doing  Conclusion – what makes an effective ending?

8  Don’t trot out the usual stuff  Add a little humour if you can  Be passionate, engaged with your subject and audience  Tell little stories to illustrate your points  Rehearse in front of the mirror or mum or friends several times  Time yourself carefully  Seek feedback before performance day

9 Class handouts – study carefully sixminutes.dlugan.com How To Deliver the Talk of Your Life Teacher.scholastic.com TED talks e.g. by Sheryl Wudann, Natalie Warne, Tavi Gevinson, Randy Pausch and many others


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