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1 12/17/ H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program Jackson County Extension Ben Knowles 4-H Extension Agent I

2 12/17/ Why Public Speaking?  Allows you to express yourself.  Influence others.  Is a skill you will use throughout your life!

3 12/17/ H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program All students will write and give a speech in their classroom.

4 12/17/ H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program You communicate everyday. When you talk, write, and listen to others.

5 5 P’s of Public Speaking Plan Prepare Polish Practice Present

6 12/17/ Example of a “Bad” Speech vQYeI0vys vQYeI0vys

7 12/17/ 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!!! Topics should be appropriate for school and 4-H!!!

8 12/17/ Begin Writing Your Speech Research your topic ⃗ Search Internet ⃗ Library ⃗ Newspapers ⃗ Magazines ⃗ Books ⃗ T.V. ⃗ Interview

9 12/17/ Begin Writing Your Speech Your speech should have three parts: → Introduction → Body → Conclusion Keep in Mind: A public speech should inform, persuade, or entertain the audience. A public speech is not a demonstration or an illustrated talk.

10 12/17/2014 → Introduction Get Attention Introduce Topic Provide Motivation Preview Speech

11 12/17/ → 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.

12 12/17/2014 → 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.

13 12/17/2014 → 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

14 12/17/ 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

15 12/17/ How long should your speech be? Between 2 – 3 minutes Time yourself to see if your speech is the correct length

16 Practice Speech Recreate Setting Practice Without Memorizing Practice Out Loud Watch Yourself

17 Practice Speech Avoid saying um and uh Don’t talk too fast Make eye contact with the audience Speak up

18 Elements of Physical Delivery or Body Language Appearance Posture Facial Expression Eye Contact Movement Gestures

19 12/17/ Giving Your Presentation Podiums are optional Do not lean on podium Use good posture & stand still

20 12/17/ Giving Your Presentation Don’t say “thank you” at the end of your speech Look Sharp - Dress appropriately Relax, smile & have fun!!!!

21 12/17/ Watch Your Mannerisms Mannerisms to avoid! Playing with hair Do not fidget Chewing gum Rocking your feet Too many hand gestures

22 12/17/ Example of a “Good” Speech FAxkOVG0js FAxkOVG0js STtkmEp8Ao STtkmEp8Ao

23 12/17/ H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program 4 th – 6 th Grades Classroom Level – ribbons awarded for 1 st - 3 rd places (1 st place speaker moves to school contest) School Level – medallions awarded for 1 st - 3 rd (1 st place speaker moves to county contest) County Level – plaques awarded for 1 st - 3 rd (1 st place winners receive full 4-H camp scholarships)

24 12/17/ H/Tropicana Speech Winners

25 12/17/ H/Tropicana Speech Winners

26 12/17/ H/Tropicana Speech Winners

27 12/17/ Questions? Contact your 4-H Agent Ben Knowles This presentation was created by Lori Wiggins, Taylor County 4-H Extension Agent III, and modified for the Jackson County 4-H Program.


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