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1 English in the Office presents…. Andre Polushin – English Language Coordinator The Fear of Speaking

2 The Hot Topics of the Day Psychology and Analysis English Class Focus Presentation Focus For Teachers???

3 Fear is Good Positive Fear Negative Fear

4 IAP - Identification Identification, Analysis, Prescription

5 Zimbardo: The Root of Speech Anxiety is Shyness The Jitters Sweaty Palms Knocking Knees Facial Flushes Watery Eyes Leathery Tongue Dry Mouth Wild Heartbeats Shortness of Breath Memory Lapses Mental Confusions General High Anxiety Levels

6 IAP - Analysis Jung: We assume our enemies (our listeners) are aware of our secret weakness Freud: We are born naked and helpless Adler: We are powerless before powerful people

7 It’s all about courage!!!

8 IAP - Prescribe

9 Teaching for the Real World

10 What is Presentation?

11 Simple and Achievable Speaking 1. Give me the vowels A E I O U 2. Give me an adjective that starts with each vowel. 3. Now give me the opposite of each adjective. 4. Give me a sentence with the original adjective and the opposite. Can’t we apply simple ideas like this to our classes to make them say something?

12 EYES + VOICE + ENERGY

13 Sound Scripting 1 Before: Our school is the best in town. The teachers are friendly, and very knowledgeable about English. I've studied at the school for two years and my English is becoming very good. I hope you will visit our school and try an English class. Maybe we can become friends!

14 Sound Scripting 2

15 Sound Scripting 3 After: Our school is the BEST in town. The teachers are friendly, and VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE about English. I've studied at the school for two years and my English is becoming VERY GOOD. I hope you will visit our school and try an English class. MAYBE we can become FRIENDS!

16 LINKING consonant > vowel We link words ending with a consonant sound to words beginning with a vowel sound We write it like this:turnoff We say it like this:turnoff vowel > vowel We link words ending with a vowel sound to words beginning with a vowel sound We write it like this:too oftenwho isthe endshe asked We say it like this:tooWoftenwhoWistheYendsheYasked This one will blow your mind!!! We write it like this: Can I have a bit of egg? There are 7 words.How many words do we hear considering linking?

17 Pronunciation 5 of the most common pronunciation errors I see everyday. 1. TH 2. ED 3. OUS 4. R / H 5. CH

18 id Lan d ed Wan t ed Recor d ed Plan t ed Wal k ed Plan n ed Emai l ed Esca p ed ED t d or t = idany other letter = t 5% - 10%90% - 95% t

19 One more just for fun... World Were + Old Wer + ld

20 The Nine Presentation Sins And how you can avoid them George Torok

21 Presentation Sin 1: Wasting time Presentation Sin 2: Boring your audience Presentation Sin 3: Lacking passion

22 Presentation Sin 4: Confusing your audience Presentation Sin 5: Insulting your audience Presentation Sin 6: Not clear about your purpose/message

23 Presentation Sin 7: Information overload Presentation Sin 8: Stuck in your rut of delivery – unable to flex to the audience Presentation Sin 9: Using slides that are boring, irrelevant, or confusing

24 In Summation

25 FOR THE PRO… English in the Office: (11) 5504-3859 Email: coordination@englishintheoffice.com.brcoordination@englishintheoffice.com.br Super Teacher: www.superteacher.com.brwww.superteacher.com.br Places to find out more: Kenneth Beare: esl.about.comesl.about.com John Robert Colombo: www.speechcoachforexecutives.comwww.speechcoachforexecutives.com George Torok:www.torok.comwww.torok.com The collective works of Silvio Santos Andre Polushin: andrepolu@hotmail.comandrepolu@hotmail.com Thanks so much for listening!


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