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Week 1. Developing Self-Confidence
Stage Fright / Presentation Anxiety Talk yourself out of negative thoughts! Face it, accept it, deal with it, and then let it go. Identify your fear, replace it with positive thoughts, plan and prepare, and then breathe deeply and slowly.
Speaking to Develop Self-confidence To overcome speech fear. To express opinions or personal experiences. To share feelings in public. To speak about a very familiar topic. YOURSELF!!
Introduce yourself to others, i.e. classmates. Your goal is to impress your audience, so that he/she would remember you and your special traits easily. Not only to introduce your personal info personalBut also to add sth personal to bring the audience closer. A personal experience A strong emotional reaction Introducing Yourself
Personal Experience Everybody has had experiences that are unforgettable in some way. Your challenge is to make the audience relive the experience with you. EmbarrassingFrighteningFunnyInteresting HappyUniqueUncomfortableSad EducationalExcitingDangerousSurprising
Strong Emotional Reactions Strong emotional reactions are easy to arouse echoes among the audience. thrilledFeeling thrilled > happy furiousFeeling furious > angry heartbrokenFeeling heartbroken> sad panickyFeeling panicky > scared
A Specific Fear Being able to talk about sth you are afraid of and to share your feelings with the class is a good way to gain confidence when speaking before an audience. Flying in planesBeing in the dark Public speakingGoing to a new country Meeting new peopleInterviewing for a job Snake / CockroachLarge dogs Taking testsGoing to the hospital
Introducing Yourself 2 minutes for you to think about how to introduce yourself impressively. Introduce yourself to one of your classmate. Give a 1 minute speech about “you”. Then go around the room and introduce yourself to another classmate. Bring your new partner back to the original partner, and introduce each other. (Take turns) Listen to the beeps!
The conversation will carry on for 10 minutes. Meet as many friends as you can. Come to the stage and introduce one person that impress you the most and why. Impress us too!! Remember: So you better know MORE friends, or you volunteer to be the first in every circle! A introduce B B introduce C C introduce A (new start)… left: introduce yourself (& punishment?!) No repetition!! Introducing Yourself
Speaking spontaneously To be natural and spontaneous To be polite and semi-formal To practice real social language You are not allowed to write your speech beforehand and read it to the class. Two methods: 1. Picture story 2. Speech structure
Method A: A picture story Try to think of your “speech” as if it were a photo album. Pictures make it possible for you to talk comfortably and naturally in front of a group of people. Occasionally glance at your pictures to trigger your memory. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Method B: Speech prep. worksheet A worksheet with questions and answers to help you organize your thoughts. When delivering your speech, a quick look at the worksheet will remind you of what to say about yourself. Questions are meant to help guide you through your speech, not limit what you say.
Social Language Greeting: “How do you do?” –“How do you do” “Pleasure to meet you” Shake hands when you are introduces or first met. –In some cultures people shake both hands, but in most cultures people shake the right hand. –Male handshake should be firm. Weak handshakes are sometimes referred to as 'limp' or 'cold'. Ask a few personal questions as “icebreakers”, and then move into professional mode. More about handshaking or gestures: Week 3