2 PurposeThe purpose of the Speech is to introduce yourself to your audienceThe purpose of the Paper Bag is for size. Anything that can fit in the bag is the right size Visual Aid for this speech.*The bag should be left at your desk or under the podium (not a distraction)
3 Content & Organization Follow basic Outlining format for presentationsEverything will be spoken, including your SIGNPOST (preview to main points)Answer the questions on the Speech Inventory worksheet to help you decide what to include (things that make up who you are)
4 Visual AidsPlace items into your Paper Bag that will be used to illustrate your main ideas in your speechItems must be able to fit in the bag, but be able to be seen by the entire audienceExamples: a book that influenced you, a piece of jewelry, a large photo, a statue…
5 Visual Aids PRACTICE your speech with your Visual Aids ahead of time Choose the appropriate time to show your V.A. during each main pointDo not pass your V.Aids around the room, as this will distract from your speechBe sure to explain the significance of each
6 Content & Organization Organize your ideas into 3 MAIN POINTSYour MAIN POINTS will be the 3 main ideas that will include your content…Ex. (1) My Background (2) My Characteristics (3) My AccomplishmentsOr “Past, Present, Future” of My Life
7 Support and AnalysisUnder each main point, include examples, stories, and a VISUAL AID from your bag.Be sure to explain any claim that you makeEx. “Music has played a big part in my life…” now, follow that up with “why,” “how,” “in what ways,” etc…That’s support with analysis!
8 IntroductionDon’t ever begin your speech with “ok” or “um” or “ok, I’m going to begin.” Just jump right in with your ATTENTION-GETTERBe sure to have clear and definite parts of the Intro
9 Conclusion NEVER end a speech with “That’s it,” or “ok, I’m done.” Be sure to include the very important parts of the Conclusion: the SUMMARY and the CLINCHERHints: the Summary is the same as your Signpost & the Clincher can round out the Attention Getter!
10 Delivery DOs and DON’Ts Don’t hide behind or hold onto the podium when you speakDo use controlled gestures to help you illustrate your pointsDon’t write out your speech or else you will read to us, and that is not the goalDo speak from an Outline, PRACTICE to be able to be free from your notes, and speak conversationally to your audience
11 Delivery DOs and DON’Ts Don’t be silly or distracted by audience membersDo use controlled humor and/or jokes to entertain your audienceDon’t chew gum, put hands in pockets, cross arms or legs, or shift weight/rockingDo stand straight and tall, and practice to avoid nervous mannerisms
12 DO ADD ENERGY!Make sure you are smiling and friendly to your audience during a speechMake sure you PRACTICE for the time limit, and to reduce nervousnessPRACTICE using your Visual Aids, and plan out when they will be shownHave FUN with this one!
13 TIME LIMIT The time limit for this speech will be 3-5 minutes PRACTICE your speech several times WITH your visual aids ahead of time!Time signals will be given during your Speech
14 DUE DATES Bring notes for Test Review on Monday Test day will be Wednesday – bring #2 pencilBe prepared to work on your SPEECH both of these days, as wellSpeeches will be DUE on March 4, 11, 13 – Bring Bag of Visual Aids at that time